I believe soups and stews are wonderful foods to make when you don't have a lot of time during the week to cook but still want to have a healthy meal. During busy weeks, I cook a stew on Sunday so I can microwave it for dinner the next few nights.
One stew recipe I like is one of Paula Deen's (recipe link here), with a few modifications.
|Browning the beef|
2. Substitute the 2 cups of water with 1 cup of beef broth and 1 cup of a good red wine.
3. When adding the wine and beef broth, add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.
|When the vegetables are added|
|The stew after cooking for several hours|