16 Reviews

WOW great flavor. Ironically, I didnt end up using my pressure cooker, but the meat was wonderfully tender and the gravy was really tasty. I didnt have Maggi seasoning so I used kitchen boquet, a browning/gravy sauce.

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CookbookCarrie March 17, 2003

We really enjoyed this stew! It was easy to prepare, the instructions were clear, and the result was a thick and hearty stew. Next time I make this, I think I'll add some red wine after the meat is browned and the onions tender, then reduce. I think that this would give this dish the depth of flavor that would put it over the top. Thanks for a great recipe, Pan Nan! :)

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canarygirl January 16, 2004

Fallowed the recipe to the letter but at the last minute i made some adjustments to meet our personal taste .It was easy and turned out to be a wonderfull meal that we will do again

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mozarth622 June 05, 2003

Simple-yes. Delicious and comforting-yes, yes. Perfect.

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tickledsassy April 26, 2016

I cannot thank you enough for this recipe. Minus the garlic,thyme,peas,Maggi & corn starch this is my moms recipe ... She used flour instead of corn starch. My mom passed away 22 years ago this April coming & I never had her stew recipe. My older sister gave me the recipe minus all the instructions. Thank you so very much for posting this !!!!

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mckempf1225 January 17, 2013

This is a good basic recipe. I used chicken broth, instead of water, and added chopped celery and a teaspoon of Sriracha sauce for more depth.

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WVCook26003 May 23, 2012

This is wonderful...the only change was I was using tomato paste and flour to thicken..this is so much better. My kids loved this and ate seconds along with big slices of homemade bread and butter, Thanks...I have been making this for years and we love the "tomato" addition.

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cinda37363 December 24, 2011

I love the addition of green peas, and so did everyone else. It's what makes it stand out from other recipes. For the tomato sauce I used Emeril's chunky marinara with great results. Thank you for warming up my body and my soul.

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Katanashrp December 05, 2010

Thanks for sharing this very good and very forgiving recipe. It was delicious.

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Lilla August 24, 2009

We all enjoyed this healthy and hearty meal very much. I only used a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil to brown the beef. I was out of frozen peas, so I used corn instead. I found it unnecessary to make up the slurry, as the sauce was thick enough without it. Very good - this will definitely be on the menu again!!!

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truebrit December 06, 2006
Basic Beef Stew