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Spanish Beef Stew

January 11, 2010

This Spanish inspired Beef Stew is a delicious savory addition to rice or over couscous. 

Ingredients:

2 lbs stew beef cut into bite sized cubes approx 1 inch by 1 inch

1 cup Alino Marinade https://myhungrytum.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/mondo-alino-spanish-condimentmarinade/

1 cup Rough Chopped Sweet Onions

5 bulbs of scallion peeled but whole

2 cans diced tomatoes

2 garlic bulbs unpeeled

1 tbsp paprika

1 container beef stock or vegetable stock

1 large green pepper rough chopped

1 cup carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices

1 cup raisins

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 stick salted butter

1 tsp Sea or Kosher Salt

1 tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper

Rinse under cold water and pat dry the stew beef.  Place in container and cover with alino marinade stirring to completely cover the beef.  Allow to marinate for several hours.

In a large sauce pan, set heat to medium high.  Add olive oil and bring to heat, being careful to avoid smoking the oil. 

When the oil is hot, add the onions and sautee for 2 mins till they begin to soften.  Add the green peppers and saute 1 minute.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the marinated stew beef and saute for 1-2 mins per side till meat is browned.  Remove from heat.

In a large pot, melt the butter and add the can of diced tomatoes and the paprika.  Add the raisins and stir the pot. Cook for 3 mins till very hot.  Add the beef stock to the pot along with 2 bay leaves.  Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.  Add the scallion bulbs, garlic and carrots.

Add the meat and onions to the liquid making sure the liquid covers the beef and cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until meat becomes very tender. Add small amounts of water to maintain the liquid level above the beef.

Serve hot.

Makes 8 portions

To thicken the sauce further, use 1 tbsp corn starch mixed into 1/4 cup cold water.  Repeat if necessary.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2010 10:03 am

    THis is making me hungry. Watching a game, and just staring at the LCD TV, this is a really good call for break! 🙂
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    • January 24, 2010 10:16 am

      Good Choice to take a break. I agree! This stew recipe is one I created in support of a simple starch (CousCous) that I didn’t want to eat plain. It turned out to be delicious and you will enjoy it!

      Cheers,
      Eric Ackerson

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