Beef Stew Cooked in a Steamer

"Posted per request for meals cooked in a steamer. You don't have to brown the meat separatly but it will taste better if you do. Recipe source: The Steamer Cookbook"
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Ready In:
1hr 24mins




  • In a large skillet over medium high heat heat oil.
  • Put 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper in a baggie or pie dish and dredge beef in flour mixture.
  • Brown beef cubes in skillet.
  • Remove beef from skillet and place in a heat-proof bowl that will fit in steamer.
  • Add onions and garlic to skillet, cooking until browned (5 minutes).
  • Pour in beer and vinegar, bring to a boil and pour over meat.
  • Stir in sage, salt and pepper.
  • Cover bowl with foil or a lid and place on steamer rack.
  • When steamer water comes to a boil, place rack in steamer and steam for 1 hour (check water level in steamer you may need to add more water).
  • If you want you can steam potatoes and cabbage with the meat about 35 minutes before meat is done add potatoes.
  • Pour off liquid through a strainer into a saucepan.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, gradually adding 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 1 tablespoon butter, stirring until sauce thickens.
  • Place cabbage wedges (if using) in steamer and steam for 6-8 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over meat and potatoes.

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  1. The stew tasted wonderful, but it was an awful lot of work for what it is. I would probably not make this again in a steamer, but rather I would just toss all the ingredients in a large pot and cooked it up on my stovetop like my regular beef stew recipe. But it did taste great!


<p>I love cooking and trying different foods, but my favorite cookbooks are now Weight Watchers or low fat/low cal cookbooks as I tend to try and make low fat/low cal recipes. I lost over 90 pounds on Weight Watchers and have maintained for over a year now -- so my cooking/eating habits have changed drastically following my weight loss and to keep it off!</p>
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