Quick and Easy Beef Stew
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1/2 pound beef sirloin, boneless, cut into 3/4 to 1-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large carrots, sliced
- 1 cup pearl onions, frozen, thawed
- 1 cup fingerling potatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon thyme, fresh, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 3 ounces tomato paste
- 1 cup beef bone broth, organic
- Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over high heat. Add beef and sauté until brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to bowl.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Add carrots, onions, and potatoes to the skillet; toss to coat with pan juices. Add thyme, rosemary, and parsley.
- Add tomato paste, broth, beef, and any juices collected in bowl. Cover skillet and simmer until beef and carrots are tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs.
Health Benefits of Beef Stew
Sirloin beef is a rich source of protein and healthy fats, and presents us with a whole host of B vitamins. Carrots boast a hearty dose of vitamin A to aid in eye and skin health. Potatoes contain a significant amount of fiber, as well as potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Thus, beef stew is a healthful, well-rounded comfort meal! It will warm you up during the colder months and also provide you with a satisfying range of nutrients.