Beef stew by any other name – is beef stew.

We’re having an employee tasting at work tonight and will be serving up a lot of different foods.  Since I have a slightly better-equipt kitchen at home, I brought home the ingredients to make the beef stew.   Besides… stew is always better the next day!

This one is pretty basic – and just the way I like it… beef, red wine, beef broth, tomato paste, carrots celery, leeks, potatoes, and a couple of bay leaves.  Salt and pepper.

Nothing fancy-schmancy… the flavors all speak for themselves.

And to keep it gluten-free for the folks at work, I’ll be thickening it with cornstarch.