Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew created by Truffle Lady-46

Very simple and very easy! I like to serve this with rice, but some prefer not to add the extra starch. I make this in a Dutch oven, although an electric skillet of good size will work. I found this in our paper and am putting it here for safe keeping!!

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  • In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  • Meanwhile, cut the beef into 2-3 inch cubes. Remove and discard any excess fat as you do.
  • Sprinkle the cubes with salt and pepper.
  • After you have cooked the bacon and taken it out of the pot, turn the heat up to high and add the beef cubes. DO NOT crowd.
  • Brown the beef well, turning as necessary, and turning the heat down if the residue on the bottom of the pan is burning.
  • Remove the browned meat to a plate, and continue browning all the remaining cubes.
  • Meanwhile, peel the onion and cut into 1/4-inch (or so) slices.
  • After browning and removing all of the beef, add the sliced onions.
  • Stir to bring up any of the yummy brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • Lower the heat to medium, and cook onion about 5-10 min, stirring occasionally, or until limp and well browned.
  • Heat oven to 300ºF.
  • Return the meat to the pan with the onions, along with any of the residual juices that have collected on the plate.
  • Add the beef broth and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and cover.
  • Place meat in the oven and cook for 2 hours.
  • Peel and quarter the potatoes, adding them to the pot as you do.
  • Cover the pot and cook for 30 minute.
  • Peel and quarter the carrots, slice the mushrooms if you like and are using them; add them to the pan.
  • Cover the pot and cook for 20 min more.
  • Serve in bowls.
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"Very simple and very easy! I like to serve this with rice, but some prefer not to add the extra starch. I make this in a Dutch oven, although an electric skillet of good size will work. I found this in our paper and am putting it here for safe keeping!!"

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  1. Truffle Lady-46
    Classic Beef Stew Created by Truffle Lady-46
  2. Truffle Lady-46
    I was looking for something easy to pop into the oven. Gave this a try. I did tweak it suit my taste. I used oil to brown the meat to save on fat. I added four cups of broth and thickened very slightly, and I added dough boys for the last 10 minutes. Turned out very good and would make again.
  3. SkinnyMinnie
    Very simple and very easy! I like to serve this with rice, but some prefer not to add the extra starch. I make this in a Dutch oven, although an electric skillet of good size will work. I found this in our paper and am putting it here for safe keeping!!
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