My little C had a cold recently… and then I started to feel my own “yuckies” coming on. Thankfully, with lots of great advice from lovely people like you, and plenty of fermented cod liver oil I was able to stop the cold dead in its tracks. Success! Still, it’s been one of “those” weeks where I needed something comforting to eat. Something nourishing. Something warm. And that’s why I’m sharing my favorite comforting beef stew with y’all.
This beef stew is seriously so good. Both the hubs and my little girl gobble it up. I love it because the long simmer makes tougher (and less expensive) cuts of meat delectable. I also love the nourishing ingredients: Broth, spices, garlic, veggies, grass-fed beef. Nothing but honest to goodness love in this stew.
Make some this week. I know I say it a lot, but your body will thank you.
Comforting Beef Stew
2 pounds of stew beef, cut into small pieces
3 Tbs coconut oil (where to find coconut products)
4 cups beef stock (chicken stock will also work)
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
2 bay leaves
2 medium onions, diced
2 tsp real salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tsp honey
1 tsp paprika
2 dashes of allspice
1/2 tsp ginger
4 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
5 large carrots, chopped
5 ribs of celery, chopped
2 Tbs arrowroot powder
1. Heat oil in a large pot. Brown meat.
2. Add stock, garlic, bay leaves, onions, vinegars, honey, and spices. Bring to a gentle boil and then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
3. Remove garlic cloves and bay leaves. Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook for another 30 – 40 minutes.
4. Remove 2 cups of liquid. Place in a separate bowl. Add arrowroot powder and stir until smooth. Mix back in with the rest of the stew. Stir and cook until hot and bubbly.
(Serves 6 – 8)
Carefully ladle into soup bowls. Enjoy!
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