Spicy Beef Stew
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- Ready In:
- 1 lb stew meat
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons onion salt
- 1 teaspoon red pepper powder
- 2 tablespoons ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
- 4 cups water
- 1 package california-blend frozen vegetables (broccoli, califlower, carrots)
- 1⁄2 cup milk, mixed with
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Put first 3 ingredients into pot.
- Brown meat until you can see no pink, over medium high heat.
- Add flour and stir to coat.
- Then add water and boil, covered for 10 minutes.
- Then add seasonings, kitchen bouquet, white wine, worcestershire, and veggies and then add 4 cups water, or until the top of meat and veggie mixture is covered.
- Boil for another 20 minutes covered.
- If needed keep adding water to keep covering the top.
- Then at end add milk and flour mixture to thicken, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Meat is a little chewy, so if you want it more tender before adding milk and flour mixture let boil for another 10 minutes.
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This was very good and VERY spicy! I halved the black pepper and it was still extremely hot, hot, hot. I did simmer the meat for about 1 1/2 hours before adding the veggies and simmering for another 45 minutes or so. I wanted the beef to be very tender and it came out great. I used twice the amount of beef and added potatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe (except for the above mentioned pepper thing :) to a "T". I would suggest anyone with kiddos may want to reduce the pepper even further, but for those of you who like it hot, this does warm you up! Thanks for the tasty recipe, Diggy.
This REALLY warms your bones. It's also a great veggie combination (I even tossed in some stray red potatoes that were lying around). It's super tasty and more colorful than other beef stews. I easily doubled the recipe (but I didn't double the red pepper) and adapted this to the crockpot. I just skipped the margarine and browning step. I just put the meat in the crockpot, tossed it with the flour and used just enough water to barely vover the mixture. I used a real chopped onion in place of the onion salt. About 90 minutes before the end of cooking, I added the veggies. Then, about 1 hour before the end, I heated the milk and used my immersion blender to blend in the flour; then I stirred it into the stew. Turned out terrific! My beef was super tender. If you're tired of the same-old potato-carrots-celery beef stew, you must try this!! Thanx for sharing your recipe. I'll use this one again ! I am also passing this on to my mom; I know that she'll love it, too!
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