Beef Stew for Breakfast

Starting your day with a hearty beef stew for breakfast might sound unconventional, but it’s a wonderful way to break from the norm and indulge in a rich, flavorful meal that powers you through the morning. This version of beef stew is designed to blend traditional comfort with a morning twist, incorporating ingredients that marry well with the early hours of the day while maintaining the soulful essence of a classic stew.

Ingredients

For the Stew:

  • 1.5 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee (for a morning kick)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Fresh thyme, a few sprigs
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional, for thickening)

For Serving:

  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Crusty bread or soft rolls
  • Poached or fried eggs (optional, for a breakfast twist)

Instructions

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