Beef stew with tomatoes, carrots and raisins, flavored with molasses and served with steamed rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, salt, celery salt, garlic salt, black pepper, and ground ginger in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on to the beef.

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  • Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot on medium-high heat. Add the bacon drippings. Brown the beef in the pot, stirring as necessary. Drain excess fat.

  • Add the diced tomatoes, onions, vinegar, molasses, and water to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.

  • Add the carrots and raisins and simmer for an additional 30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Serve with steamed rice.

Nutrition Facts

499 calories; protein 23.9g 48% DV; carbohydrates 57g 18% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 77.3mg 26% DV; sodium 611.2mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2008
I did enjoy this stew very much. It had a very nice flavour & is a change from an everyday stew. I didn't use bacon drippings or raisins. I really liked the sauce & stew poured over rice I prepared in a rice cooker. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/07/2010
I'm sorry I'm from Louisiana (bayou counrty)and my mom NEVER put raisins in her beef stew. It just seems very odd to me to title this recipe "Louisiana Beef Stew" when I've been living in Louisiana my whole life and have never eaten a stew with raisins in it.. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
05/07/2010
I'm sorry I'm from Louisiana (bayou counrty)and my mom NEVER put raisins in her beef stew. It just seems very odd to me to title this recipe "Louisiana Beef Stew" when I've been living in Louisiana my whole life and have never eaten a stew with raisins in it.. Read More
(27)
Rating: 1 stars
04/26/2007
Sorry this just did not work out for me. I found the stew to be too thick - and way too rich and dense. The flavors were really overpowering. It sounded interesting - but my family didn't care for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2008
I did enjoy this stew very much. It had a very nice flavour & is a change from an everyday stew. I didn't use bacon drippings or raisins. I really liked the sauce & stew poured over rice I prepared in a rice cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
This is a recipe my Mom used to make when I was young. So glad to find it and it is the best -- nice blend of flavors!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
Excellent - I have cooked professionally for many years and this is a 5 recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
Best pot roast recipe I've tried so far. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea just perusing the ingredients but it came out wonderful. My mom likened it to almost having bar-b-cue. HOWEVER - I didn't follow recipe to the letter. The biggest change I made? I used a crockpot. I pulled roast out of the freezer browned it in a skillet while still frozen and dumped it in the crockpot then piled the ingredients on it. I didn't have red wine vinegar so I used balsamic vinegar instead. It cooked for 7 hours or so first few hours on high then on low. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/25/2010
This stew did not work well for my family. It was too sweet and leaves a weird aftertaste in my mouth. The only good thing I can say about it is that the thickness of the soup was nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2009
Wow! This is the BEST stew ever!! I only had to make a couple of substitutions because of what I had on hand: added 3 small parsnips less carrots regular vinegar and red wine (combined to make the amount of Red wine Vinegar called for). Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
Delicious! The molassess really makes this recipe! I will be making this again! Thank you so much for sharing! Read More
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