No. 1 : Quick Recipe

30 Minute Beef Stew

  • 2 LBs Sirloin Steak, cut in1” cubes
  • ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 TB Avocado Oil
  • 1 TB Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 Cups Beef Stock
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
  • About 6 Cups Frozen Vegetables – your choice (carrots, potatoes, beans, corn, etc)
  • Fresh Parsley, Basil or Dill

Step One

Place the steak in a bag. Sprinkle the flour and a good shake of salt and pepper to the bag. Shake to coat the steak well. Heat 1 TB of the oil in large skillet or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add half of the beef; brown on all sides, then repeat with the rest of the beef. Set aside.

Step Two

Add the beef stock to the skillet add the vegetables and paprika, garlic and onion powder; bring to boil. Lower the heat, add the seared beef and and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tenStir through the herbs and serve.

No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP

How can a hearty beef stew be made in only 30 minutes? We are using a couple of easy shortcuts that will make the stew tasty and fast. Using dried spices like garlic and onion powder speed up the process by eliminating the chopping. The other real time saver is using sirloin instead of stew meat because sirloin takes just a few minutes to get tender and delicious.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Why should you use avocado oil in this recipe? Although variations of beef stew are cooked up all over the world, a recipe like this one is typically an “American” recipe. Olive oil is full of Mediterranean flavor and avocado oil is very neutral tasting. In addition, avocado oil is super for high heat cooking like searing the sirloin before adding it to the stew.

No. 4 : CHEERS

Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah
Washington State
About $17

Beef stew’s bold flavors should be paired with a wine that won’t be easily overpowered. The intensity of both the stew and wine need to be matched. That’s why you’ll want a full-bodied wine. Syrah, or Shiraz, pairs well with beef stew because of its bold flavors and full body, which match the heartiness of the dish. This wine from Washington State is a great example of American Syrah thats’s perfect for a weekday dinner. The black pepper, spice, and slightly smoky notes of Syrah play well with the stew’s savory goodness.

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