Billy O’s Beef Stew
ground chuck or stew meat
In a large skillet or pot, heat oil over high heat, add stew meat in batches (to prevent over crowding) and cook on high heat until meat is seared on all sides.
Remove stew meet, set aside.
Deglaze the pan with some white wine, loosening any brown bits.
Add whole onion rings to pan with olive oil and salt and pepper.
When onions are brown and soft add the strew meat back to pot with the Worcestershire sauce.
Add the 8 cups of beef broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer and let the mixture cook for 1.5 hours.
Slice and chop celery, carrots and potatoes. Add to pot along with the garlic. Let simmer for another 1.5 hours.
Mix corn starch and COLD water until smooth and has the consistency of milk. Stir corn starch mixture into pot slowly and stir until thickened like gravy.