French Onion Beef and Rice

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Do you ever have weeks where you can not get it together? I do! I spent all last week trying to think about what I wanted to cook for dinner this week but I felt blocked. I thumbed through the paper weekly circulars for the grocery stores in my area. There are waaaaay too many if you ask me. I went from only being able to shop at Kroger or Walmart to now having bookoos of grocery stores in the area. But anyway, for whatever reason, I could not get my shopping list done!

You know what they say, “Time waits for no one.” So when 8:00 rolled around on Sunday night and I still had no real plan I wasn’t surprised. But I grabbed a cart and pressed on. I rolled through produce; stopped for some carrots and onions. Then I made my way to the meat section and grabbed some stew beef. Last but not least, I picked up some beef stock and that was it! Dinner for the next few days in ten minutes flat.

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Say it with me: T.G.F.S.M. – Thank God For Simple Meals!

This French Onion Beef and Rice dish pulls together with a short list of ingredients. It also doesn’t take a whole five tent circus act to prepare it. It’s thick, hearty, and exploding with beef flavor. Paired with a vegetable and some cornbread – Woo Baby! It’s the business.

The Ingredients

  • 1-2 lbs stew beef
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper + 1 tsp pepper
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups beef stock + 1 ½ cups beef stock
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cup long grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 can Campbell’s French Onion Condensed soup
  • 3 tbsp butter, salted

The Steps

  1. Mix flour, pepper, and salt in small bowl; coat stew beef cubes in flour mixture.
  2. In a skillet or dutch oven, warm 2 tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat, and brown stew beef on all sides. (Add remaining vegetable oil to the pan when needed.)
  3. Place beef, onion, and 2 cups of beef broth into stew pot; let simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add carrots, remaining pepper, garlic powder, rice, french onion soup, water, and 1 ½ cup beef stock to the pot and let simmer for an additional 30 minutes, stirring frequently in order to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add butter to the pot and let cook for an additional five minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

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