Hearty Beef and Potato Stew


peel the shallots

mince the garlic

heat oil and butter in a large pot

place beef in a single layer, sear undisturbed for 3 minutes

stir and cook until brown on all sides

add salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, sugar and garlic, cook for 2 minutes

stir in cornstarch

add shallots and soy sauce

pour in broth, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour

next, stir in tomato paste

add potatoes, cover and simmer for 30 minutes