Apple Beef Stew

"A thick stew with a very comforting flavour, this dish is just perfect for cold winter months."
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Ready In:
2hrs 5mins
3 cups




  • Brown beef in butter over medium heat.
  • Add onions; cook until lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with flour and salt.
  • Gradually add water and apple juice.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Place the bay leaf, allspice, and clove in a cheesecloth bag; add to pot.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
  • Add carrots and apples; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until meat, carrots, and apples are tender.
  • Discard spice bag and thicken with additional flour if desired.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Wonderful stew. I used Granny Smith apples. I had to use cranberry juice because I didn't have apple. Made for An Apple a Day.
  2. I made this for dinner tonight and it turned out to be delicious!! I think I'll add another apple next time though since that was my favorite ingredient. Thanks for the recipe!!


I'm an enthusiastic young chef who loves to experiment!! I love cooking because i have a multitude of food allergies including all nuts and some legumes, as well as celiac disease. Cooking allows me to enjoy the foods i love without worry! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src=""> <img src=""> How I rate recipes: 5 star - WOW! This recipe was really good and exceeded my expectations. I made no or little changes to the recipe and will definitely make it again. 4 star - A very good recipe. I quite enjoyed it, but had to make a few changes here and there. All in all, it met my expectations. I will probably make it again. 3 star - An ok recipe. I liked it a bit, but had to make major changes. It may have a good flavour, but the texture was off or something. Usually I don't make three star recipes again. 2 star - I didn't enjoy this recipe. The flavour and texture was WAY off and so were the directions. I will not make this recipe again. 1 star - I don't give one stars! I think they are too mean!
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