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Gluten free hearty beef stew


The first frost has  come in the garden and I’m finally starting to pull up huge, I mean huge parsnips. Although I never used to like them as a kid, I now find the flavour sweet, creamy and extremely satisfying.  I’ve been trying to get creative with this overabundance of root vegetables and thought the first thing to make is a hearty stew to ward the winter blues. If you can get it, you really want organic stewing beef from the local butcher with a little fat on it for flavour. Here’s a recipe I found somewhere a while back and modified for gluten free. Remember, the key to rich flavours is taking your time when browning the meat until nice and crusty. You can add any root vegetables you like . Sometimes, I add some frozen peas near the end for added colour.


Gluten free beef stew
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Recipe type: gluten free beef stew
Serves: 6
  • 2 lbs organic stewing beef
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • bunch of parsley
  • 2 large onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic( add as much garlic as you like)
  • 1 can san marzano whole or diced tomatoes( these tomatoes are sweeter if you can find them)
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  1. Dry stewing beef thoroughly and roll in brown rice flour
  2. Once the creuset pot is very hot, add a little oil and begin searing each piece of meat on all sides
  3. Make sure meat is well seared to seal in the juices and bring out the flavour
  4. Remove meat from pot and add onions and garlic until browned
  5. Add half of potatoes, carrots,celery,parsnips, minced parsley
  6. Add can of tomatoes
  7. Add meat back and pour in red wine until stew is just covered
  8. Add 2 or 3 bay leaves, spring or thyme , rosemary and salt and pepper
  9. Put on lid and leave to simmer on low to medium for at least 4 hours
  10. Lift lid at this point and add the rest of veggies and cook for at least another 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  11. The meat should break apart easily when ready.
  12. Season a little more to taste.
  13. I like to add little tabasco once served.