Balsamic Beef Stew

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I’m relishing fall in Washington DC after a long absence and made Balsamic Beef Stew on a lazy day after returning from a trip to Disneyland. I enjoyed the contrast of sweet and savory when serving the stew with Pillsbury’s new frozen Honey Butter Biscuits and noted that the dish tasted even better than leftovers.

balsamic beef stew recipe

It is finally looking like fall here in DC. I felt like it took a really long time for the leaves to turn colors. You have no idea how I have longed for a Northeast fall. It has been a long time since I have had one and I am relishing every minute of it. It smells right, and if you have ever experienced a true fall then you know what I am talking about, there is a distinct smell. I made this Balsamic Beef Stew on Sunday night and it was perfect for a crisp fall night. We had a lazy day, I was worn out. I took the red eye from LAX on Friday night and as much fun as my trip to Disneyland was, the flight and time change took its toll on me. I love making a slow-cooked meal on a day like this because you do all of the work (and by all, I mean 15 minutes of doing anything at all) and then enjoy the rest of your day.

The beauty of this stew is that you can either keep it on the stove for the entire cooking time, or you can put the pot, covered, into a 325 to 350-degree oven. And then finish it on the stove. I also have been know to add potatoes, mushrooms, and whatever herbs I have in my fridge. You really cannot make this worse. Pillsbury asked me to try their new frozen Honey Butter Biscuits and ladled over this beef stew, I was blown away by how good this dish was. The biscuits are slightly sweet and I love the contrast between sweet and savory. And if you are lucky enough to have some leftovers, this tastes even better the next day.

Balsamic Beef Stew Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. beef chuck, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 package Grands!® Frozen Honey Butter Biscuits
balsamic beef stew recipe

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Place beef in a large plastic zipper bag. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Shake until beef is coated with flour.

balsamic beef stew recipe

Step 2: Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.

Step 3: Add the onions to the pot, adding more oil if needed. Cook for 5 minutes, or until soft.

Step 4: Add bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme. Add the beef back to the pot. Add red wine and beef broth. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.

balsamic beef stew recipe


Step 5: Cover and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until beef is fork tender.

balsamic beef stew recipe

Step 6: Add the carrots and cook for another 30 minutes.

balsamic beef stew recipe

Step 7: In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water. Add to stew and bring to a bubble. Add balsamic vinegar. Check for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper as needed.

balsamic beef stew recipe

Step 8: Bake Honey Butter Biscuits according to package directions. Split the biscuit in half and ladle stew over the biscuit.

balsamic beef stew recipe
balsamic beef stew recipe

Balsamic Beef Stew

bakedbree
Balsamic Beef Stew – One of my favorite Sunday meals. Slow cooked and hearty, this beef stew is incredible.
4.60 from 5 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. beef chuck cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 5 carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 package Grands!® Frozen Honey Butter Biscuits

Instructions
 

  • Place beef in a large plastic zipper bag. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Shake until beef is coated with flour.
  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  • Add the onions to the pot, adding more oil if needed. Cook for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme. Add the beef back to the pot. Add red wine and beef broth. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until beef is fork tender.
  • Add the carrots and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water. Add to stew and bring to a bubble. Add balsamic vinegar.
  • Bake biscuits according to package directions. Split biscuits in half, ladle stew over and garnish with chopped parsley.
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2 thoughts on “Balsamic Beef Stew”

  1. This is the time of year I start thinking of stews and soups, and your timing posting this is perfect. I love slow cooked meat in a Dutch oven, but in our extremely hot summers in SoCal, a crock pot is more my style. I’m going to try your way first, and then later in a crock (following your suggestion of how to do that).

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