Italian Style Beef Stew

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

9. What does that number signify? The number of pounds I have lost this year? I wish. The number of Manolo’s in my closet? Nope. The number of pieces of chocolate cake I have eaten today? Close, but not quite. No, 9 is the high today. As in degrees. The high. Fahrenheit. 9!! Seriously, if it weren’t for the pizza and hot dogs I would NOT be living in Chicago! In fact I may just be ordering myself some Lou Malnati’s pizza tonight. I’ll have it delivered. Thank. You. Very. Much.

As much as I hate living with these frigid winter temps, it gives me an excuse to eat things like Italian style beef stew. If I lived in a climate that was 80 degrees year round would I crave stew and other comfort foods? Probably not. Especially since I would probably be wearing a bathing suit far more than I could here. Even though I hate the cold, I am happy to counter the freezing temps with stews, soups, and hot chocolate. This is a recipe that Cliff selected and it is a winner. I made a few adjustments, but we all really enjoyed it. Perfect for those freezing cold days when you can’t even bear to leave the house.

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Here is what you’ll need

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Cube the meat

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Blot the meat dry. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Soak the mushrooms in water

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Brown the proscuitto and remove from pot

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Brown the meat on all sides and remove from pot

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Add the chopped vegetables and herbs and brown

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Add the mushrooms and wine

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Add the reserved mushroom liquid

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Return the beef to the pot with the tomatoes and cook for 2.5 hours

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Add in the pearl onions

Italian Style Beef Stew recipe pictures

Can you imagine anything better on a 9 degree day?

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