Beef Stew with New Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, and Mushrooms

My daughter went to Whole Foods last weekend with her family, and she called me to tell me that they’d gotten the most delicious beef stew from the food bar there.  I called up the store, and asked what the ingredients were in the stew, and they told me.  So I put this recipe together even though I was missing a few things, and it came out delicious.  I bought stew meat at Whole Foods, and it was perfect looking meat.  I used as many other organic ingredients as possible, including Nature’s Promise tomato paste, organic carrots, potatoes, peas, and beef broth.

  • 1 very very large onion, or 2 med-large onions, finely chopped2
  • 2 1 lb. bags of organic carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 8-10 oz. boxes of baby bella mushrooms, washed and cut into large slices
  • about 4 springs of fresh thyme
  • about 4 lbs. organic red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 5-7 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • about 4 lbs. stew cubes (chuck) from Whole Foods (Their meat is the absolute best!)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 qts. (boxes) organic Whole Foods beef broth
  • 1 small can organic tomato paste (I used Nature’s Promise from Stop & Shop)
  • 1 small container of demi glace bought at Whole Foods:  Demi-Glace Gold Classic French Demi-Glace, 1.5 oz. from More then Gourmet

1. In a large pot,  pour the oil and put the butter, heat till butter is melted, and sauté onion till translucent and is just starting to brown a little.  Add garlic, and cook another 3 minutes or so.  Take out of pot.

3. Sprinkle meat cubes with kosher salt and pepper.  Brown beef lightly in same pot in a tablespoon of oil. Drain beef in strainer.  Put onions and garlic back in pot.  Put meat back in pot.

6. Deglaze the skillet with the beef broth.  Add about half the can of tomato paste, the demi glace, and simmer stew covered about 1 hour over low flame.  Stir every so often.

7.  After an hour or so, add the  carrot chunks and potato chunks.

8.  After another hour, add the rest of the tomato paste.  Add the leaves from about 2 or 3 sprigs of fresh thyme.  Cook another hour covered over low flame.

Note:  If you have too much liquid, spoon some out into a bowl and dispose of later when you are sure you don’t need it.

9.  Meanwhile, sauté the mushroom slices in a bit of olive oil and butter.  Sprinkle mushrooms with kosher salt and pepper.  Let mushroom brown nicely on each side.

10.  Taste beef.  It should be very soft.  If it is, then add the mushrooms.  If not, simmer covered till meat is very soft.  Turn heat off.   Add mushrooms when meat is very soft and tender.  Also, add 1 bag of organic Whole Foods frozen peas.

11.  Try to spoon any fat off the top of the gravy if possible.  Otherwise, after you refrigerate the stew, the fat will solidify at the top and you’ll be able to remove it.

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