2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into cubes
3 large carrots, peeled and diced
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
⅓ cup flour
1 tsp paprika
½ cup red wine
1½ cup beef broth
1 sprig of fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
3 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1- Combine the flour and the salt in a large bowl, and mix well.
2- Add the beef cubes and mix until all the pieces are coated in flour.
3- Heat the olive oil until almost smoking in a large bowl, then add the beef and cook until browned. That should take about 5 minutes.
4- In the same pot, add the veggies and cook for 5 more minutes or until they develop some color.
5- Add the paprika and season with salt, pepper, wine and. Then add the beef cubes to the pot, sprinkle over it little of fresh thyme and bay leaves.
6- When the broth is boiling, lower the heat to its lowest setting, cover and cook until the sauce has thickened and the meat is fork tender.
7- Serve hot.