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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