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Warm, comforting, and hearty Beef and Bean Stew sweetened with apple juice. This tasty dish is the perfect antidote for cold evenings. | RotiNRice.com

Beef and Bean Stew

Warm, comforting, and hearty Beef and Bean Stew sweetened with apple juice. This tasty dish is the perfect antidote for cold evenings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs chuck roast (cut into bite size pieces) (900g)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 large carrot (finely diced)
  • 1 stick celery (finely diced)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes (14.5 oz/400g)
  • cups apple juice (360ml)
  • 1 can pinto beans (rinsed and drained) (16 oz/450g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Roux

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Brown meat for about 5 minutes. Push meat aside and add onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in dried basil and thyme.
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  • Add stewed tomatoes. Pour in apple juice and beans. When liquid comes back to a boil, season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1¼ hours.
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  • Prepare the roux while stew is simmering. Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook till smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • When stew is ready, ladle about a cup of hot liquid into the roux and mix till smooth. Pour the mixture back into Dutch oven, gently stirring until thickened.
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  • Turn off heat and serve warm with rice or crusty bread.

NUTRITION

Calories: 552kcal
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