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Wintertime Braised Beef Stew Recipe

Wintertime Braised Beef Stew Recipe

This easy beef stew has a deep, rich taste. Since it's even better a day or two later, you may want to make a double batch. —Michaela Rosenthal, Indio, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons red currant jelly
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh oregano sprigs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and steak seasoning. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in an ovenproof Dutch oven; brown beef in batches on all sides. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In same pan, saute onion, celery, parsnips and carrots in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, wine, jelly, bay leaves, oregano and beef; bring to a boil.
  • 3. Cover and bake 1-1/2 hours. Stir in beans; cover and bake 30-40 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves and oregano. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 310 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 373 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.