80 Reviews

The hardest part of this recipe is having to smell it for 2 1/2 hours before it was ready. It smelled WONDERFUL. Sometimes dishes smell better than they turn out. Not this one. It tasted as wonderful as it smelled. This recipe takes a while to cook but it was worth the wait. Great weekend dish.

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John Selman November 27, 2002

What is better in Autumn than a huge bowl of homemade Beef Stew?! Nothing when it tastes as good as this one! The beef was fall apart tender and it tasted great. Love the addition of green pepper, not had that in a stew before! Great recipe! The only thing I would do differently is to add some beef stock next time, I feel it would add a bit more beef flavour and give it a richer colour, but it was still really nice with just water!

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anniesnomsblog November 03, 2015

Excellent recipe! The only thing I did different was added 1 cup more of water and 1 package of Lipton Dry Oion Soup Mix. Flavorwasso good I couldn't eat just 1 bowl!

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CMarieD16 October 03, 2015

Made this with Deer and it turned out just wonderfully. Used 50% more of seasonings to compensate for the different meat, with the exception of pepper. And lo, that was just fine. I found the Need to add garlic salt to taste at the end but it was awesome! Great recipe.

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Bryson T. June 23, 2015

As a last minute diversion from my Mother's recipe, I decided to give this one a shot as it used beef broth and that was what I had in mind at the time (Mom's uses water?blah). This stew was fantastic! Easy to throw together and the house smelled heavenly. My new favorite as you can add veggies and tomatoes if you want to..would only enhance the meal.

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Victoria D. January 09, 2015

Very nice recipe. My family really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn January 02, 2015

I doubled everything on the recipe added a pound of bacon, three yuengling black and tan beers, 5 dashes of franks red hot. and instead of beef im using venison

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Brendan P. November 25, 2014

I know this was a good recipe when my husband said "that was great!". I used all the ingredients stated except I switched the green pepper for peas. I added the carrots, celery and onions after only 1 hour instead of 2. The last half hour I added the potatoes because they really don't need an hour. Peas were added in the last two minutes of cooking. I also did not do the flour/water mixture to thicken because I thought it was just perfect without it. Excellent ... will be making this again! One of the best beef stew recipes I've ever made!

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karen4205 October 26, 2014

Decent recipe. Two ideas; instead of oil start with a piece or two of bacon chopped fine in the bottom of the pot to add flavor and fat to brown the beef. Also, a bit of red wine added to the flour instead of water adds complexity and color.

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OctopusSoda September 13, 2014

Very nice basic stew. Thank you.

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Katanashrp June 27, 2013
Beef Stew