This is another recipe that takes a while to cook, but requires no attention once you get it on the stove.
Easy beef stew with broccoli
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/2 pound cubed stew beef*
- 2 C beef broth
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 1 head broccoli, washed and florets separated (save stem for another use)
Brown your meat in the olive oil in a decent sized soup pot. Remove to a plate. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the beef (and any accumulated juices) back in, as well as the broth. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and let it simmer away, uncovered, for about 2 hours. Check it occasionally to make sure it still has enough liquid that all the beef is covered. If not, add some water. Just before serving, add the broccoli and cook until it’s tender. Serve with a dash of soy sauce.
*I normally am a serious beef snob, but hubs purchased this at the regular grocery store pre-cubed, in a foam package, and labeled simply “stew beef.” If I were going to purchase beef for this in the future, I’d buy a London broil and cube it myself.