Delicious, hearty stew with tons of veggies and meat. Great on a cold day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season beef with salt and black pepper; coat with flour, shaking off excess.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot; cook and stir beef until browned on all sides. Remove beef with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion, cabbage, celery, carrots, and garlic; cook and stir until carrots are softened and onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, and barley. Return beef to Dutch oven and continue to cook and stir for 3 minutes.

  • Stir water, beer, and beef bouillon into beef mixture; bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until beef and barley are tender, about 90 minutes. Add brown sugar and vinegar. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; protein 24.6g 49% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 62.6mg 21% DV; sodium 267.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
I made this last night and my wife loved it. Everyone went back for 2nd's. It used up a lot of left over vegetables that were hanging around in the fridge. Don't forget the beer! I used a stout but any dark beer should work fine. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2012
Did not care for this beef stew too sweet. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
I made this last night and my wife loved it. Everyone went back for 2nd's. It used up a lot of left over vegetables that were hanging around in the fridge. Don't forget the beer! I used a stout but any dark beer should work fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
After browning beef I spooned it into a crock pot. Followed directions as printed except the use of crock pot. Needed a little red pepper (1T)..Also added 12 oz V8 Juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2015
A delicious, hearty stew. Made the following changes based on our family's preferences: Used red wine instead of beer; left out cabbage, celery and mushrooms; threw in carrots and fingerling potatoes. Also didn't use the brown sugar. Served with freshly baked French bread. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2012
I made this for dinner last night and it got mixed reviews from my family. My husband says it absolutely needed potatoes in it. My kids didn't like the cabbage. All of this isn't not the recipe's fault rather personal tastes - So it gets 4 stars. It had decent flavor and was easy to make. I will probably tweak it in the future. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2012
Did not care for this beef stew too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
Made this and love it. All i did was add a little more barley. It was awesome and i will make it over and over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2013
This was wonderful. The beer really gave it a deep rich flavor and was better than using tomato paste since I am allergic to tomatoes. I also substituted leeks for the onions (another allergy) and parsnips and daikon for the carrot (another allergy) and I put in a little less garlic because of my reflux disease. I ended up using a small amount of mushroom broth because I was out of my beef broth - we use Better Than Bullion brand. The flavor was outstanding and the family requested this to be served more often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2017
This recipe was quite nice and the whole family loved it. I forgot the celery at the store and reduced the onion per family preference but otherwise followed as given. I don't know if it's because I don't normally drink/use beer in cooking but the only drawback for me was a slight aftertaste of the beer I used. I'll definitely try this again but with a different type of beer in hopes that it will lessen the aftertaste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2016
Everyone really loved this dish. I made it with a few changes. I didn't have any beer so I used red wine. I changed the # of servings at the last minute and had to use some Italian sausage because I didn't have enough stew beef. Out of eight people I'm the only one that likes cabbage so I used small red potatoes instead. I would make this again. Read More