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Apple Cider Beef Stew

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Cubed stew beef combines with apples and apple cider to create a simple and sweet meal for the whole family to enjoy! Serve with a hearty, crusty bread."
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Ingredients

2 h 45 m servings 526 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and thyme in a bowl. Toss beef cubes in the flour mixture.
  2. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown beef cubes on all sides. Combine browned meat, apple cider, water, and cider vinegar in the pot and bring it to a boil. Add bay leaf; reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in carrots, potatoes, onions, celery, and apple and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour more.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 526 calories; 22.2 g fat; 51.5 g carbohydrates; 29.9 g protein; 81 mg cholesterol; 891 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Yum! I'm making it for the second time in two weeks due to popular demand. The entire family loved it and it is good enough to make for company too (even your in-laws!) I followed the recipe ex...

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OK. different flavor. not great but nut unpleasant. not sure i will make again. I liked it more than hubs.

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Yum! I'm making it for the second time in two weeks due to popular demand. The entire family loved it and it is good enough to make for company too (even your in-laws!) I followed the recipe ex...

This may well be the best stew I have ever made and the leftovers get even better when reheated. The cider and apple give it a mellow sweetness.

Absolutely delicious. We followed the instructions to the letter, apart from adding some celery leaves before the simmering got started. The broth is so good!!!

Zing! We loved the flavors of this delish stew. I have an abundance of apples and cider from a recent trip to a pick-your-own orchard. I also just bought a whole beef tenderloin for a dinner par...

Delicious! This is a repeat in our house. I use unsweetened apple juice when I don't have cider.

This was AMAZING! My husband doubted this after seeing the cider, vinegar and apples. But followed the directions to a T and it was a hit with the whole family! Sweet, bit of spice and very hear...

My family loved this. My old Beef Stew recipe called for a soup mix which we can't use any more as two family members are now gluten intolerant. (I dusted the beef cubes in Tapioca flour before...

This stew is excellent! It will be in my meal list while cider stays in season! It was perfect for a cold rainy day.

Everyone in the family loved it!