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Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper Recipe
Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper
- 1 pan
- 1 lb. Beef sirloin sliced into strips
- 1 green bell pepper cut to strips
- 1 lb. Eggplant sliced into 1-inch slices
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 red onion sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 red bell pepper cut to strips
- 1 cup tomato puree
- Add 1 tablespoon of your olive oil in a pan, over moderate heat. Cook your beef for about 7-minutes or until browned, stirring often. Transfer your meat to a plate, then cover to keep warm.
- In the same saucepan, heat your remaining oil, adding in the onion, and garlic. Stir-fry the garlic and onion for about 1-minute or until aromatic.
- Add your eggplant, tomato puree, bell peppers, and soy sauce. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover your pan with the lid and cook for 15 minutes.
- Add the beef to pan and cook for an additional 3-minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Transfer to a serving platter.
- Serve and Enjoy!
About Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper
This Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper holds a cherished spot in my recipe collection. It’s the kind of meal that wraps you in a warm hug on chilly evenings, or when you need a little pick-me-up. It’s a testament to the bounty of our local farms, with its medley of fresh vegetables and high-quality beef.
So, what’s the secret behind my Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper? First off, it’s all about the beef. I recommend sourcing your beef from a local farm or butcher, where you can find the freshest cuts.
Next, let’s talk vegetables. The combination of eggplant and pepper not only adds a burst of colour but also a variety of textures and flavours. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other vegetables too!
Lastly, the stewing process. Low and slow is the way to go. This allows the beef to become tender and the flavours to meld together beautifully.
Now, how should you serve this comforting Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper? Here are five ideas:
- Ladle it over creamy mashed potatoes for a classic comfort food combo.
- Serve it with a side of crusty bread to soak up all that delicious sauce.
- For a healthier option, pair it with steamed brown rice.
- Add a sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley or thyme for a pop of colour and freshness.
- Or simply enjoy it as is, letting the robust flavours shine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions I often get about my Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper:
- ‘Can I use other meats?’ Certainly! This stew works well with lamb or chicken too.
- ‘Can I add more vegetables?’ Absolutely! Feel free to add your favourites.
- ‘What if I don’t have a dutch oven?’ A large pot will do just fine.
- ‘How long can I store the leftovers?’ They should be good for 3-4 days in the fridge.
- ‘Can this be made vegetarian?’ Yes, just replace the beef with a hearty vegetable like mushrooms or eggplant.
And there you have it – a glimpse into my kitchen with my comforting Beef Stew with Eggplant and Pepper. It’s not just a meal; it’s a tribute to our local farmers and a taste of the Canadian prairies. I hope this dish brings warmth and joy to your table, just as it does to mine. Happy cooking!