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    Beef Stew the Old Fashioned Way

    Beef Stew the Old Fashioned Way. Photo by Deely

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    2 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    2 hrs

    Deely's Note:

    This is a from scratch, down home, richly flavored stew with no exotic ingredients. I've used blade steak, arm roast and chuck roast for this recipe. For the vegetables, I use a combination of fresh and what I have frozen from the previous season, but use what you have on hand. I'm adding a can of tomatoes as an option, though I don't use it. Also, I cook this from start to finish in my 5 quart stock pot. This is truly a base recipe that can be adapted to your family's like and dislikes. Feel free to make it your own.

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    1. 1
      Dry meat chunks and season with salt and pepper.
    2. 2
      Brown in olive oil, in 2 batches, remove from pot and set aside.
    3. 3
      Add onion, garlic and thyme to pot and lightly brown (Add more oil if necessary).
    4. 4
      Deglaze pot with red wine.
    5. 5
      To pot, add beef broth, hoisin or soy sauce and bay leaf.
    6. 6
      Cover pot and simmer about 2 hours or until meat is fork tender.
    7. 7
      Remove 1/4 cup of the broth and set aside.
    8. 8
      Add potatoes, carrots, butter beans, green beans, corn, peas and tomatoes if using.
    9. 9
      Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add cornstarch to reserved broth, mix with a fork an add to pot, stirring until thickened.
    11. 11
      Adjust seasonings to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 09, 2009


      YUMMMMM.... you won't be sorry if you decide to make this stew. I substituted a sweet potato for the potatoes called for, left out the peas and doubled the corn. I served this to company tonight with some nice hot rolls followed by a peach pie. I really want to say thank you so much for making me look like a good cook!

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    Nutritional Facts for Beef Stew the Old Fashioned Way

    Serving Size: 1 (393 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 552.1
    Calories from Fat 247
    Total Fat 27.5 g
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    Cholesterol 78.3 mg
    Sodium 324.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
    Sugars 5.9 g
    Protein 28.6 g

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    low sodium beef broth

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