Just the best beef stew on earth, or so my family told me. Serve over rice or noodles. It may also be served in a bowl as you would serve soup.

Lydia

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs 45 mins
total:
3 hrs 5 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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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook beef in hot oil until browned completely, about 5 minutes.

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  • Pour 4 cups water into the pot; add salt and pepper. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook beef for 2 hours.

  • Stir potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion into the water; cook until all vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Whisk cornstarch into 2 tablespoons water; stir into the liquid in the pot. Continue cooking until the liquid has thickened, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 22.7g 45% DV; carbohydrates 38g 12% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 62.6mg 21% DV; sodium 123.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2018
I ve been making this for several years. What I like about it is that the recipe is just a guide. I rarely vary it by much but then again I don t measure anything. I d tried stew recipes with all kinds of different spices etc. but found through this one that stew is like a steak...basic salt and pepper does the trick! I do add bullion but mainly because I use a LOT of vegetables and the meat alone is not enough to flavor the water required. It s excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2020
There was not enough liquid included in the recipe. I added about 4 cups of beef broth & vegetable juice for added flavor. Read More
3 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2015
Nice basic beef stew recipe. To me the juice needed a little oomph so I added beef boullion and garlic powder. Good flavor for a cold night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2018
I ve been making this for several years. What I like about it is that the recipe is just a guide. I rarely vary it by much but then again I don t measure anything. I d tried stew recipes with all kinds of different spices etc. but found through this one that stew is like a steak...basic salt and pepper does the trick! I do add bullion but mainly because I use a LOT of vegetables and the meat alone is not enough to flavor the water required. It s excellent! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2020
There was not enough liquid included in the recipe. I added about 4 cups of beef broth & vegetable juice for added flavor. Read More
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