Very tasty,not a thick stew which is just what I was looking for.The meat was very tender and the bay leaves added a nice flavour.I left out all the "optional" ingredients except the worcestershire sauce.Will make it again!
Good base recipe. Even with the Worcestershire, I thought it needed more seasoning; I added more salt, a few generous pinches of dried basil and oregano, and some garlic powder. I also thickened the broth with cornstarch. Browning the meat is a really nice touch. The beef was delicious and tender. I used peas, which added a beautiful pop of bright green.
don't know why this won't post, like the recipe..made my own changes, added bacon, garlic and beer.YUm
I made a change to this and while small it added serious flavor. I added 3 -4 teaspoons of Knorr beef bouillon. I also didn't use the parsnips. I did everything else according to directions and this was absolutely perfect! Oh yes...I added extra fresh ground pepper but I do that with everything. Thanks so much for giving me a good recipe to follow.
Yum Yum Yum! I did change the recipe a little. First, I doubled it. Then I replaced 3 carrots with celery, I added some basil and oregano, I used wheat flour, no parsnips, and some boulion cubes. I was afraid that the recipe called for too many potatoes and carrots but I followed it anyway and it was perfect. So so yummy.
Yum. Yum. Yum! The stew was GREAT! I did use the worcestershire and peas. I also added Kitchen Bouquet browning sauce. I thought I would freeze what we didn't eat (only 2 of us) but we ate it all over a couple of days! I served with crusty garlic bread.
This stew is the BEST. My family loves it. I don't add the parsnips and use a bit less onion, but do everything else the same and it is perfect. I think it's the worcestershire that makes it so good. Thanks for such a keeper of a recipe!