A hearty stew with plenty of vegetables and a subtle orange twist. Great on a cold winter day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dredge meat lightly with flour. In a large skillet, heat half the oil over medium-high heat. Cook meat in batches, adding more oil as needed, for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to a large ovenproof casserole.

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  • Drain most of the oil from skillet. Saute garlic and thyme for 1 to 2 minutes, or until garlic is softened. Pour in tomatoes, stock, and vinegar, stirring to scrape up brown bits and mashing tomatoes with fork. Bring to boil, then pour over meat. Add orange juice, bay leaves, orange rind, and pepper. Cover casserole dish.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.

  • Stir in carrots, mushrooms, and onions. Bake for 40 minutes.

  • Stir in pasta, and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove casserole from the oven, and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaves and orange rinds. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

548 calories; protein 32.5g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fat 32.7g; cholesterol 107.4mg; sodium 888.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
I have made this stew twice now, and both times it was a hit! The first time I made it we had surprise company and I was nervous about serving something I had never made before, but NO PROBLEM! Everyone loved it. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
I have made this stew twice now, and both times it was a hit! The first time I made it we had surprise company and I was nervous about serving something I had never made before, but NO PROBLEM! Everyone loved it. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
A keeper! The orange juice seemed odd at first but really gave a lot of depth to this stew! I did not make it with the pasta because the potatoes are enough starch for me. I would half the red wine vinegar next time, and there will be a next time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2011
This recipe is quite good, given a few of the ingredients may seem odd in a stew. I halved the servings. I also had to change or adjust ingredients based on what I had on hand and for taste. I still used the original amount of garlic called for and pizza spice instead of thyme (didn't have any). Instead of waiting to mash the diced tomatoes in the stew I tossed them into the food processor to do the work for me. Didn't have any beef broth or bouillon cubes so I decided to use a sachet of onion roasted garlic soup mix with water to substitute the amount of liquid required. Just used regular vinegar as I never have the red wine variety- Would have been good to use balsamic if I'd had some though. For the orange juice I simply pureed the orange I took the peel from and dumped it in- Was definitely more than 1/4 cup. Used two cups of rotini pasta. It needed additional liquid so I added water as necessary. Made the rest of the recipe as-is, except I mixed everything together before putting it in the baking dish. Stirred it halfway through cooking. I'd probably use yellow onions diced and sauteed with the garlic and thyme next time as I don't think it would take away too much from the dish. Served with "Beer Muffins" from AR. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2018
This was one of the best stews I have ever made! The orange juice and find added so much flavour. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Even my mom loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
I made this stew for the first time and I was impressed with the overall results. Granted, I omitted the thyme (its too earthy) and substituted dried cilantro instead. Although, I look forward to repeating this dish next time I will only use 1 tbsp. of the red wine vinegar. All-in-all, it was pretty good. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
I thought it was great. I used potatoes instead of the pasta and Italian seasoning instead is the just thyme. I thought the thickness was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2020
My family was impressed with how flavorful this stew was. I used sweet onions, which I chopped in large chunks, and red wine for part of the water. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2021
My family wasn’t a fan of the flavors. The orange juice and red wine vinegar combo was just too much. Too funky and made the house smell weird. Read More
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