How to Cook Perfect Beef Stew

Start to finish in two hours. Cooking time is 1 1/2 hours.

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How to Cook Perfect Beef Stew Recipe
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You can use any cut of meat you want, as long as it's a boneless chuck roast.

You can use any cut of meat you want, as long as it's a boneless chuck roast.

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Cut into 1" pieces and brown in batches. Use a little olive oil and salt while browning. Note - cooking too much meat at a time will cause the pan to cool and you'll end up basting vice adding color.

Cut into 1" pieces and brown in batches. Use a little olive oil and salt while browning. Note - cooking too much meat at a time will cause the pan to cool and you'll end up basting vice adding color.

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After browning the meat, add the flour and olive oil to the pan.  Cook the roux approximately 3 minutes.

After browning the meat, add the flour and olive oil to the pan. Cook the roux approximately 3 minutes.

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Add 2 cups of beef broth to the roux and deglaze the pan.

Add 2 cups of beef broth to the roux and deglaze the pan.

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Deglazed pan with flour and beef stock.

Deglazed pan with flour and beef stock.

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Add the thickened sauce from the pan, the remaining 2 cups of stock and two cups of wine to the pot containing your browned chuck.

Add the thickened sauce from the pan, the remaining 2 cups of stock and two cups of wine to the pot containing your browned chuck.

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Add the bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, coriander and pepper.

Add the bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, coriander and pepper.

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Photo of the vegetables. I also added some mushrooms simply because we had them.

Photo of the vegetables. I also added some mushrooms simply because we had them.

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The potatoes go in first. I cook them for at least an hour and fifteen minutes. The other vegetables will only be added for the last hour of cooking.

The potatoes go in first. I cook them for at least an hour and fifteen minutes. The other vegetables will only be added for the last hour of cooking.

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Add the rest of the vegetables and garlic.  Cook for 45-60 mins.  Total time to make this recipe should be 2 hours. You don't want to cook this all day as the vegetables will lose their texture.

Add the rest of the vegetables and garlic. Cook for 45-60 mins. Total time to make this recipe should be 2 hours. You don't want to cook this all day as the vegetables will lose their texture.

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Serving suggestion.  Don't forget to remove the bay leaves before serving.

Serving suggestion. Don't forget to remove the bay leaves before serving.

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