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Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"A warm and delicious way to use stew beef or chuck roast. I serve with grits or white rice and crusty bread for dipping."
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2 h 35 m servings 455
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Season beef cubes with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  2. Dust beef with 1/3 cup flour and toss lightly to coat.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot oil until evenly browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove beef with slotted spoon; transfer to a bowl.
  5. Stir bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic into the oil left in the pot; cook and stir until vegetables are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and add to the bowl of beef. Drain oil, reserving about 3 tablespoons in the pot. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Gradually whisk 1/4 cup flour into the reserved oil until you achieve a dark golden-brown roux, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir constantly and watch carefully; roux burns easily.
  8. Slowly pour beef broth into the roux while stirring; bring to a simmer, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
  9. Return the beef and vegetables to the pot. Add bay leaves, thyme, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, basil, tomatoes with green chiles, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  10. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves and stir in chopped parsley to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe can be adapted for the slow cooker. Just brown the meat and vegetables, cut back broth by half, put everything in, and cook on low for 8 hours. Sauce will be thinner but delicious.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 455 calories; 33.3 15.2 23.5 77 1193 Full nutrition

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Very close to our old family recipe. We've always used round steak, pounded very thin. You gotta serve this with grits, though! Actually, it's an old traditional breakfast dish, from plantatio...

Made this recipe as is and it was terrific!!! We made baked cheese grits to serve it over the whole family enjoyed!!

I learned to cook from my grandmother who was raised in the South. She add okra to all her soups and stews. So I added whole dried "mini" okra to mine, and let it cook for an extra hour, and i...

This was delicious! My husband told me it was company worthy. I added only one can of diced tomatoes with green chile peppers instead of two. I sauteed the beef and later the onion and pepper...