Beef Stew With Coffee Gravy

Recipe by littleturtle
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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14 - 12
  • 1 12 - 2
    lbs chuck roast or 1 1/2-2 lbs round roast, cut into 1 - 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 12
    tablespoons bacon grease or 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of asparagus soup
  • 1
    (1 ounce) package lipton's onion and mushroom soup mix
  • 1
    cup strong coffee
  • 12
    cup dry red wine (I like Marsala)
  • 1
    cup water
  • 1
    tablespoon beef bouillon
  • 1
    tablespoon horseradish sauce (I like Beaver brand deli style)
  • 2
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1
    teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 34
    teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12
    teaspoon ground thyme
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1
    onion, peeled & chopped
  • 3
    carrots, peeled & cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces (about 6 1/2 ounces) or 12 -17 whole baby carrots (about 6 1/2 ounces)
  • 2
    large russet potatoes or 2 large red potatoes, cut into 1 . 5-inch chunks
  • 3
    small turnips, peeled & quartered
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dredge meat in flour to coat (shaking off any excess flour; excess can be reserved and used as a thickener at the end if desired, but I don't).
  • In a Dutch oven, heat the grease over medium heat, and brown the beef (5 minutes).
  • Whisk together the soup, soup mix, coffee, wine, water, beef base, horseradish sauce, soy sauce, seasoning salt, oregano, thyme, garlic, and onions; add the mixture to the meat in the pot.
  • Simmer, covered, over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, potatoes, and turnips, and simmer, covered, until beef is tender (1-1.5 hours) (Stew can be made ahead up to this point and refrigerated).
  • Uncover the stew and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes more.
  • (I just serve at this point, but if thicker gravy is desired) With a slotted spoon, remove the meat and vegetables to a serving platter.
  • Stir a couple of tablespoons of water into the reserved flour, and add to the liquid in the pot.
  • Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened (2 minutes).
  • Pour gravy over meat and vegetables.
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