After reading numerous recipes and reviews, I settled on this one for my 1st ever stew. Yumm! I added a packaged of onion soup mix to the flour to coat the meat, would add onions at the same time as the meat next time so they cook more. Added 2 carrots in the beginning and no extra carrots or onions at the end. Added 1 cup red wine (mmmm) for 4 total cups of liquid with the beef broth. Also used 5 red potatoes total and added them at the same time as the liquid so they would cook all the way through. I served over egg noodles for a one-dish meal. Was about 90 min total cooking time and so worth it.
This recipe has been included in book#246531. This has the hearty, old-fashioned taste that I've been looking for. The meat cooked up so tender, and the gravy was really delicious! I added a few fresh mushrooms and 1/4 cup of barley I had on hand. The whole family loved it and it is a perfect dinner for a cold evening! Thanks for posting this terrific recipe!
I have to agree with the name! This is the best beef stew I've ever made, and I've made a few! I've made it twice now, and the the second time I made a few changes that made it just a teensy bit better! I added about a cup of red wine with the beef broth, some crushed red pepper flakes and rosemary and about a cup and a half of frozen peas at the very end. Served it up with Irish Soda Bread rolls...perfect!
This stew was really good. I only wish the gravy was a little smoother. I followed the recipe to step 5 then put it all in my crockpot. I used 3 medium potatoes and 4 carrots and I think it needed more of both. I also used 3 cups of very flavorful homemade stock and needed 2 more cups of water to cover it all. I didnt have thyme, so I added dill, marjoram and rosemary. Also, some worchestershire. Thanks for sharing, I will make this again.
Great stew, just make sure you stir it often enough because mine burned at the bottom a bit. Thank you.
LOVED this stew! Really delicious recipe. I added garlic, can of diced tomatoes and red wine in the first steps. I also added fresh mushrooms and frozen peas in the last hour. I forgot the bay leaves! Thanks for all the suggestions - this was a keeper!
Yum! I rarely make soups or stews, but on this cold January night, this was perfect! My husband gobbled it up and we really enjoyed the flavor.
We don't normally have carrots on hand so I subbed corn instead. Served with crescent rolls. Will make again!
I used this recipe for my first try at beef stew. I did everything according to the recipe, and it turned out wonderfully! Thanks for posting, Christina!
This was delicious and just what we needed for the first real snow day of the year! I made it exactly as directed except I didn't have any parsley.
WOW! My family loved this recipe! My only complaint is I wish we would have doubled it! I made my own beef broth with the bouillon cubes as I did not have enough canned and it worked out perfectly. I only used one pound of stew meat and cut it up into bite size pieces and they were so tender. Left out the celery just based on family preference and only cooked mine for 1.5 hours and it was perfect! Thanks will definately be making again.