How to cook Classic Beef Stew Recipe:
Our Family’s Classic Beef Stew. The beef is so tender and just melts in your mouth! Every bit of this beef stew is infused with wonderful flavor from slow roasting in the oven.
INGREDIENTS: 6 oz thick sliced bacon chopped into 1/4" wide strips 2 - 2 1/2 lbs boneless beef chuck or good quality stew meat trimmed and cut into 1" pieces Salt and ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups good red wine such as Soft Red or Pinot Noir (see note above) 1 lb mushrooms thickly sliced 4 large carrots peeled and cut into 1/2" thick pieces 1 medium yellow onion diced 4 garlic cloves chopped 1 Tbsp tomato paste 4 cups low sodium beef broth or beef stock 2 bay leaves 1 tsp dried thyme 1 lb small potatoes new potatoes, or fingerling, halved or quartered