This hearty Beef Stew can take the chill off the coldest winter night. It is chock full of fork tender meat, sweet carrots, potatoes, and savory onions. And best of all, it is gluten free, so everyone in your household can enjoy it.
To make it gluten free, I use potatoes as a thickener instead of the usual flour that most recipes use. To do this, I mash up half of the potatoes, one by one against the side of the pot (use a potholder!) about 90 minutes into the cooking. The potato starch combines with the liquid in the pot to make a thick, stick to your ribs stew.
Another bonus is that most of the cooking is hands off, as the stew braises in the oven for the majority of the cooking time.