Beef Stew (Ensopadinho de Carne)

    Ensopadinho de Carne is a classic go-to hearty meal in Brazil that can incorporate a wide range of ingredients. In this easy recipe, Brazil meets America with the addition of some sweet carrots, creamy potatoes and a touch of rosemary and thyme to the tender chunks of beef.

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    Daniel Chaves

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    Ingredients
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    1
    tablespoon
    vegetable oil
    1
    pound
    cubed beef stew meat
    1
    onion, finely chopped
    6
    ounces
    tomato paste
    2 1/4
    cups
    beef stock
    3
    potatoes, peeled and diced
    2
    carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
    1
    sprig
    fresh rosemary
    1
    teaspoon
    dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
    1
    bay leaf
    1/4
    teaspoon
    cayenne pepper
    *
    kosher salt
    Directions
    Step 1
    Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the beef cubes and cook, turning, until completely browned, about 10 minutes.
    Step 2
    Remove the meat from the pot and pour off any excess oil.
    Step 3
    Add the onion and tomato paste to the pot. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is tender, 5 minutes. Return the meat to the pot along with the broth, mixing them with the onion and tomato paste.
    Step 4
    Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let the mixture cook slowly for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the meat is tender.
    Step 5
    Uncover and stir in the potatoes, carrots, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. Recover, and simmer for another 45 minutes. Add a little water, as needed, if the stew seems too thick.
    Step 6
    Remove the bay leaf and sprig of rosemary. Taste and season with salt, as needed.

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    165 mins
    Prep Time: 
    15 mins
    Cook Time: 
    150 mins
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