This recipe for Homemade Beef Stew without wine is simple to prepare and ideal for cold weather. Tender meat, carrots, baby potatoes, onions, green chilies, and mushrooms abound in this dish. In a rich and hearty sauce, simmered. Comfort cuisine in a single pot at its finest!
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Beef stew is a simple and healthful comfort food that may be found in many different cultures. It’s easy to prepare in the oven, crock pot or in an instant pot. This popular dish can be made in a number of ways.
I recognize that not all of my readers are able to consume alcohol, and that fine wine is expensive enough. That’s why I didn’t add any wine to this meat stew. It turned out to be cheap, healthy, and delectable!
Tender meat and vegetable chunks will melt in your tongue, and the thick sauce will keep you coming back for more! I know you’ll cook it again and again!
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You’ll love this beef stew recipe because:
- It doesn’t contain red wine, sulfites, and is low histamine.
- It’s easy to make in one pot.
- This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.
- It’s perfect for meal prepping because it freezes and stores well. The flavor just improves with time!
HOW TO MAKE A WINE-FREE BEEF STEW
The flavor of the stew is substantially improved by frying bacon and then searing meat cubes before adding additional ingredients. This is an important step that you should never skip!
As the stew begins to simmer, all of the flavors will intensify. The recipe can be changed to suit your needs. You can use any fresh vegetables that you choose (carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, okra). The recipe is quite simple.
Toss in all of the ingredients and leave the rest to the oven.
This beef stew should be baked for 2 hours at 350°F (175°C) or until the beef is falling apart tender.
Tips for cooking the best beef stew
- Keep in mind the type of stock you’re using and how salty it is. If you don’t have homemade beef stock on hand, Pacific Foods is the next best thing. Organic Better than Bouillon is the driving force behind this.
- Fresh herbs won’t hold up to the long cooking period and won’t have the same flavor as dried herbs.
- Don’t forget to add the bay leaves. It’s crucial that they have a wide range of flavors.
- If you like, you can use chuck roast or a less expensive cut of meat. The rougher, cheaper cuts may require a longer first simmer (up to 45 minutes or more) before adding the vegetables. That’s perfectly OK.
- The stew is thickened by combining flour and water in a blender. The majority of recipes call for far too much flour. You can alter the thickness of the sauce by adding one tablespoon of the flour and water combination at a time, letting it boil for a few minutes before adding another tablespoon.
Beef Stew Recipe without Wine
This Beef Stew Recipe without wine is hearty and delicious, not needing the addition of the red wine. Perfect for those avoiding sulfites and histamine, this brings all the traditional flavor of stew without alcohol!
Although some people with migraine find they can eventually reintroduce red wine back into their diet, overall it’s a very common trigger. And cooking or reducing wine doesn’t eliminate sulfites, in fact it concentrates them to a much smaller area, making them even more potent per serving. You’d also be surprised by how much alcohol does not actually “cook off”.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
Beef Chuck Roast – Pre-packaged stew meat, believe it or not, isn’t the finest choice for beef stew! This is because it’s frequently a mix of butcher scraps rather than a single similar piece of meat.
Carrots, Celery, Garlic and Shallots -I prefer to use pre-washed and peeled vegetables to make things easy. Using baby carrots instead of full carrots is sometimes necessary. Shallots give this beef stew a nice mild onion flavor, and garlic really rounds out the flavors.
Potatoes – Yukon gold are the best for this beef stew recipe – no need to peel them!
Flour – For this recipe, I used all-purpose flour, which helps to thicken the liquid while it cooks. Cornstarch, arrowroot flour (whisked with broth until smooth), or gluten-free all-purpose flour can be used to make the dish gluten-free.
Butter or Oil – Butter adds a lovely depth of flavor, but I’ve also used olive oil for a dairy free version. Both are awesome.
Herbs -Because I had fresh rosemary, dried thyme, and bay leaves on hand, I utilized them in this recipe. You can use all fresh herbs or all dried herbs; just keep in mind that dried herbs are more stronger than fresh herbs.
Broth – Getting a good broth is super important. From a taste perspective, beef broth is the best to use and I would recommend Butcher’s Beef Bone Broth.
How to thicken beef stew
If you use starchy potatoes like Yukon gold potatoes, Russet or Idaho, the stew will thicken naturally a little bit. I like to add all-purpose flour to thicken it more. Simply dissolve flour in beef broth before adding to the saucepan/ Dutch oven.
HOW TO THICKEN WITH CORNSTARCH
Cornstarch is the best option for gluten free beef stew. Mix cornstarch with beef stock and then stir into the stew. Don’t add dry cornstarch to the stew directly because it will clump.
CAN YOU FREEZE BEEF STEW?
YES!!! This beef stew with veggies is freezer-friendly. You can freeze it up to 2 months. After cooking, allow the stew cool completely, transfer to an airtight container and freeze. You can freeze serving portions as well.
Once you are ready to serve, defrost the beef stew in the fridge overnight or in microwave. Reheat on the stove until very hot. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH BEEF STEW?
This beef stew is the epitome of comfort food. On its own, it’s savory, filling, and wonderful.
It’s also delicious with focaccia bread, naan bread, cornbread or with mashed potatoes.
The possibilities are infinite! What is your preferred method of serving beef stew? Please let me know in the comments!Print
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need wine for beef stew?
If you’re looking for a red wine to combine with beef stew, most people think that cabernet sauvignon is the way to go. It won’t be overwhelmed if you have a really robust stew full of meat and veggies because of the dry taste thanks to all those tannins, which bring out the flavor of the beef.
What is a substitute for wine in cooking Beef Stew?
Red and White Wine Vinegar
In the kitchen, red and white wine vinegar are excellent alternatives for wine. They contain wine-like characteristics, and the vinegar will have little impact on the overall flavor of the dish. Wine vinegars are typically used in liquid-based recipes like salad dressings and marinades.
What can I use to thicken beef stew?
A medium-thick, viscous stew can be made with one tablespoon cornstarch per cup of liquid. To make a slurry, mix together equal parts cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.
How can I make my beef stew more flavorful?
For extra savory (or umami) taste, add soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of honey or brown sugar, lemon zest or vinegar for brightness, or chili powder or smoky paprika for heat and depth.
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Crock Pot Beef Stew
One of my all-time favorite slow cooker dinners is Crock Pot Beef Stew. With juicy beef chunks, carrots, potatoes, and peas, it’s full and tasty (or green beans). When it comes to hearty comfort food, slow cooker Beef Stew reigns supreme!
EASY BEEF STEW FROM SCRATCH
Easy Beef Stew is a classic meal that’s filling, comforting, and perfect for a chilly day. Beef, potatoes, carrots and onions are coated in a flavorful sauce. The entire dish comes together on the stove top in a single stock pot.
If you’re looking for a comforting, simple, yet flavorful meal, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of beef stew.
This quick beef stew is made with simple, readily available ingredients. Despite this, the flavor is amazing. In your winter recipe collection, it will quickly become a favorite.