All Souped Up: 10 Hearty Stews for Cold Winter Nights

Photo by: Angie McGowan
Easy Beef Stew
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 lbs stew beef
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon smoked ... more 
Photo by: Angie McGowan
Easy Beef Stew
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 lbs stew beef
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 -14 oz can chopped tomatoes
2 cups beef stock
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 medium carrots, diced
2 large russet potatoes, diced
freshly chopped parsley for garnish
Directions:
1. Preheat a large soup pot. Drizzle with vegetable oil. Add beef, onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper. Brown beef and cook onion until translucent. Add paprika, canned tomatoes, beef stock, rosemary and Worcestershire sauce.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours covered, or until beef is tender.
3. When beef is tender, add potatoes and carrots. Continue to simmer covered for another 30 - 40 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender.
4. Garnish with fresh parsley less 
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Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:00 PM EST
When the cold winds are blowing, it's time to hunker down with a piping hot bowl of soup and a hunk of your favorite bread. Whether you're in the mood for seasonal produce like squash, pumpkin, and potatoes, or the preserved flavors of summer like tomatoes and fruit, there are plenty of satisfying soup recipes sure to please you and your whole family. Here are 10 of our favorites. Try pairing a pre-made soup with a tasty grilled cheese for a fast and delicious winter dinner. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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