Beef Stew Recipe – My Own Cooking Show

Did I say beef stew?  Ummm what the hell is a beef stew recipe doing on my blog?  I’m a vegetarian aren’t I?

The truth is – I still cook meat … for Brad.  I sometimes worry that I will be judged by other vegetarians for this.  But oh well.  I do all the meal prep here (while Brad does all of the dishes and other cleaning chores) and so this is just how it goes in our house.

I KNOW I’m not the only person out there who’s a vegetarian with a non-vegetarian spouse.

The groove we’ve gotten into lately is that all of our dinners are vegetarian while Brad’s lunches have meat.

This week I made a video for y’all to follow along with my recipe.  Or just watch for your viewing pleasure even if you’re not making beef strew.

I’m going to start making more videos because they are super fun to shoot (it’s the editing I’m going to have to get used to.)  Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel … pretty please!!!!!

Here’s the recipe:

Beef Stew Recipe

  • one package of stewing beef
  • 1 container of broth (900 ml)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 4 large white mushrooms
  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 6 cloves of garlic

Heat oil in your large pot at medium-low heat.  Add beef and allow all sides to brown.  Remove from pot.  Add in onions, cook for 3 minutes or until translucent.  Add garlic, saute for 1 minute.  Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.  Add celery and saute for 5 minutes.  Add tomato paste, stir to coat all veggies.  Cook the the veggies in the paste for about 10 minutes, if needed reduce the heat just a little to avoid burning.  Then add rosemary.  Stir into all veggies and cook for a minute.  Then add broth and add the beef back in.  Bring this mixture to a boil (put the lid on for this step) then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes.  At this point add in the carrots, potatoes, and parsnips.  Turn heat up just above low, put the lid back on and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.  Stir often.

Et voila!  Makes 5-6 servings.

How’d you guys like the video?  Any video topics you’d like to see covered?  If you live with someone with a totally different diet than you, how do you jive those two worlds?

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19 Responses to Beef Stew Recipe – My Own Cooking Show

  1. Get this girl her own show! Great video Morgan :)

  2. Morgan great video! I was totally wearing my Healthy Living Summit shirt the other day too, found it tucked away in a deep dark corner of my closet.

    Tip on the oil smoking. You do not want your olive oil to smoke. This is because the oil has been heated too high, and has now become carcinogenic. You can always use oils that have a higher smoke point like grapeseed oil which is very mild in flavour great for a beef stew or coconut oil which has a more prominent flavour.

    Can’t wait to see more of your videos!

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      ahhhhhh thanks for the tip Miranda!

      I’ve actually never had oil smoke on me before – my stove is very old and has a mind of it’s own … the oven is even worse :(

  3. I’ll have to watch the video later, as I’m still at work. Shh!
    You’re surely not alone, I’m also a vegetarian while my husband is an omnivore. Currently he’s on dinner duty on most days, so he usually makes one veggie meal for the both of us. His lunches may or may not contain meat or fish. On weekends, he often makes himself some meaty or fishy soup or stew, while I make vegetarian dishes for myself.
    I wouldn’t mind cooking non-vegetarian dishes for him, but often I’m too scared to ruin an expensive piece of meat or sea food. Who knows, maybe I can find the courage to make your beef stew for him. I guess he’d like that. With lots of hot sauce, of course.

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      yeah this isn’t hard at all – just make sure you don’t overcook the beef when it’s in the pot in the oil … and stewing beef is pretty cheap in comparison to other cuts so don’t worry!

  4. I commented on the video but I had to here as well – I LOVED it!!! :)

  5. Great post, Morgan. I was thinking about doing some videos myself, after seeing yours I am inspired to do it! Thanks. :)

  6. I’m right there with you girl. Not a meat eater myself but my hubby loves meaty meals sometimes. I do the cooking because I LOVE to cook and let’s be honest, the man is all thumbs in the kitchen.

    He makes the money money (and takes out the trash, mows the lawn, etc) and I do all the cooking, cleaning and laundry. It works out great for us!

  7. Nicole says:

    you did great! nice video!

  8. Solid job on the video! I filmed myself one time puttering around the kitchen giving people ideas for breakfasts, watched it, erased it and have never done one again! It’s rough watching yourself on screen and we’re such tough critics. But you did well.

    My wife made a chicken stew over the weekend from the the show The Chew. Turned out great. Look it up on their website!

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      Jonathan thanks for your compliment!

      yeah it’s always weird to watch or to hear yourself :P

      thanks for the tip about the chicken stew I’ll take a peek – I watch The Chew at lunch sometimes

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