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    " Secret Ingredient" Beef Stew

    " Secret Ingredient" Beef  Stew. Photo by puppitypup

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    pies & cakes & cookies ohmy!'s Note:

    The secret ingredient is Italian salad dressing and the flavor it adds is wonderful. Comfort food at its best.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      In a big pot or dutch oven, brown meat in salad dressing. Add the next 9 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours or till meat is tender.
    2. 2
      Add the potatoes, carrots, pepper and onion.
    3. 3
      Cover and simmer another hour or until veggies are tender. Combine flour and cold water in a shaker, stir into stew and bring to a boil till thickened. Serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 08, 2013


      This was nice although I would have liked it a little richer in flavour, I think some tomato paste would have made all the difference. I threw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and served it with rice for a simple dinner.

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    • on August 23, 2008


      LOVED IT! I agree the Italian dressing added a very nice flavor. I browned the meat first then put all the ingredients in the crockpot at the same time and it turned out beautifully. Thank you for posting! Made for the Photo Forum's Crockpot Event, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.

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    Nutritional Facts for " Secret Ingredient" Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (590 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 815.6
    Calories from Fat 438
    Total Fat 48.7 g
    Saturated Fat 18.1 g
    Cholesterol 177.4 mg
    Sodium 1222.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    Sugars 7.5 g
    Protein 51.1 g

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