18 Reviews

Yummy stew, nicely spiced. Went over well with the kids. Made it in the crockpot cutting the beef and vegetables into little cubes. Cooked on high for 5 hours. Perfect.

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evelyn/athens October 02, 2003

This was so totally yummy! I have been experimenting with stews lately and I just have not been able to get it right. I shall look no more for another recipe. This was so easy and tastes fantastic! Thanks so much for posting it. My 5 children and my husband loved it too. I had no idea that those spices would make it taste so good. Thanks to you Karen and the Amish!! Happy Eating!

Just wanted to update and let you know how much we love this recipe. It's now 2011 and we've been enjoying this as our ONLY stew recipe all these years now. It's simply the best ever!

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Piper Lee November 16, 2011

So very basic and so comforting. We made this exact to recipe quantities and instructions except used moose meat. Don't you just hate when somebody says exact except!! Wonderful stew - not too heavy with too many combos of flavors. Almost tempted to add garlic since it seems we're putting garlic into everything but held back so we could experience the flavors as written. Will definitely make again.

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karen in tbay March 27, 2004

Instead of 4 cups of water use 4 cups of tomato juice. That's how real men do it anyway...

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Cember M. August 27, 2014

Really good. I had some canned beef, so I just skipped the 2 hour cooking of the beef and saut?ed the onions in the oil and spices a little while before adding the veggies. I added the beef long enough to warm and get some of the flavoring. It worked great.

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noell.alley October 11, 2012

Made this beef stew for DH and he thought it was great. I didn't use the cloves because they're awfully expensive at the store. Instead I used a dash of cinnamon and I added a bit more of the flour/water mixture as mine didn't thicken as much as I'd liked with the first bit. I'll definitely be making this recipe again. Thanks for posting!

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shimmerysummersun February 27, 2010

Great recipe. I also added a clove garlic, and cooked the spices in with the beef for a few minutes before adding my water. Mine started on the stove for 2 hours, then I stuck it in the oven at 300 for another hour when I had to run out. Added the potatoes and carrots and placed back on the stove for 30 min when I came home. This is just nice, simple comfort food on a very cold night. Served with french bread and family loved it. Thanks for posting!

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GIBride01 January 03, 2010

I really enjoyed this recipe. I doubled the spices, though kept the liquid amount the same so it was nice and flavourful. I did add garlic as well and it all came together nicely. It still managed to be more of a light tasting stew, which we all liked. The house smelled AMAZING the entire time it was cooking! Thanks for a nice and easy recipe :)

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yamakarasu November 08, 2009

I halved the recipe and it tasted great, but the sauce still ended up too thin. Next time, may try not halving the amount of flour.

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ladydae November 06, 2009

Excellent! What a wonderful, simple, and delicious recipe. I made it exactly as written and then added some corn and peas. It is comfort food at its best. Thanks for sharing.

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october sky October 07, 2009
Absolutely the Best Amish Beef Stew