Once again featuring seasonal ingredients, this hearty stew is the perfect mix of savory and sweet. The flavors of all the ingredients blend together to create a spin on a comforting classic, and is easy and quick enough even for a busy weeknight. Serve your family a full serving of vegetables and protein in this delicious stew tonight!
Autumn Harvest Pumpkin and Beef Stew
1 tbsp. salt, or to taste
1 cup dry red wine, such as pinot noir
2 cups red potatoes, cut into 2-inch cubes
2 cups baby carrots
6 cups vegetable juice
2 cups pumpkin, cut into 2-inch cubes
2 cups fresh corn, cut off the cob
Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and rosemary and sauté 3 minutes, until fragrant.
Combine beef, salt, pepper, and flour in a large bowl and toss to coat evenly. Turn heat to medium-high, and add beef to pan. Let cook for about 6 minutes, stirring often, until sides are browned. Add wine and stir to coat.
Add potatoes, carrots, and vegetable juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove lid and stir. Add pumpkin and corn, stir to combine, and let simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes. Top with cilantro and serve immediately with freshly baked crusty white bread.