Can you believe that the Polar Vortex is back?! ¬†The weather man said that it is too cold for snow. ¬†Personally if it’s going to be this cold it might as well be pretty outside. ¬†But no such luck here. ¬†It’s frigid and full of dead brown grass and bushes. ¬†I love the beauty of snow covering everything! ¬†So I say if there is no winter wonderland for me to play in I might as well stay in and find ways to stay warm.
This beef stew is designed to do just that for you! Fill you up and keep you warm. ¬†This is true stick to your ribs comfort food. I grew up eating meals like this and when I am needing a quick pick me up from feeling homesick, I will make a meal like this.
We are talking serious flavor and hearty texture. ¬†You will love the richness that the Red Wine gives the sauce. ¬†You don’t have to worry about the Alcohol in the wine. ¬†It will cook out and only leave the flavor behind. ¬†If you are still worried you can swap the wine out for Beef Stock. ¬†Don’t skip it if you don’t have to. ¬†The rich boldness of a Cabernet Sauvignon adds a depth to the dish that you can’t replace.
One of my favorite ways to eat beef stew is over Egg Noodles and a side of a nice crusty loaf of bread. ¬†This beef stew is a great Slow Cooker meal as the low slow cooking makes the stew meat so tender that it just melts in your mouth. ¬†I use a good bit of Paprika in this as Hungarian Goulash is probably my most favorite stew.
You will be making the Stew for your family time and time again. ¬†I hope that you make it one of your go to winter blues comfort food meals!