Tater Tot & Beef Stew

Tater Tot & Beef Stew
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef-stew meat
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 28 ounce bag frozen mini tater tots

Make It

1. Season beef with salt. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute beef in batches until browned.

2. Return meat to pan and reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, onion, and celery. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour and thyme, and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in broth and bay leaves, bring to a simmer, and cook covered until beef is tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Add frozen veggies and cook for 10 minutes, until heated through.

3. Bake tater tots per package directions. Ladle soup into bowls and top each with tots.