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Made a half batch with my only change being to add carrots. It was my first homemade beef stew and it turned out wonderfully!

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vigilant20 March 28, 2014

This is a tasty recipe! I did 1/2 the onions and added some carrots. Yummy! Will make again!

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MKLadyLaura February 07, 2014

I love this recipe! We don't care for celery so I omitted that but otherwise this is awesome! Great with some warm bread or biscuits. :)

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labkat February 03, 2014

this is off the chain AWESOME! stuck to the main recipe except I didn't have kitchen bouquet so I used 2 tsp. of lemon juice and a little brown sugar to substitute. I also didn't have the bay leaf left it out didn't miss it. just added a little more white pepper and garlic for more of my taste. added double the potatoes and some green beans. I didn't brown my meat did it just like the recipe stated and OMG it was so tender!!! I usually do brown beforehand so glad I listened to Ellen! I always read the reviews and take from them as well mainly stuck to the bones of this one and so happy I did. I cooked on low and it was done in 5.5 hrs. it's a new fave in our home! I plan to try this with skinless boneless chicken and use chicken broth for another effortless yummy meal. THANKS for posting a winner!

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the twilight chef November 28, 2013

Be sue not to put too much broth in. Mine ended up a little too salty.

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timhammond July 20, 2013

DELICIOUS!!!!! i didn't have any beef broth so I used chicken broth and it was still delicious!! It was so easy and simple and not a bunch of unnecessary ingredients and like i said it was still DELICIOUS!! big hit with my kids!

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ceciella March 21, 2013

Turned out great, I forgot to add the bay leaf even. And I think it could have used more pepper

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PiercedKiss January 02, 2013

I made this today and for the most part followed the recipe. I didn't have any celery so I used a bit of celery seed, I also added carrots and a can of diced tomatoes. After tasting it I thought it tasted a little muddled so I added a touch of lemon juice and that helped a lot. We most of us thought it needed a little more liquid. Over all not a bad beef stew, just not for us.
Thanks for posting.

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A.S.K. October 03, 2011

I did like this BUT I also added my twist. A pinch of Cayenne pepper, and a medium can of tomato paste. I decreased it to 1 Ib and also added more veggies. If you are having a problem with thickness and you felt it was too watery add the paste, and or a bit of flour an hour before it finishes to your likng. A pinch at a time :) You can also add a stout beer instead of the broth if you want a different flavor

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b.ladley April 21, 2011

Too watery

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cuppycakes February 22, 2010
Crock-Pot Beef Stew