Hearty Beef and Maple Stew

With a hint of maple this delicious heart-warming beef stew recipe is sure to become a family favourite. Served with crusty bread, it’s a complete meal in a bowl.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 15 mins

 ¼ cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
 ½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH garlic powder and pepper
 2 lb (1 kg) Stewing Beef Cubes
 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) stewed tomatoes
 2 medium onions, sliced
 ½ cup (125 mL) dry red wine or cooking wine
 ¼ cup (50 mL) maple syrup
 3 cup (750 mL) potato chunks
 2 cup (500 mL) carrot chunks
 1 cup (250 mL) celery slices

1

Combine flour and seasonings in plastic bag. Add beef and shake to coat.

2

Heat oil in Dutch oven; brown meat. Add tomatoes, onions, 1 cup (250 mL) water, wine and maple syrup. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover stew and simmer over low heat or bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender.

3

Add potatoes, carrots and celery; continue cooking 45 to 60 minutes until vegetables are tender. If desired, thicken stew with 2 tbsp (30 mL) flour blended into 1/4 cup (50 mL) cold water.

Ingredients

 ¼ cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
 ½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH garlic powder and pepper
 2 lb (1 kg) Stewing Beef Cubes
 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) stewed tomatoes
 2 medium onions, sliced
 ½ cup (125 mL) dry red wine or cooking wine
 ¼ cup (50 mL) maple syrup
 3 cup (750 mL) potato chunks
 2 cup (500 mL) carrot chunks
 1 cup (250 mL) celery slices

Directions

1

Combine flour and seasonings in plastic bag. Add beef and shake to coat.

2

Heat oil in Dutch oven; brown meat. Add tomatoes, onions, 1 cup (250 mL) water, wine and maple syrup. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover stew and simmer over low heat or bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender.

3

Add potatoes, carrots and celery; continue cooking 45 to 60 minutes until vegetables are tender. If desired, thicken stew with 2 tbsp (30 mL) flour blended into 1/4 cup (50 mL) cold water.

Hearty Beef and Maple Stew
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