By PanNan on February 09, 2003
Photo by PanNan
Photo by PanNan
"I know, I know, not another beef stew recipe. But, after reviewing 5 pages of beef stew recipes posted here, this does not appear to be a duplicate. It's our favorite. When I use my pressure cooker it's ready in less than an hour, and the flavor can't be beat. Note for the World Tour participants - stews are an English tradition, and typically include meat and root vegetables. English peas are also very common in British cookery."
Serving Size: 1 (626 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"WOW great flavor. Ironically, I didnt end up using my pressure cooker, but the meat was wonderfully tender and the gravy was really tasty. I didnt have Maggi seasoning so I used kitchen boquet, a browning/gravy sauce."
"We really enjoyed this stew! It was easy to prepare, the instructions were clear, and the result was a thick and hearty stew. Next time I make this, I think I'll add some red wine after the meat is browned and the onions tender, then reduce. I think that this would give this dish the depth of flavor that would put it over the top. Thanks for a great recipe, Pan Nan! :)"
"Fallowed the recipe to the letter but at the last minute i made some adjustments to meet our personal taste .It was easy and turned out to be a wonderfull meal that we will do again"
"I cannot thank you enough for this recipe. Minus the garlic,thyme,peas,Maggi & corn starch this is my moms recipe ... She used flour instead of corn starch. My mom passed away 22 years ago this April coming & I never had her stew recipe. My older sister gave me the recipe minus all the instructions. Thank you so very much for posting this !!!!"
"This is a good basic recipe. I used chicken broth, instead of water, and added chopped celery and a teaspoon of Sriracha sauce for more depth."
"This is wonderful...the only change was I was using tomato paste and flour to thicken..this is so much better. My kids loved this and ate seconds along with big slices of homemade bread and butter, Thanks...I have been making this for years and we love the "tomato" addition."
"I love the addition of green peas, and so did everyone else. It's what makes it stand out from other recipes. For the tomato sauce I used Emeril's chunky marinara with great results. Thank you for warming up my body and my soul."
"Thanks for sharing this very good and very forgiving recipe. It was delicious."
"We all enjoyed this healthy and hearty meal very much. I only used a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil to brown the beef. I was out of frozen peas, so I used corn instead. I found it unnecessary to make up the slurry, as the sauce was thick enough without it. Very good - this will definitely be on the menu again!!!"
"This is a great, basic beef stew and was wonderful for our first chilly day this Autumn (not officially but close). I used 1 lb. of stewing beef and 1 lb. of baby Portobello mushrooms (I added the mushrooms with the carrots and potatoes). The mushrooms gave it a 'meaty feel' so that I could cut down on the meat to appease my husband's low-fat diet but still have a treat with the beef! Also, I used 1 cup of sodium-free, fat-free chicken stock in place of 1 of the cups of water to add more flavor since I eliminated the salt, but added lots of freshly cracked pepper. We loved this stew...we had it with crispy Italian rolls and my husband really enjoyed his treat. Thanks for another great recipe PanNan :) JJ"
"Wonderful recipe. Floured the beef before browning; used a pressure cooker; thickened up the sauce; and added some cayenne to add a bit of kick!"
"An excellent recipe to use as a base and customize based on taste. "
"This is easy and good! I made a few adaptations based on experiences with other recipes: 1/ I tossed the beef cubes in flour with a bit of salt and pepper before browining them, 2/ I added 1 cup of red wine in lieu of one cup of water, and 3/ I used frozen green beans (whole) which I had on hand, instead of the peas. I did not use cornstarch or maggi, but I think the flour I did use at the browning stage helps to make a bit of a thicker sauce. It was a nice thick stew. Will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks Pan Nan!!! "
"This was very very good. I also didn't have maggi seasoning and left it out. I left out the peas also but thats just cause I don't really like peas in anything other than a side dish. We made this in the crockpot so the meat was very tender. Even better the next day too. Thanks for a great stew recipes"
"Precise cooking time. It works and we were pressed for time. This is as basic as it could be and turned out flavorful. A straightforward, accurate recipe. We didnt change anything. Other reviewers might want to extend cooking time for the beef to make it even tender, but as it is, it was VERY OKAY. Thank you for sharing, PanNan !"