Red Eye Beef Stew

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by sweetp

A good stick to the ribs meal. Serve with warm crusty bread.

Top Review by mianbao

I made this with Jack Daniel's whiskey and it smelled just amazing while it was simmering. The resulting stew is good, but I find I prefer stews made with beer or wine, and with more vegetables. More proof that we are all different, I think. Thank you for an interesting experience.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in a dutch oven, with hot butter.
  2. Stir in onion cook for 1 min.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water, bourbon, coffee, worcestershire sauce, garlic, basil, rosemary, thyme, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until meat is nearly tender.
  6. Stir in potatoes.
  7. Return to a boil.
  8. reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes more or until meat and potatoes are tender.
  9. Add tomatoes.
  10. Bring back to a boil.
  11. reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes (covered).
  12. In a jar with lid shake together cold water and flour together.
  13. Add mixture to stew cook until thickened and bubbley.
  14. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

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