282 Reviews

Really amazing flavors! For whatever the reason I was on a mission to make a pot roast and didn't see that I should have cut the roast into 2" cubes. Other than that oversight and using V8 in place of tomatoes (my kids hate chunks of tomatoes), I followed all the recipe recommendations. It was fabulous! It made loads of gravy which did not need thicken with cornstarch. I threw mushrooms and fingerling potatoes into the pot with the carrots. I've got enough left over for another meal and I'll serve over noodles as suggested. YUM, another winner, thanks Evelyn! P.S. This makes a divine & is super tender. The leftovers got better everyday!

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Chicagoland Chef du Jour February 08, 2011

Excellent! I caramelized the carrots along with some celery and baby potatoes, quartered and added before the final simmer. We both loved this stew. The hoisin gives the dish a bit of a different flavour that would be hard for anyone to pinpoint. We didn't find it too sweet at all.

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Just Call Me Martha January 03, 2011

This stew was great, I did add some mushrooms and potatoes to make it go further - we got lots of leftovers! Would definitely make again. Thanks!

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Chef Pippy December 27, 2010

I put mine in the crock pot on low for 8 hours so that we could come home to a tasty dinner! I would recommend that you start with 1/4 cup of the Hoisan Sauce and then add in more later if you like a sweeter sauce/gravy. For vegies, I added potatoes, peas, pearled onions instead of the diced onions and 2 cups beef broth to beef up the flavor and to ensure we had enough gravy while it cooked during the day. Overall, a pretty good stew!

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Cooker2K December 19, 2010

Everyone liked this, but it was too sweet for me. I think I will try it again, but use less hoisin. Also, as others have mentioned, I think I'll add mushrooms. Thanks for posting.

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Cheri 911 November 15, 2010

Nice recipe. I'd suggest cutting back on the hoisin sauce, as the sauce was a bit too strong for me. The beef was very tender!

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A Messy Cook July 30, 2010

It was an ok stew

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bobybaloony July 20, 2010

Great Stew. Make this often during winter. Only reason did give it 5 stars is because I have to alter it otherwise its too sweet for us. Only add 2 Tbls Hoisin sauce. Also add more veggies such as celery, a potato and mushrooms (mushrooms are a great addition).

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Aussie-Mary June 23, 2010

Delicious!!!

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vindase June 15, 2010

Added a handful of mushrooms as one poster recommended along with reducing the amount of meat slightly. Simply amazing

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jasonlush May 03, 2010
Mahogany Beef Stew