There's nothing like a steaming bowl of beef stew to get you through a long and gray Midwest winter. If you have the right recipe, of course. Currently, my recipe for beef stew simply calls for cubing leftover pot roast and throwing it all in the crock pot. Not very inspired, I admit.
However, with this recipe for Beef Stew from Everyday Foods (a Martha subsidiary), I can kick my beef stew up a notch or ten in the yummy department. I'll still make it in the crock pot, of course. Enjoy!