Light Beef Stew


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 1/2 cups halved mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
2 cups diagonally cut carrot
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups sliced celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 bay leaves
1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Add mushrooms and next 4 ingredients (mushrooms through garlic) to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return beef to pan. Stir in water and next 6 ingredients (water through bay leaves); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Stir in olives, and cook for 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Discard bay leaves. Stir in vinegar. Sprinkle with parsley.
Notes: Makes 6 servings!

CALORIES 288(32% from fat)
FAT 10.3g (sat 3.3g,mono 5g,poly 0.6g)
SODIUM 584mg
FIBER 5.7g
IRON 5.5mg

Because of Kevin, I usually substitute a yukon gold potato for the mushrooms, stout for the wine, and malt vinegar for the red wine vinegar. I also omit the olives. Very god and filling.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Irish
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2007-12-30 15:00:08