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