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Beef Stew IV

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"Old time favorite"
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Ingredients

servings 395 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Dredge beef in flour and then, in a medium stock pot, brown beef on all sides in shortening. Add salt, pepper, water, onion, paprika, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and bay leave. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Add carrots and potatoes and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove bay leave and meat from stew, add 1 tablespoon flour or cornstarch and mix, in order to thicken stew. After mixing let sit for a few minutes to thicken, if not to desired thickness add more flour or cornstarch and repeat.
  4. Once thickened return meat and add corn to stew, heat through and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 395 calories; 21.3 g fat; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; 51 mg cholesterol; 468 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The best beef stew we've ever had! I've made many stews, so I know what we like and dislike in it. I omitted the worchestire sauce because it just overpowers the other flavors and we really do...

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I'm rating this, based on the recipe as it's written. It's awful, lol. However, it is 100% salvagable. Definately substitute the water with beef broth (I did two cans of vegetable broth and t...

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I'm rating this, based on the recipe as it's written. It's awful, lol. However, it is 100% salvagable. Definately substitute the water with beef broth (I did two cans of vegetable broth and t...

The best beef stew we've ever had! I've made many stews, so I know what we like and dislike in it. I omitted the worchestire sauce because it just overpowers the other flavors and we really do...

I've been making this recipe for several years, and it is great as is, but I always tweak recipes because my hubby and I love dishes with lots of flavor. I add cumin, garlic powder, fresh groun...

I started making this back several years ago and usually make it at least once a month. It is a great base for a stew but it definitely needs alot of flavor added to it. For added flavor and als...

This was great...my husband loved it, but I did use some variations. First, I dredged the stew meat in flour, season salt pepper and paprika, then I browed it in a pan with olive oil and minced ...

This stew is indeed great! It doesnt need the long cooking time to get the desired flavour as well. All it took was an hour and a half. I didnt use shortening. replaced it with normal oil. My bo...

This is THE BEST beef stew recipe. It's a staple at our house- I make it at least two or three times a month! I did change a few things (mostly on advice from other reviewers). I add two cans o...

Thank you so much! I have tried several recipes in an attempt to obtain the same great stew a friend of mine had made. This was excellent! My husband was very impressed. I followed the recipe wi...

Awesome Stew Joanne! This was oh-so-good! I changed the recipe a little, by omitting the corn and adding 2 chopped celery stalks. Also, instead of adding 4 cups water, I added 6 cups water se...