This delicious Artichoke Beef Stew is one of my favorite rainy day comfort foods!
Yesterday was one of those DREARY days… cold, raining, windy and frankly a day to stay inside if you didn’t have anything pressing to do. Sometimes I’m really thankful for those days; it doesn’t make me feel guilty for spending a day at home. There’s nothing I love more than having a glass of wine (or a cold beer!) on a rainy weekend day while simmering a big pot of awesomeness.
I have a new love of artichokes and came up with this recipe while browsing the aisles of the grocery store. I knew I wanted to make some kind of stew or soup and I knew I wanted it to incorporate artichokes… so BAM! Some of the best things happen on a whim… LIKE THIS!
It’s chock full of all the things I love: beef, artichokes, mushrooms, carrots, onions and potatoes. And it’s not complete without a crusty hot loaf of french bread to sop the juices up with! What is your favorite comfort food to cook on a rainy day?Print
- 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chopped or sliced red onion
- 8 ounces baby button mushrooms
- 1 (12 ounce) bag petite baby carrots
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
- 1 pound red potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2/3 cup red wine
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh chopped parsley
- Put flour, Old Bay seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in a gallon size plastic baggie. Seal and shake to incorporate.
- Place beef pieces in bag and shake well to coat.
- Heat olive oil in large skillet with high sides over medium high heat.
- Cook beef about 5 minutes (or until brown and seared), stirring often.
- Transfer beef to large stock pot and set aside.
- Using the same skillet that the beef was just seared in, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat.
- Place onions in skillet and saute until caramelized; then add mushrooms, artichokes and carrots. Saute vegetables approximately 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
- Transfer the vegetable mixture to your stock pot with the beef.
- Add the red potatoes, beef broth, wine, garlic powder and additional pepper if desired.
- Top with just enough water to cover.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste. When serving, top with chopped fresh parsley.
- Category: Soup
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: artichoke beef stew