16 Reviews

I made this on the weekend and we loved it. hubby and I are big stew fans and this one rated right up there! I used red wine as I did not have Port wine on hand and it turned out great! I was a little apprehensive about the horseradish, but wow did it make a great difference! Thanks Dorothy!

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Graybert January 29, 2002

I loved the consistency of this beef stew - not too "soupy". I added one package of sundried tomatoes which worked very well with the other flavors. Thanks, Derf!

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keeney March 13, 2005

I have been making this stew for years. Thanks Derf. I almost panicked when I realized the site had changed and I thought I had lost my recipe book. I would not make beef stew with any other recipe. The only thing I would disagree with is the stew tasting better the next day. I have never had leftovers to find out!!!

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LeenyK1 June 15, 2012

A delicious stew Derf, I know it would be even better with wine! I used beef broth this time. I did not add the celery or potatoes, I made dumplings DH's favourite! A great flavourful meal on a cold winter day.

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Elly in Canada January 28, 2008

This recipe didn't work for me. I picked it because I love garlic and love cooking with wine, but the result was terrible. Sorry. It's just too much wine! I used a mid-priced bottle, and the flavor was just too harsh. Maybe this would work with a really really nice wine, but I'm not willing to spend that much for wine to cook with-- to drink, yes. To cook, no. Anyway, I fiddled around with the seasonings for a half-hour or so and did my best to cover that hot-cooked-wine flavor. Sorry Derf... thanks anyway! :)

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Karenlyn2 October 17, 2007

Thought we were going to be eating trout today for supper (first day of fishing season), but DH didn't catch any. No matter, thoroughly enjoyed making and eating your stew instead. The only thing I didn't add was the horseradish as I didn't have any. Whenever I used to visit my grandparents as a child and they served up beef stew they always had "dough boys" to go along with it and I now do the same. I like them for sopping up the gravy. Great recipe and will be making again. Thanks Derf.

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Nova Scotia Cook April 01, 2007

This had such a wonderful flavor & the taste was perfect! Thanks for sharing. Katherine in Alberta

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Katherine in Alberta March 25, 2007

Great stew! It smells absolutely fantastic while cooking. I used some leftover merlot and cabernet for the wine. I also left out the mushrooms. It is a bit of work, but well worth it. Thanks for sharing!

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Mrs. Moon January 28, 2007

This is a great recipe. It's almost identical to mine except I add a couple of tbs of brown mustard to mine. The combo of the horseradish and mustard is WONDERFUL!! Give it a try. WTG on this recipe.

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shonni11 November 27, 2006
Best Beef Stew