Hearty comfort with a fiery side…
We love the pairing of traditional comfort foods with a little extra spicy kick. It satisfies so many cravings all at once.
Take, for instance, this spicy beef stew recipe: It provides the hearty comfort food eating you’d expect with the heat pop of cayenne, paprika, and black pepper to boot. It makes your comfort stew something much more memorable while still be very simple to make. Plan ahead – like many stews, this one take awhile to make. But it’s so worth it.
- 1 pound beef stew meat cut into cubes
- 5 cups beef broth
- 4 carrots chopped into chunks
- 4 medium potatoes cubed
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 1 onion roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- In soup pot over medium high, heat 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil, then brown the beef stew meat. Remove the meat from the soup pot and set to the side.
- Place the remaining vegetable oil in the soup pot, then add the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add the beef back to the soup pot, then add the flour. Stir to coat for 1 minute.
- Add the beef broth, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, salt, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, ground cloves, sugar, and bay leaves. Stir to combine.
- Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat to low. Allow the soup to simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
- Add the potatoes and carrots. Continue to simmer the stew until the vegetables are cooked through (approximately 30 minutes).
- Once vegetables are tender, add additional salt, pepper, cayenne, and/or paprika to taste, then serve.