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    Lydia's Portuguese Beef Stew

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    1 hr 45 mins

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    1 hr 30 mins

    bshemyshua's Note:

    This is Lydia's way to make beef stew. Lydia came to the United States when she was 18. She shared this recipe with me back in 1998. Very hardy, buttery and filling. Good comfort food. I have never done it, but I see where this could be converted to a slow cooker after sauteing the beef.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in a dutch oven and saute beef in butter until brown. Add onions for an additional 3-5 minutes just until translucent.
    2. 2
      Add potatoes and enough water to cover meat and potatoes.Bring to a simmer and cook until meat and potatoes are tender(about 45-60 minutes).
    3. 3
      Add carrots and cabbage last, cook until cabbage is tender.(maybe 20 minutes).
    4. 4
      Add last, salt and garlic salt/powder to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 09, 2009


      I loves this recipe. Reminded me of home & my families cooking. I made a few personal changes. Instead of butter I used about 2 Tbsp of Portuguese Olive Oil. I don't really like the taste butter leaves behind. I agree with the other reviewer, it needed a kick. To fix this I added a few tablespoons of Portuguese hot crushed peppers (liquid-y form, not flakes). That gave it just the right spice kick it needed. I also used a whole cabbage since my boyfriend and I love leafy greens. This soup makes the entire house smell wonderful. I will be making this one again.

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    • on September 27, 2007


      Very good and hearty- needed a little kick, though. I added tabasco, but it didn't quite hit the mark.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lydia's Portuguese Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (365 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 577.6
    Calories from Fat 274
    Total Fat 30.5 g
    Saturated Fat 15.8 g
    Cholesterol 92.8 mg
    Sodium 197.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
    Sugars 6.2 g
    Protein 21.1 g

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