Maritime Beef Stew with Red Wine…

The secret to this stew…is simmering in red wine 😉




1 lb stewing beef
1 cup red wine
2 tblsp virgin oil
2 carrots
2 onions
3 cloves garlic
1 parsnip
1/2 turnip
4 medium potatoes
4 slices bacon
1 stalk celery
6 medium mushrooms
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp tarragon
1 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp browning sauce
2 beef oxo cubes


Cut up bacon into bite size pieces and brown till amost crisp in cooking pot. Remove and drain bacon fat and set bacon aside. Saute finely chopped garlic and 1 onion. Add stewing beef and brown on all sides.

Add 1 cup red wine and simmer meat for 15 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, chopped carrot, onion, turnip, potatoes, celery, mushrooms, cooked bacon and 2nd onion chopped in quarters and fresh herbs preferrably ( or spices above that you have on hand ). Also add the beef oxo cubes, and browning sauce. (add more if you desire a darker stew )

Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally so there is not sticking to the pot. Add water then cook for 30 minutes as the liquid boils down, then drop to a low heat for another 30 minutes. Note: (The longer the stew cooks the thicker and better it tastes. So if you have the time, let it simmer.)

Ingredients for Dumplings

** These dumplings are light and fluffy **

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk

In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, thyme, parsley, and oregano. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add milk, using just enough to form a thick batter.

Drop by rounded tablespoons into your simmering soup or stew, cover, and allow to cook 15 minutes.

Serve stew hot into bowls and add dumplings and garnish.

Excellent fall and cold weather stew. Pair with a nice merlot wine.

I chose a new Canadian wine..Copper Moon 🙂


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