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Excellent! Did not use Mrs. Dash, rutabaga, or cabbage. Flavor was amazing!!

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Chef BBB January 04, 2016

Very simple recipe which I find makes the best stews. The one thing I find helpful with crock pot recipes is that you should heat the broth to just past "warm" before adding it to the crock. It cuts off a substantial amount of time keeping the slow cooker from having to warm the broth. It shaves about 30 minutes off of this recipe for me and since the water isn't hot enough to "cook" yet, it doesn't change the outcome of the flavor/tenderness.

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Byron L. November 19, 2015

This was well flavored & a nice crockpot recipe. We really enjoyed the addition of the turnips to the stew. It was something new to our standard stew, but really delicious. This does make a big batch and I froze the leftovers in containers. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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Susie D September 09, 2010

We really liked this, used elk and I didn't have any cabbage or rutabega but every thing else the same with one small addition. I added one cup of coffee to the broth believe it or not the coffee makes the broth heartier. Thank you will be making it this way from now on.

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skarimom from Idaho December 07, 2008

very good flavor,,, i did add turnip instead of rutabaga because i couldnt find one in the local market. also added 1/2 of leftover red wine . everyone loved it and it made the venison tender and not so gamey.... thanks for the recipe

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troublejul November 03, 2008

I can only review, not rate, because I used leftover roast beef instead of the stew meat. I didn't have cabbage, but the rest of the veggie combo was great. It was my first try cooking a rutabaga; (I think I like it just because it's fun to say!) and it was really nice in the stew. Also, the roast that had been so tough a few nights ago turned out to be wonderfully tender redone as stew.

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annlouise October 30, 2008

This is the best stew I have ever made! The meat was so tender and yummy. The only thing I did differently was I didn't dredge the meat in flour 1. because the meat was frozen and 2. I totally forgot. I added the flour about an hour before it was done and stirred in well. It thickened up the juices just the right amount. Awesome meal that everyone enjoyed in our home. Thanks for the wonderful recipe that I will be making again and again.

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barefootmommawv August 15, 2008

These are the basic ingredients for my stew too but the addition of all the spices was new. They gave the dish a whole new flavorful layer so thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT4.

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Julie B's Hive June 25, 2008

I had a large amount of wonderful elk meat to use up, and I am so glad I chose this recipe. I went back and forth on the rutabaga, but finally decided to stick with it, and I am just so glad I did! The cabbage was just great in this too. I did not use any butter, and I also used a homemade "Mrs. Dash" type of seasoning--Mrs. Dash Seasoning. I added a can of diced tomatoes, per other reivews, and also some fresh mushrooms that I needed to use up. Wonderful stew, thank you!

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yogiclarebear March 29, 2008
Venison Stew