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My husband took one bite and said, "this is delicious!" I fully agree. I only had canned mushrooms on hand but will use fresh next time. I added a 1/2 cup of cream sherry. The wine is definitely a great addition. I did add the carrots and mushrooms early and later threw in a few frozen peas with the potatoes.

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M. Joan November 05, 2003

This was excellent! Just what I've been looking for. I'm not a fan of the "red" stews (tomato juice, tomato soup, etc.), but DH is...or was...until he tried THIS tonight! This will definitely be the stew I will make from now on except, of course, when DH has a hankerin' for the "other" stew! Sooooo glad I stumbled onto this recipe! Thanks, Dancer^, for sharing.

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Suzanna Marie September 14, 2010

Loved it, and so did everyone else! Thanks.
Next time I'll skip the flour as I don't see it making any difference, and adding a tbs of 'herbs de provence'.
PS remember folks that browning the beef does not mean well done!

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Tellok November 11, 2010

This was a great tasting stew. My DH thought it was good also. Will be making it often. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn February 11, 2012

Great non-tomato based stew! Used Sherry because I didn't have regular wine and it was great. Probably will be better and have a better depth with actual red wine. It was greasy though - I skimmed about a cup off the top layer and then it was perfect. Hubby loved it and that is high praise indeeed. Delish thanks for the keeper!

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lolablitz January 10, 2012

Excellent beef stew. I substituted the mushrooms with parsnips, added a bit of rosemary, and added a teaspoon of Spike seasoning. As recommended by some others, I served the stew on top of egg noodles. I cut 20 minutes of the initial simmering time, and only simmered another 30 when I added the vegetables in.

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Flerfs October 03, 2011

Excellent, basic beef stew but so good. You are right, do not put the potato in too early as that makes it mushy, I made that mistake because I loaded everything into the crockpot. Thank you.

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Nado2003 December 11, 2009

Have made this several times and it always turns out fantastic!  Not being one to spend time stirring, etc., after beef broth/spices are added (#5 step) I put beef mixture, vegetables and broth into the crock-pot for a few hours on high until everything was tender.  Some broth was carefully removed  then and thickened with flour.  The thickened broth added back to meat/veg mixture and stirred carefully.  The great thing about the crock pot is that none of the vegetables are damaged from constant stirring.  It's perfect!

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msbolle December 30, 2008

I loved this stew. I have never made stew and to be honest wasn't even sure I was using the right kind of meat. apparently I did because this was delicious. I had to omit a couple of things because of what I had on hand at the time. So out with the red wine and onions but to be honest we didn't miss them. The broth was still rich and delicious with out it. I added some onion powder to replace the missing onions and I had some fresh parsely and thyme that I think really added to the flavour rather then dry. I think this would be delicious using parsnips as well. thank you so much for the recipe! This was easy to make and it was just the comfort food I needed after the emergency root canal I had yesterday.

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rebellemichelle September 18, 2008

This receipe is FABULOUS! My husband said that it was the best stew he has ever had and would I please make it for this parents. The meat was extremely tender and I used stew meat. I didn't tell him there was wine in it. Didn't change a thing. Very easy to make.

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Ninabambam September 10, 2008
Beef Stew