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Squash and Beef Stew with Cinnamon-Herb Sauce
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. (or to taste) freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 lb. Inspirations Angus Beef Stew Meat
2 Tbsp. Inspirations Garlic Dipping Oil, divided
1 1/2 cups dry red wine, divided
1 medium onion, very thinly sliced
1 1/4 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh Nature's Place Organic Rosemary leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh Nature's Place Organic Thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp.salt, or to taste
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Nature's Place Organic Italian Parsley, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped scallion, divided
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Squash and Beef Stew with Cinnamon-Herb Sauce

Squash and Beef Stew with Cinnamon-Herb Sauce

Squash and Beef Stew with Cinnamon-Herb Sauce
  • Servings:Serves 4
  • Prep Time:0 minutes
  • Cook Time:130 minutes
1. Place the flour and 1/8 tsp. of the pepper in a medium bowl and mix well. Remove 1 1/2 Tbsp. and reserve. Lightly dredge the beef cubes in the remaining seasoned flour, so flour adheres to all sides but doesn't clump.
2. Heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, beingsure not to crowd the pot, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or untillightly browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
3. Add 1/4 cup of the wine to the pan and deglaze the pan over medium heat, scraping up any bits from the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to pan, reduce heat to low, and add onion. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and beginning to brown. Add squash and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Sprinkle on reserved 1 1/2 Tbsp.flour, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, cinnamon, salt, and remaining 1/8 tsp. pepper, and stir to distribute.
4. Return beef to pan and add remaining 1 1?4 cups wine and broth. Raise heatto high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 1?2 to 2 hours, until meat and squash are tender. Stir in 2 Tbsp. each of the parsley and scallions. Serve hot, sprinkled with remaining parsley and scallions.
Source: Fresh Magazine September, October 2010