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amazing! i just made this. made a couple changes to suit me and my boyfriends preferences. 1) used beef broth instead of the water and only added 1 package of the gravy mix (just to thicken) 2) used only 4 potatoes and added 1 large sweet potato 3) added fresh herbs to the dumplings other than that i followed the recipe to a "T" everybody loved it, i will deffinetly be making this again! thanks
Awesome! I had to tweak it a bit but only because I didn't have a some of the ingredients. No olive oil so I used canola. No gravy mix so I used onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup. No turnip so I used a can of diced tomatoes - Italian style. I also used a bag of frozen stew vegetables instead of fresh. Because there was no gravy mix I had to thicken it up with a bit of flour and cold water which worked out great! Made the Bisquick dumplings to accompany and it was DELISH! There is no need for any other stew recipe IMO.
Very tasty stew. However I used Swanson's beef broth in a carton instead of water simply because I prefer a richer flavor to the gravy. I also added about half a cu of Merlot wine. I used all the other ingredients as given and it was excellent. My problem is with the dumplings but maybe I jut don't understand dumplings. The recipe doesn't say how big the spoonfulls should be. Mine turned out gummy and tasted of flour. I tossed them out and served mashed potatos on the side. We enjoyed the stew just as well.
Love this recipe! I have yet to make the dumplings aside from that I make the recipe exactly as is. My bf told me this was better than his mother's stew! Which is quite the compliment she can cook! He told me he wants it at least once a week if not more! The meat ends up so tender a definate must have recipe. This will for sure stay in my cookbook!
Good recipe my mom's is a little different: For tender beef sear the chunks for less time just 2 or 3 minutes in butter instead of oil and remove them to a bowl to be returned later once the broth is in. Also coat them in flour and pepper first; the flour cooks off and helps thicken the stew later so you don't need gravy powder. Cook some mushrooms in more butter until they brown with bay leaf thyme pepper and whole cloves add onions and root veggies (parsnips are awesome) fresh green beans then a bunch of red wine to deglaze the brown bits off then the stock. Simmer for 2 to infinity hours. I love beef stew!!
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