Beef Stew Ala Dean Ramsey

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Total Time
3hrs 35mins
20 mins
3 hrs 15 mins

This Beef Stew is even better than my mother's was. It was developed by my partner, Dean Ramsey. You can use venison instead of beef. If you have any questions, e-mail me:

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  1. Cube the round steak or venison into 1 1/2" cubes.
  2. Cut the onion into wedges.
  3. Slice the carrots crosswise into 1 1/2" pieces.
  4. Slice the mushrooms.
  5. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper.
  7. Coat the cubed steak well and brown both sides in the hot olive oil.
  8. In a large stew pot, add the tomatoes, water, rosemary, bay leaves and garlic powder.
  9. Bring to a simmer.
  10. Add the onion, carrots, peas, lima beans, browned cubed steak and mushrooms.
  11. Continue to simmer for about 2 hours.
  12. Then add the wedges of potatoes or macaroni and continue simmering about 1 more hour, stirring occasionally.
  13. Check seasoning for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary.