A hearty, simple beef stew featuring traditional and easy to find ingredients.
1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 lb (450 g) stewing beef, cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes
1 large onion, diced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper
2 cups (500 mL) water
6 to 8 potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 to 3 carrots, diced
1 tsp (5 mL) herbes salées
- In a heavy bottomed pot on high heat, melt butter and sauté beef cubes, onion, salt, and freshly ground pepper for 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is brown on all sides.
- Add water and simmer until tender, about 1 hour.
- Add potatoes and carrots and enough water to cover; add herbes salées. Bring to a boil, stir occasionally, then simmer until potatoes start to fall apart and there is very little water left.
If substituting hot dogs or bologna for the beef, cook for only few minutes (instead of the hour required for beef) before adding the potatoes.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 60