Sweet, spicy, comforting orange-thyme beef stew

While it’s looking to be a mild January here in Baltimore, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a plate of comforting goodness. Blood oranges are in season and their flavor profile is a little different than other oranges. You may find notes of raspberries, cherries, or even grapefruit and their complexity in flavor are a welcome addition to this rich and warming stew. 

A little heat from a red Fresno, a whole head of garlic, thyme sprigs, and the sweetness from the orange make for a sweet, spicy, and aromatic take on savory beef stew.

Serve this stew over mashed potatoes, grits, or with cooked egg noodles for the ultimate winter comfort meal.

Get the recipe here.

–Kylie Perrotti, founder of The Baltimore Supper Club