How to Make Beef Stew Thicken?
How to thicken beef stew? Beef stews are incredible additions to any meal of the day, and most people love thick stews. But how can you make your casserole thicker than it usually is? Here are several ways to accomplish this.
- Make a slurry by adding flour to some cold water. Make sure to mix the flour and integrate it with the water before adding it to the cooking stew. Some people commit the mistake of adding flour directly to a hard boiling stew. This will cause the flour particles to clump together because the heat will cook the flour immediately, creating casings around the clumps. Avoid this by making a good slurry first. Add flour in increments of one tablespoon at a time. Please do not overdo it and observe the stew first to ensure that your stew is doing great before adding any more.
- You can combine butter and flour and then use the mixture to thicken your stew. This combination is called beurre manie. Use a whisk to integrate the thickener until you get the right consistency.
- Corn flour does not have gluten and is a good choice for people who cannot tolerate gluten. However, use even less cornflour and check first if it’s thickening your stew at the right level. Otherwise, your stew may become gloopy in the end.
- Cornstarch is also an ideal thickener. Create a slurry as well before adding it to your cooking stew. You can also add a thickener at the beginning, so the stew thickens as you go.