13 Reviews

Very good stew! I didn't add the turnips or rutabagas because I had none on hand. The seasonings were just perfect. Thank you for posting this good recipe.

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Euphegenia January 31, 2014

Sauteed the veggies as directed, and threw everything in the crockpot -- no rutabagas nor turnips. Did add a tad of flour to the browning beef. Left it in the crockpot for 8 hours -- most on High. was tasty enough, but not outstanding. Thanks for posting, Jenny.

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NurseJaney February 15, 2009

Great stew, not just for diabetics or those on restricted diets. Everyone will enjoy this. Thanks for posting Jenny.

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Halsgirl February 14, 2009

This is an excellent basic stew recipe similar to my usual stew but with fewer potatoes. You won't miss the potatoes because of the turnip, rutabaga, and barley. I followed the recipe fairly closely with the exception of using 2 small cans of tomatoes instead of one large one. That made it a bit more tomatoey but still excellent. Also, because I was using left-over lamb roast, I waited until the veges were tender before adding the meat and herbs. That way the meat didn't get overcooked, and the herbs were more flavorful. I don't think that did any damage to the flavor, even though I gave up the pan scrapings that would have been there from browning the meat. I used homemade chicken broth, and it really was fabulous, so I highly recommend broth instead of water. Beef broth would be good too, I'm sure, as that's usually what I use when I make stew. I only gave it 4 stars because, well, it's just stew. It's good, but doesn't really send my taste buds to heaven. It's just too healthy for that:)

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Cook In Southwest January 05, 2009

I tried this recipe and loved it. My hubby and I both have high blood pressue so I simply substituted salt free tomatoes. I did add a half-cup of burgandy to the stew. Everyone loved the stew. Thanks.

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Phoebe2 December 03, 2008

This was awesome! Love to know what is in my stew, not like canned! Very easy and yummy! Sherdabear

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Sherdabear February 19, 2008

This stew is delicious and have served it to company and they have stated it is the best stew they have ever eaten.

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LiddyBlue February 03, 2008

We very much enjoyed this stew. I used two 14oz cans of stewed tomatoes, as I could not find a 19oz can, but otherwise made the recipe as written. It made us 6 very generous servings.

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OneEye January 02, 2008

I made this because it was low in calories and it turned out to be really good! I omitted the rutabaga and potato, because I did not have any, but I used the white turnips. Leftovers are great, also. Thanks, Jenny, for the good recipe that I will use again.

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cookin mimi April 27, 2006

Simple, cheap and really delicious. The root veggies are way too overlooked.I added a little hot peppers and red wine for spice.

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pauguspass January 17, 2006
Diabetic Beef Stew