Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pepper Beef Stew for #SundaySupper

Happy Sunday!!! Does it feel like fall yet where you live?  Well, we have had some very stormy weather here in Portland with record rains and it has felt more like winter than fall.  Just the perfect type of weather for comfort food and this week's #SundaySupper theme is just perfect.  It is One Pot Recipes and hosted by the wonderful Amy who is the wonderful blogger known as kimchi MOM. Thank you so much for hosting :)

How do you feel about meals that are prepared in just one pot?  I just love them - they are perfect as in not only that there is also just one pot to clean, but also because once everything is put together and on the stove/slow cooker no additional cooking is needed.  Well, okay maybe a side salad but that is it at least for me :)

So today I bring a hearty Pepper Beef Stew; full of succulent Italian sweet peppers, beef and rice.  True comfort in a bowl and the entire family enjoyed this dish....

Here it is...

Pepper Beef Stew
  • 2 lbs. beef stew {cubed}
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • pepper & paprika {generous}
  • 1 Tbs Herbs de Provence
  • splash of Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. sweet peppers {I used orange & red}; sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 quart beef broth {I use Pacific brand}
  • Salt
  • 1-1/2 Tbs Balsamico Vinegar
  • 1-1/2 C white rice
  • 2 C spinach washed and roughly chopped
***Preheat oven to 375 F
  1. Mix flour with generous amount of pepper, paprika, and Herbs de Provence,
  2. Mix the beef with the flour mixture until all is covered, reserve any flour mixture not used
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pot that can transfer to the oven and when hot
  4. Add beef and brown from all sides.  Be sure not to crowd the pot; remove and reserve when browned.  Repeat until all beef is browned - Set browned meat aside, then
  5. Add onions; sauté for a couple of minutes until they begin to soften then
  6. Add peppers and sauté for another couple of minutes until fragrant.  Be sure not to burn the vegetables; when onions are translucent and peppers are slightly soft,
  7. Return browned beef to the pot as well as any of remaining flour mixture.  Stir beef under the vegetables then
  8. Add beef broth.
  9. Bring to a boil, cover and place the pot into the oven. Cook covered in oven for about 30 minutes before adding salt together with 1-1/2 Tbs of Balsamico.  Cover and cook for another 10 minutes
  10. Add rice and cook for another 25 - 30 minutes  Check on the rice after about 20 minutes and remove from the oven once rice is cooked through.  NOTE:  We like a lot of rice and a very thick stew; for a lighter stew reduce the amount of rice.
  11. Remove pot from the oven - top with the fresh roughly chopped spinach and cover pot.  The dish is ready for serving after another couple of minutes and when the spinach has slightly wilted.
Sunday Supper MovementI hope you enjoy this stew as much as we did :)  - Now be sure to check out all the other fantastic One Pot Recipes the rest of the #SundaySupper contributors are bringing to the table.   You surely will find at least a couple that you must try...

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“Put meat on your bones” Stews

“Make room for seconds” Main Dishes

“Can’t say no” Desserts

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