Absolutely the Best Amish Beef Stew

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt shortening over high heat in a large pot or dutch oven.
  • Add beef cubes and brown over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Add onions, boiling water, salt, lemon juice, sugar, worcestershire sauce, pepper, paprika, allspice and cloves.
  • Simmer, tightly covered, for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Add vegetables and simmer another 30 minutes (covered), or until tender.
  • Note: if your lid is not tight on the pot, you may not have enough liquid left to just about cover everything after you add the veggies.
  • If this is the case, add more water to barely cover ingredients.
  • Mix cold water and flour together and blend until smooth.
  • Push meat and veggies to the side of the pot and add flour mixture slowly, incorporating into liquid.
  • When gravy thickens, stir all ingredients gently to distribute gravy evenly.
  • Simmer another 5 or 10 minutes and enjoy!
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