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Slow Simmer Beef Stew

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars
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"This is the best beef stew I've ever tasted. My husband ate 4 bowls the first time I made it and my 9-month-old ate two bowls mashed up! I like to brown my beef for stew, and I hate to dirty both a pot and the slow cooker, so I prefer to cook the stew exclusively on the stove."
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Ingredients

3 h 50 m servings 455
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine beef stew meat and flour in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag and shake to coat beef.
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a large pot over high heat; add beef and season with seasoned salt. Cook and stir beef until seared on all sides 5 to 7 minutes. Stir onion into the beef; cook and stir until the onion is browned, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Pour enough of the beef broth into the pot to cover the bottom; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add remainder of the beef broth; bring to a simmer before adding carrots, potatoes, celery, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, basil, paprika, and garlic powder.
  4. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook stew at a simmer until the meat and vegetables are very tender, 3 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 455 calories; 20.1 40.6 28.4 75 1120 Full nutrition

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I have to say I enjoyed this recipe, I made it for one of my clients, she's elderly and lives alone. So I cut back on the ingrediants. I think it made her day, having something hot cooking on ...

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Good recipe with good flavor. ONE HUGE PROBLEM THOUGH! If you double or triple the recipe, DO NOT double or triple the butter and olive oil used to brown the beef! It does not mention this in th...

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I have to say I enjoyed this recipe, I made it for one of my clients, she's elderly and lives alone. So I cut back on the ingrediants. I think it made her day, having something hot cooking on ...

Nice basic stew recipe. Try adding a can of cream of mushroom soup to the pot as an added pleasure! I like to add a green veggie to this, green beans or peas work well for me (last 30 minutes)...

This will stick to your ribs! I omitted the potatoes since I was serving it over noodles, but otherwise would include them. I did toss in some Baby Bellas, which I halved. My biggest change w...

Followed the recipe to the T, except added a handful of chopped mushrooms! I did put in the crockpot after deglazing the pan & let cook on low for about 5 hours. Even my finicky 16 year old dev...

This is a different recipe for beef stew, than I have ever made. Really good flavors. I took advantage of a little red wine, to deglaze the pan, then added the beef broth. Don't skip the papr...

Best beef stew I've ever made! I added a bay leaf and some thyme, otherwise stuck to the recipe exactly. Will definitely be making again and again!

This is an amazing beef stew. I seasoned the flour with Montreal steak seasoning, which I think helped the flavor of the beef, and added some peas in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Good stuff!

Good recipe with good flavor. ONE HUGE PROBLEM THOUGH! If you double or triple the recipe, DO NOT double or triple the butter and olive oil used to brown the beef! It does not mention this in th...

Just made the slow simmer beef stew and it is amazing!! I added cut up potatoes to the recipe instead of using noodles. So glad I tried this recipe. It will become a winter staple in our home!