Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins
This recipe is better the longer it cooks and great for leftovers, but it does absorb a lot of juices and becomes thick. Simply add more broth and adjust the seasonings if you like
- 3 potatoes, cubed
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 medium onion, sliced
- 1 lb stew meat, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1⁄2 cup celery, sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Italian spices
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup small shell pasta
- 1⁄2 cup white corn
- parmesan cheese
- In a 5 qt dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter.
- Saute onion and beef, cooking until onions are soft and the meat is brown.
- Add carrots, potatoes, celery, salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, garlic powder and chicken broth.
- Bring to a boil; cover reduce heat and simmer about 2 hours or until meat is very tender.
- Add pasta and corn; cook 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
- Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired.
This stew is so good ~ However, I did make a few changes to the recipe. To begin with I did use butter, not margarine as my choice. I did not add the pasta, because I felt the potatoes added enough starch. I replaced the corn with sliced fresh mushroom (about 1 1/2 cups) after one hours cooking time. Also, I thought this recipe was suppose to be a "stew" and I saw in step #6 indicates "soup", and I really wanted a stew. So, I put 4 TBSP of flour in a measuring cup and added enough water to stir. I added it to the finished product and heated till a nice consistency formed. The seasoning was perfect. I served with a crispy crusted French Bread for a wonderful wintertime meal. Thanks, Hill Family : )