How To Cook Beef Stew

On a cold day, try warming up with a big bowl of the simple yet versatile comfort food, beef stew. This hearty dish is a great, no-pressure way to practice the skills you have acquired while learning to cook. You can practice your knife skills while dicing and cubing the ingredients and experiment with ingredients like root vegetables, squash, corn and celery. Choose your favorite cut of beef – like brisket – for the main ingredient, and prepare to take in the wonderful aroma as the flavors blend together. If you are pressed for time, you can toss all the ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning before leaving for work and have dinner ready when you come home. In this video, Chef Mark leads an online cooking lesson for beef brisket that gives you all the details to prepare your own. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Beef Stew Recipe

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8 Comments

  1. clara says:

    How would you add anchovy as a flavor booster?

    • Chef Mark says:

      Clara,
      Well with anchovy paste…it incorporates better for your selected dish…what dish did you have in mind ?
      Chef Mark

      • clara says:

        dish in mind is the beef stew…read anchovies enhance beefy flavor. Have tiny bottled fillets; never cooked with them before. How should I use the paste in your beef stew without the stew tasting fishy? What are your thoughts on using anchovy paste in beef stew in the first place?

        Thank you…learning so much from your teaching and love your style. Like your voice too.

  2. naenae says:

    What kind of beer did you use?

    I’m having a hard time deciding if I should use beer or red wine. Which one will create more flavor. Thanks

    • slarson says:

      There is a general difference of flavor if you use beer or wine – traditionally in beef stew you would use a heavy red wine. Pinot noir or Merlot. If you go with beer it needs to be a flavorful brew – micro-brewed beer is best or dark ales or reds or even Guinness. A good tip – don’t put something in your dish you wouldn’t be drinking out of a glass. So stay away from box wine and cheap beer.

  3. Carolyn says:

    Why does the accompanying video not match the recipe’s ingredients; this is confusing for beginners, like myself, and defeats the purpose of Learn to Cook.

  4. naenae says:

    Thank you salrson that helps

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