What Is a Recipe for Emeril's Best Beef Stew?

The recipe for Emeril's Best Beef Stew involves cooking beef with an assortment of vegetables, herbs and spices in beef broth and red wine. The recipe has a long list of ingredients but employs easy cooking techniques. It takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes to cook.

Begin by making Emeril's Essence seasoning. Combine 2 ½ tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons each of salt and garlic powder and 1 tablespoon each of black pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, dried oregano and dried thyme. You only need to use a small portion of this seasoning, the rest can be safely stored for future use.

Chop 1 yellow onion, 2 stalks celery and 1 cup button mushrooms. Combine 1 tablespoon each of Essence seasoning and flour, then coat 1 pound diced beef in the mixture. Brown the beef with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pressure cooker, then place the meat on a plate. Add the vegetables to the pressure cooker. Season with salt and pepper. When the vegetables are soft, return the meat to the pressure cooker along with 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, 1 bay leaf, 1 tablespoon chopped thyme and 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary. Pour in 2 ½ cups beef broth and 1 cup red wine. Cook the mixture for 20 minutes.

Chop 3 parsnips and 2 turnips. Prepare 2 cups chopped collard greens. Add these vegetables to the pressure cooker and allow the stew to cook for another 20 minutes. Serve with a scattering of 2 tablespoons chopped parsley.