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Favorite Recipes: Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Recipe Author

Name: Kathy D. (kdet)
Total Recipes: 4



Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Dish: DInner
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

  • 4 TBSP - vegatable oil
  • 1/2 cup - all purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP - garlic
  • 1 TSP - Salt
  • 1 TSP - Black Pepper
  • 6 Large - potatoes
  • 6 - carrots
  • 3 stalks - celery
  • 3 10.5 ounce cans - beef broth
  • 3 TBSP - all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP - cold water
Old Fashioned Beef Stew  

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 2 Hours
Ready In: 3 Hours
Yields: 12 servings
"Beef chuck stewed with potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and beef broth for a homey favorite. The aroma that permeates throughout the house while the stew is simmering doesn't do it justice..delicious."
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds beef chuck, cubed
12 small boiling onions
6 large potatoes, peeled and
6 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cold water
1. In a large pot heat oil over medium high heat. In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add a small handful of meat at a time and shake until well coated; brown in hot oil, about 1 minute per side. Remove the browned meat and continue until all the meat is browned.
2. Lower heat to medium and add onions. Brown onions on both sides, about 3 minutes per side, then remove from pot and set aside. Drain excess fat from pot.
3. To pot add potatoes, carrots, celery, reserved onions, browned meat and broth. Stir all together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. For a thicker broth: 1/2 hour before stew is done, combine 3 tablespoons flour and water in a small bowl and mix well, then slowly stir mixture into stew.


Best beef stew I have ever had.

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Diane W. (motherof2girls)
3/2/2009 11:54 AM ET
Made this stew yesterday afternoon. This is my far the best stew ever. Rich broth. Try it! It's a keeper!!
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