Tender chunks of beef, potatoes and vegetables are simmered in a spicy beef broth for this stew. My husband was craving a beef stew and I was in the mood for something a bit spicier. We really liked the slightly spicy version of this classic hearty meal. Everyone in the family was happy with this dinner!
Part of the key to a great beef stew is cutting everything into the same size pieces. This helps everything finish cooking close to the same time. Lightly sauteing the vegetables prior to simmering them deepens their flavors in this dish; this step can be skipped, but I think the extra step is worth the effort.
recipe originally published November 2012, photo updated January 2014