Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mom's Italian Beef Stew Recipe Video

I love stew when it cold out. It just has a way of making me warm and satisfied when eating a hot meal. Sometimes nothing else works better than a good homemade pot of stew other than soup on those blustery cold days. This is an easy throw together stew that does the trick!  Mom made this once a week in the winter months, long long ago, this recipe is over 100 years old!

 I never forget the tender chunks of meat and wonderful sauce to sop up the bread!


Watch the video for easy instructions





Mom's Italian Beef Stew Recipe Video

2 lbs stew london broil or other beef cut into chunks
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes or use ( whole tomatoes put in food processor pulse till chunky)
1 small can tomato paste
3 cloves minced garlic
2 zucchini's chopped in chunks
2 cups peas
1 cup carrots
2 cups of green beans cut in half fresh or frozen
2  large chopped bell peppers
1 medium onion chopped fine optional: as for me I am allergic to them and don't use them)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
4 potatoes peeled and cubed
Olive oil or Canola oil
2 fresh basil leaves, 2 tablespoons parsley chopped and rosemary fresh 1sprig

Other Additions that are optional: celery, corn, 

1/4 cup preferably Burgundy or Merlot you can use white Chablis wine in a pinch

In a large saucepan add 3 tablespoons olive oil saute meat 4 minutes on each side. Add tomato paste, garlic saute 2 minutes (and onion if using).  Add pepper and all the rest of the tomatoes, zucchini, peas, potatoes, green beans and any other vegetables of choice, then add these herbs, along with 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, salt and pepper to taste. I also add a dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for heat. Cook for around an 2  hours on low adding wine 1/2 hour before this is done.  Serve with crusty Ciabatta bread.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

2 comments:

Greg said...

This looks amazing. I'll take a big bowl please.

Liz Berg said...

It felt SO cold when we went out this this evening. Wish I came home to your wonderful, warm and hearty stew!!