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I made beef stew today as a request from my 7 yr old daughter and WOW, I have made beef stew before that I thought was good, but this is amazing.. I followed almost exactly (even made my own hoisin sause and used about 1/4 cup) I also used another recipe's idea of mixing flour, dry mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and dredging the stew meet in it before browning it. Which eliminated the need for the corn starch to thicken it.. Thanks for this amazing recipe.. I'll make it again and again and again:-)

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sissaroo March 29, 2011

I made this some time ago, just realized I forgot to review it! Well, its a keeper alright! Next time I will make it in a crockpot though, to make the meat more tender, and will add more veggies to it to make it more of a meal on its own. I froze quite a bit of it, and recently took some to the hospital to have supper with my Mom, while heating it up, another girl in the kitchen was like "MMmmmmm something smells good!!!!"

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NIcmic March 28, 2011

OMG!! This was sooo good. It definately isnt your moms beef stew...it's better! Followed the recipie exactly except I added some potatoes. Let it simmer for a bit and then had to run an errand, so I tossed it in the crockpot. Came out absolutely delicious!!!

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Jimmy 1970 March 20, 2011

This has got to be the best recipe ever for Beef Stew. The flavors are rich, but not too, filling, warm in the tummy, nothing that we didn't absolutely LOVE about this recipe. I made with a Port, and followed the directions exactly. Also paired this dinner up with some Cheesey Biscuits.
Definitely my "go to" for Beef Stew now!!

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MaMere February 12, 2011

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
Mahogany Beef Stew