Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Stew with Veggie Ragout

Experience the ultimate comfort food with our delicious Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Stew paired with a vibrant Vegetable Ragout. This hearty dish combines tender chunks of beef with a medley of colorful vegetables, all simmered to perfection in a flavorful broth. Get ready to indulge in a symphony of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds and warm your soul.

Ingredients: For the Beef Stew:

  • 1 kg beef, chunked (tough cuts work wonders!)
  • 400g onions, sliced
  • 100-120g butter
  • 50ml water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar For the Vegetable Ragout:
  • 2-3 eggplants, diced
  • 1-2 zucchini, diced
  • Salt, for seasoning
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp khmeli-suneli (or coriander, dill, fenugreek mix)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh herbs (dill, parsley, coriander), chopped

Preparation: For the Beef Stew:

  1. Prep the Beef: Season with salt & pepper. Brown in butter, then set aside.
  2. Sauté the Onions: Cook until golden, add garlic.
  3. Slow Cook: Return beef, add water, simmer covered for 2-3 hours until tender.
  4. Final Seasoning: Adjust salt, pepper, & vinegar to taste.

For the Vegetable Ragout:

  1. Prep the Vegetables: Season eggplants & zucchini with salt, let sit, then fry until golden.
  2. Sauté: Cook onion until translucent, add bell peppers, then tomatoes, garlic, & spices.
  3. Combine: Add fried veggies back, season, cook for 10 mins.
  4. Garnish: Stir in fresh herbs before serving.

To Serve: Scoop up the tender beef stew into bowls, accompanied by the flavorful veggie ragout. Indulge in the contrast of melt-in-your-mouth beef and crisp, vibrant veggies, bursting with rich spices and fresh herbs. Ready to elevate your taste buds? Dive into this culinary experience today!

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