This is a combination of three recipes- traditional American, Irish and Italian stews. Cooked very slowly, the beef will be very tender and the flavor unique. Served with yeast rolls or other bread, it makes a full meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • In a large, ovenproof pot, combine beef, onions, carrots, potatoes, celery, mushrooms, mixed vegetables, tomatoes. Season with garlic, rosemary, sage, basil, salt, pepper. Pour in water. Cover tightly with foil and bake 5 to 6 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

573 calories; protein 48.1g 96% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; fat 30.2g 47% DV; cholesterol 138.1mg 46% DV; sodium 256.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
I tried this recipe for company - 4 adults and 2 children. The children ate but were a bit slow with praise. The adults loved it. Only problem with this is that there's WAY too much rosemary. Also there must be a misprint because there's NO WAY you can make this with 8 cups of water. My Dutch oven only allowed me to put in 3 and that was more than enough. To compensate for the overwhelming flavor of rosemary - because that's all we could taste - we added more crushed tomatoes and beef broth. Next time I made it I will use only a taste of rosemary. But it was simple and very flavorful. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2006
I was a bit wary about making this stew but the other reviews made me feel otherwise. I adjusted the rosemary to 1 tablespoon and the flavor was still overwhelming. The meat was not as tender as it would be in a crockpot and all in all it lacked flavor. My boyfriend loves to eat and he didn't finish his bowl. I will never make this again. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
I tried this recipe for company - 4 adults and 2 children. The children ate but were a bit slow with praise. The adults loved it. Only problem with this is that there's WAY too much rosemary. Also there must be a misprint because there's NO WAY you can make this with 8 cups of water. My Dutch oven only allowed me to put in 3 and that was more than enough. To compensate for the overwhelming flavor of rosemary - because that's all we could taste - we added more crushed tomatoes and beef broth. Next time I made it I will use only a taste of rosemary. But it was simple and very flavorful. Thanks. Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2003
Way too much water to be called a stew so I called it beef soup and the family loved it. I decreased the rosemary and added other spices my family likes. If you want a stew I'd only add water to cover the meat and veggies and I'd add some flour or cornstarch if needed a half-hour before serving. This is a keeper because it's so easy and the meat is so tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
Excellent Stew! I followed the other recommendations and used less rosemary way less only 1/2 teaspoon. I also coated the stew meat in flour and browned in 1/4 cup of butter. I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2002
I made this for the fall hunting party of 15. They raved about it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
Delicous! Finally found stew recipe my husband likes. Spices are outstanding so can probably play with the vegetables. I just make half the recipe. It is sooo easy - dump ingredients into a pot put the cover on and come back in 6 hours. My kind of cooking. Thank you Jim. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2006
I was a bit wary about making this stew but the other reviews made me feel otherwise. I adjusted the rosemary to 1 tablespoon and the flavor was still overwhelming. The meat was not as tender as it would be in a crockpot and all in all it lacked flavor. My boyfriend loves to eat and he didn't finish his bowl. I will never make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2007
The best stew I've made yet. I used water to cover the veggies and added cornstarch at the end. Next time I'm definitely going to substitute barley for the potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2006
We really enjoyed this one. We did decrease the rosemary a lot--by 75%. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2006
Added in red wine and other stuff to try and save the meal but still didn't enjoy it. Read More
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