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How to Make Suddenly Sexy Chocolate & Port Beef Stew

Used by chefs as natural choices for enhancing the flavor in savory dishes, dark chocolate, and port wine does not add sweetness, but quite unexpectedly, delivers richness and depth to this cold-weather humble beef stew recipe.

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Humble Cold-Weather Beef Stew

A humble cold-weather beef stew that’s hearty and comforting becomes suddenly sexy when made with dark chocolate and port wine.

Chocolate & Port Beef Stew

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Gluten Free
Servings:  6
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Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time :3 hours
Course : Dinner, Entrée
Cuisine : American
Diet : Gluten Free
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 387
Fat 11.3
Carbohydrates 37.3
Protein 22

Hearty and Comforting Beef Stew

When cold weather sets in, there’s nothing better than a hearty and comforting beef stew in the oven or slow cooker to cozy up the house. It can set the tone for a weekend of relaxation.

Why? Because who doesn’t love the whole idea of any meal that pretty much cooks up all by itself?

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Beef Stew Ingredients:

So, I always keep essential stew ingredients on hand during the winter for meals when it’s cold and freezing. Foods like root vegetables and meats for making when I feel more like relaxing than spending time in the kitchen.

For instance, I always ensure my fridge is stocked with vegetables that add essential flavors, like carrots, celery, and onions. That good potatoes are on hand. Beef broth and canned tomatoes are in the pantry, and a lean top sirloin roast or beef stew meat is available in the freezer. And for this recipe, when you add the unlikely ingredients of dark chocolate and port wine — this stew becomes an even more flavorful, comforting, and filling warm dinner!

 ‘Nuff said!

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Chocolate & Port Beef Stew

Used by chefs as natural choices for enhancing the flavor in savory dishes, dark chocolate, and port wine does not add sweetness, but quite unexpectedly, delivers richness and depth to this cold-weather humble beef stew recipe.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Course Dinner, Entrée
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 387 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Heavy oven-rated deep Pot
  • Foil-lined Baking Sheet

INGREDIENTS
 
 

For the Meat

For the Vegetables

  • 4 Carrots peeled and sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 4 small Yukon Gold Potatoes scrubbed and dices into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper

To Make the Stew

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INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Prepare the meat and scrub the vegetables, cutting off any bad spots.

For the Meat

  • Salt the beef, and place it into the heavy Pot with the butter. Roast uncovered on the upper-middle rack until browned, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the meat from the oven, add the gluten-free all-purpose flour, stir to coat, then transfer the beef to a bowl.

For the Vegetables

  • Prepare the vegetables in bite-sized dice and spread out onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Roast on the bottom rack, uncovered for 15-20 minutes.

To Make the Stew

  • Using the same Pot from the meat, add the onion, celery, and garlic, cooking over medium-high heat on the stovetop for 3-5 minutes. Deglaze the Pot by adding the port wine, using a spoon to scrape and remove any browned bits from the bottom. Continue cooking until the wine has reduced by about half.
  • Add the broth, tomatoes, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and salt. Return the meat to the Pot. Bring the stew to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the beef is very tender (about 2 hours), stirring occasionally.
  • About 30 minutes before the stew is ready, transfer the roasted vegetables to the Pot. Continue to simmer stew with the lid on until the veggies are easily pierced with a fork. When the veggies are tender, stir in the chocolate to taste until melted.
  • Adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper as desired. The stew should be thick and richly colored. To make it soupier, add more beef broth until the desired consistency is reached.

To Serve

  • Serve plain or spoon on cooked rice, polenta, or noodles. Garnish with Pepitas for a dash of color.
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*Unsure about the chocolate, and you don’t have any Port, or want to skip them altogether? Leave them out. This beef stew is still a super comforting meal to make that requires only a little time in the kitchen when your favorite thing to do in life is relaxing.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 37.3gProtein: 22gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 55.4mgSodium: 1017.3mgPotassium: 1199.4mgFiber: 6.5gSugar: 10.5gVitamin A: 758.7IUVitamin C: 30.9mgCalcium: 79.1mgIron: 3.8mg
Keyword beef, chocolate, easy, vegetables, wine

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