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Savory Beef Stew

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Stew is one of my family's favorite dishes. Everyone is surprised that there's cranberry juice in this recipe - it really gives it a unique flavor."
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Ingredients

3 h 25 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine flour and salt if desired; coat beef cubes. Reserve remaining flour mixture. Place beef in a Dutch oven. Add bacon if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes. Add onions, 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice, broth and seasonings. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Add carrots and potatoes; bake 1 hour or until meat and vegetables are tender. Combine reserved flour mixture and remaining cranberry juice until smooth; stir into stew. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer. Remove bay leaf. Add peas; return to the oven for 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Nutrition Facts: One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium beef broth and without salt or bacon) equals 321 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 meat.

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Most helpful positive review

It was wonderful - my husband absolutely loved it! The only change I made was to cook the bacon in the dutch oven on the stove first - let the fat render a bit - added the beef and just let it ...

Most helpful critical review

It was ok. I was hoping for a thicker base.

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It was wonderful - my husband absolutely loved it! The only change I made was to cook the bacon in the dutch oven on the stove first - let the fat render a bit - added the beef and just let it ...

very good

It was ok. I was hoping for a thicker base.

My husbank and I did not like this stew. It was cold and snowy today so I thought stew sounded good. I had everything for this recipe except the peas. Next time I will stick to a traditional ...

too sweet for us, but nice flavour.

Made a few revisions...but overall it was amazing! Instead of bacon - I had ham. No marjoram - I had rosemary. Forgot the garlic powder. other than those few things....it was perfect on a cold n...