Beef Stew the Old Fashioned Way

Beef Stew the Old Fashioned Way created by Deely

This is a from scratch, down home, richly flavored stew with no exotic ingredients. I've used blade steak, arm roast and chuck roast for this recipe. For the vegetables, I use a combination of fresh and what I have frozen from the previous season, but use what you have on hand. I'm adding a can of tomatoes as an option, though I don't use it. Also, I cook this from start to finish in my 5 quart stock pot. This is truly a base recipe that can be adapted to your family's like and dislikes. Feel free to make it your own.

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2hrs 45mins
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directions

  • Dry meat chunks and season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown in olive oil, in 2 batches, remove from pot and set aside.
  • Add onion, garlic and thyme to pot and lightly brown (Add more oil if necessary).
  • Deglaze pot with red wine.
  • To pot, add beef broth, hoisin or soy sauce and bay leaf.
  • Cover pot and simmer about 2 hours or until meat is fork tender.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of the broth and set aside.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, butter beans, green beans, corn, peas and tomatoes if using.
  • Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch to reserved broth, mix with a fork an add to pot, stirring until thickened.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
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"This is a from scratch, down home, richly flavored stew with no exotic ingredients. I've used blade steak, arm roast and chuck roast for this recipe. For the vegetables, I use a combination of fresh and what I have frozen from the previous season, but use what you have on hand. I'm adding a can of tomatoes as an option, though I don't use it. Also, I cook this from start to finish in my 5 quart stock pot. This is truly a base recipe that can be adapted to your family's like and dislikes. Feel free to make it your own."
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  1. Morningfeather
    YUMMMMM.... you won't be sorry if you decide to make this stew. I substituted a sweet potato for the potatoes called for, left out the peas and doubled the corn. I served this to company tonight with some nice hot rolls followed by a peach pie. I really want to say thank you so much for making me look like a good cook!
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  2. Morningfeather
    YUMMMMM.... you won't be sorry if you decide to make this stew. I substituted a sweet potato for the potatoes called for, left out the peas and doubled the corn. I served this to company tonight with some nice hot rolls followed by a peach pie. I really want to say thank you so much for making me look like a good cook!
    Reply
  3. Deely
    Beef Stew the Old Fashioned Way Created by Deely
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  4. Deely
    This is a from scratch, down home, richly flavored stew with no exotic ingredients. I've used blade steak, arm roast and chuck roast for this recipe. For the vegetables, I use a combination of fresh and what I have frozen from the previous season, but use what you have on hand. I'm adding a can of tomatoes as an option, though I don't use it. Also, I cook this from start to finish in my 5 quart stock pot. This is truly a base recipe that can be adapted to your family's like and dislikes. Feel free to make it your own.
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