We really enjoyed this stew. I like the addition of the bbq sauce, gave it a little sweet taste. My husband said it made the peas taste like baked beans. I did add a half of can of tomato soup as it was drying out half way through the cooking cyle, plus we like our stew soupy.
This was a hit at this house, even in July! I used onion flakes because they will melt into the dish and gave the flavor but DH can't pick them out and I totally forgot to add the peas but we loved it. The bbq sauce was a very nice change up in flavor and fit perfectly with summer. I had little juice (or gravy) but it wasn't a problem for us. If you want gravy for rice or anything you'll likely need to add more sauce and water. Made for Photo Tag.
I chose this recipe to use up some bbq sauce and I'm glad I did! Even though I only used 1/2 cup of bbq sauce (this was all that was left in the bottle) it was fine and didn't add any extra liquid resulting in a very good stew with only a little broth - just the way I like it! Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having often!
This was a nice, simple stew, and the barbecue flavor was a tasty change. I used extra-lean beef, subbed Yukon Golds for the red potatoes and used bottled barbecue sauce (Cattlemen's Classic). I checked it after it had cooked for a couple of hours and it seemed very dry, so I thinned a little extra barbecue sauce with quite a bit of water (guessing at least 1 1/2 cups total liquid) and stirred it in. A good, thick stew that was great with cornbread--thanks for posting, Paula!
We thought this was great! I cooked it according to directions, although I did add some extra water, since it seemed a bit dry looking to me, and it came out wonderfully well. Will definitely be doing it again. Thanks, PaulaG