Tonight's Dinner

Mustard-Herb Beef Stew

1/3  cup all-purpose flour
1  Tbsp. snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1  tsp. snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1-1/2  lb. boneless beef chuck, cut in 1-to 1-1/2-inch pieces
2  Tbsp. olive oil
1  8- to 10-oz. pkg. cipolini onions, peeled, or 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in wedges
4  carrots, peeled, cut in 1-inch pieces
1  8-oz. pkg. cremini mushrooms, halved if large
8  tiny Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
3  Tbsp. tomato paste
2  Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1  14-oz. can beef broth
1  12-oz. bottle dark porter beer or non-alcholic beer
1  bay leaf
Crusty bread slices


In large bowl combine flour, parsley, thyme, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add beef, a few pieces at a time; stir to coat. Reserve leftover flour mixture.

In 6-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef. Stir in onions, carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, mustard, and remaining flour mixture. Add broth, beer, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 1-1/4 hours until beef is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve with crusty bread. Makes 6 (1-1/2-cup) servings.


Amy said...

You think you're so big!

Melanie said...

That's how I roll, Amy.

Melanie said...

I'm thinking it would have tasted much better if I had that pretty blue dutch oven in the picture.

Kara said...

Very nice! (Borat voice)

Nora said...

I like to add fresh green beans to my beef stew and when its almost finished I add some yellow squash. I've never tried adding spicy mustard, but I find I like the recipes that have tomato paste in them the best. Sounds good!