Beef with Tomatoes and Wine

by Ruth Almon
Beef with Tomatoes and Wine

Beef with Tomatoes and Wine

 

This beef stew is delicious and it isn’t a lot of work when you consider that you can make a large quantity and serve it for a few meals or freeze part of it for a later date. It tastes just as good warmed up the next day as it does fresh.

I like to make stews because they’re economical. Grass-fed beef isn’t cheap, but I save money by using chuck, an inexpensive cut that is suitable for slow-cooking stews. The wine and tomatoes make it elegant enough to serve to guests.

Beef with Tomatoes and Wine

Chuck Roast

Beef with Tomatoes and Wine

Ingredients

1 – 1½ kilo (2-3 pounds) chuck roast, cut into 5 cm. (2 inch) cubes, preferably grass-fed

5 tbsp unrefined coconut oil or other high smoke-point oil.

2 chopped onions

5 cloves of garlic, chopped

5 tomatoes cut in half and then sliced

2 glasses red wine

3 tbsp tomato paste

½ tsp. cumin powder

Salt to taste

Let’s Cook!

1. Heat the oil in a large pot.

2. Add enough meat to the pot so to more or less cover the bottom of the pot. Stir frequently. Remove the meat from the pot when all sides of the meat are browned. Repeat with the remaining meat.

3. Reduce the heat and add the sliced onions to the pot. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the garlic and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the onion is soft.

5. Add the sliced tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, cumin, beef, and salt.

Beef with Tomatoes and Wine

6. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat, and cook over a low flame, stirring occasionally until the meat is very soft, about 2 to 2½ hours. Check that the meat doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.

Tip: If you don’t have enough liquid in the pot, add some water. If the sauce is too watery, let the stew cook with the lid off.

Enjoy!

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3 comments on “Beef with Tomatoes and Wine
  1. Suzette says:

    No sweet wine here, either. Thank you!

  2. Suzette says:

    This looks and sounds delicious!! About how many ounces of red wine would you say you use and what type of red wine do you recommend?

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