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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Traeger Kitchen


Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Cook Time

4

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

People

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What's this?

Beef stew cooked low and slow with wood smoke... now that's a cool weather dinner to look forward to after a day of raking leaves or putting the patio furniture away for the winter. Traeger is truly a grill for all seasons.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Pound Beef Chuck Roast, cut into1-1/2" cubes

  • 3 Tablespoon flour

  • 2 Teaspoon Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 Cup red wine

  • 3 Cup low sodium beef broth

  • 1 Whole Onion, halved and sliced lengthwise

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Whole Bay Leaf

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme

  • 4 Whole carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 3 Medium Boiling Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 3 Tablespoon Instant Mashed Potato Flakes (optional)

  • 1 As Needed parsley, chopped

Steps

  • 1

    Combine the flour and Traeger Prime Rib Rub in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the beef cubes, and toss to coat.
  • 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven until it shimmers. Add the beef in batches and brown on all sides. Pour the wine, if using, and the beef broth into the pan and scrape up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. Stir in the onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire, bay leaf, and thyme. Put the lid on the Dutch oven.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill and set the temperature to 300 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Place the Dutch oven on the grill grate. Braise the stew for 2 hours, then add the carrots and potatoes.
  • 5

    Continue to cook until the meat and vegetables are tender, approximately 2 hours longer.
  • 6

    If the gravy needs thickening, stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons of mashed potato flakes.
  • 7

    Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped parsley.