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    Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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    3 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    3 hrs

    acerast's Note:

    This is an adopted recipe. Please try it and give me your feed back. It looks delicious! (I prepared this and made a few notes below. It is a good basic beef stew to which cooks can add other things and make it their own - for example, I added thyme and frozen peas - acerast.)

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    1. 1
      Coat beef with flour, shaking off excess.
    2. 2
      In a large kettle, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.
    3. 3
      Add beef and saute until browned about 6 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove and transfer on a plate.
    5. 5
      In the same kettle, add 2 tbsp oil and add onion and mushrooms.
    6. 6
      Saute for for 6 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add garlic and saute for 1 minutes.
    8. 8
      Pour off fat.
    9. 9
      Return beef to kettle, stir in tomato paste, broth and and water just enough to cover.
    10. 10
      Bring to a boil.
    11. 11
      Reduce heat and simmer until beef is tender. (I simmered for about 2 hours for tender meat - acerast).
    12. 12
      Add carrots, potatoes, and green beans.
    13. 13
      Cover partially and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. (The vegetables took about 20 minutes to cook and I simmered them an additional 30 to help them develop flavor - acerast).
    14. 14
      In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water.
    15. 15
      Stir in stew.
    16. 16
      Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
    17. 17
      Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 09, 2008


      Looks like I am the first to review this recipe. It was delicious. I made it in a cast iron dutch oven and cooked it in the oven (300 deg) as I do alot of things (huge fan of cast iron). I did make double sauce as I added more potatoes and carrots than the recipe called for. Peas and thyme and a splash of red wine was also added. I did not add the green beans. I did not have to thicken the sauce as everything really cooked down just right in the cast iron. This is indeed a good basic beef stew recipe that can easily be adjusted to suit individual tastes. Thanks for posting. Tess #2, another Hoosier from your neck of the woods.

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (307 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 564.3
    Calories from Fat 225
    Total Fat 25.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    Cholesterol 114.8 mg
    Sodium 475.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 41.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    Sugars 8.5 g
    Protein 44.1 g

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    lean beef chuck

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