Hearty Beef and Potato Stew


peel the shallots

mince the garlic

heat oil and butter over high

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