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Slow Cooked Beef Stew for Adult Tastes

Slow Cooked Beef Stew for Adult Tastes

This slow cooked beef stew is flavored with herbs and red wine. This recipe requires a bit of work and time, but you can look forward to the end result.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Beef
300 g
Onion
1 1/2
Garlic
1 clove
Butter or vegetable oil
10 g
Red wine
150 ml
Water
500 ml
Demi-Glace Sauce
1 can
Bay leaf
1
Whole canned tomatoes
100 g
Celery
Leaves, to taste
Carrots
2
Tomato ketchup
3-5 tablespoons
Button mushrooms
1 bag (about 5-6)
Potatoes
2
Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
2 tablespoons
Sugar (under-note flavor)
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
Final Seasoning
Dried parsley
Decoration
Coffee creamer
Decoration

Steps

1. I chopped up a block of beef shoulder.
2. Place the beef into a bowl and rub in salt and pepper for seasoning.
3. Here are the ingredients I used.
4. Mince the clove of garlic and 1/2 onion. Melt the butter in a frying pan and saute the garlic and onion on low heat for 20 minutes, until it becomes a light brown color.
5. In the same frying pan, brown the beef.
6. Using the same frying pan yet again, saute the chopped onion and carrot.
7. Transfer everything from Steps 4, 5, and 6 into a pot, pour in 150 ml of red wine and 500 ml of water.
8. Then add the celery leaves, bay leaf, and canned tomato and heat on high. (If you have parsley stems or thyme branches, add them here for an even deeper flavor.)
9. When it begins to boil, skim off the scum and let it simmer as-is for 60 minutes on low heat.
10. Add the demi glace sauce, ketchup, and mushrooms and simmer for another 20 minutes. Adjust the amount of ketchup based on the acidity.
11. Add the potatoes, worcestershire sauce, and sugar and simmer for yet another 20 minutes. Lastly, season with salt and pepper.
12. Pour into a dish and top with dried parsley and coffee creamer, and then it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Out of all the attempts I've made, this is the one that my entire family has settled on.