Beef stew with flavor-boosting red wine, sirloin steak, fresh thyme, Italian seasonings, potatoes, carrots and corn. With both stove top and slow cooker methods included in the directions. . . my preference is for the crock pot. The meat takes on an incredible tenderness that is hard to beat.
Growing up beef stew was one of my least favorite meals. I was super picky and would eat only the potatoes. . . maybe a few carrots with a little coaxing. Never the meat.
I can’t say I’ve grown to love it like my family does but I like it a lot better today. Thank you red wine. My Mom didn’t start using red wine in it until recently. Thank you Julia Child. For your influence.
The red wine makes a world of difference in elevating your average, every day stew to off the charts in the flavor department. Plus she switched out her usual “beef stew cubes” for sirloin steak that she cuts up herself. My steak of choice.
This hearty stew spells comfort. Unadulterated comfort.
A warm, tasty, soul satisfying hug. In a bowl.