Wonderful stew recipe with crescent rolls laid on top in a pie formation. I used this recipe when I used to work up in Cody, Wyoming. If you do not own a cast-iron skillet, use a 9-inch casserole dish instead, and cook the filling in a saucepan. Makes a lovely presentation.

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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 a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle meat tenderizer over beef cubes, and cook in the hot skillet until browned. Drain off any excess juice. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and onion soup mix. Pour over the meat, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 45 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add the frozen stew vegetables to the skillet, and simmer for 10 more minutes. Unroll the crescent roll dough, and arrange to cover the top of the pan like a pie.

  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.

Nutrition Facts

389.9 calories; 19 g protein; 25.9 g carbohydrates; 52.9 mg cholesterol; 1026.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This recipe was good my family loved it. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the stew meat fresh vegatables (carrots & potatoes) chicken broth and the cream of chicken soup in the crockpot on low until dinner time then I transfered it toa baking dish and put the cresant rolls on top and baked for 10 minutes. It was great and saved a lot of time doing it in the crock pot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2006
The vegetables were still frozen and I followed the recipe exactly including the frozen stew vegetables. We ate at Arbys tonight. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This recipe was good my family loved it. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the stew meat fresh vegatables (carrots & potatoes) chicken broth and the cream of chicken soup in the crockpot on low until dinner time then I transfered it toa baking dish and put the cresant rolls on top and baked for 10 minutes. It was great and saved a lot of time doing it in the crock pot. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This recipe was good my family loved it. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the stew meat fresh vegatables (carrots & potatoes) chicken broth and the cream of chicken soup in the crockpot on low until dinner time then I transfered it toa baking dish and put the cresant rolls on top and baked for 10 minutes. It was great and saved a lot of time doing it in the crock pot. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2005
This was easy to make a nice change of pace from my usual beef stew (which has a tomato-based sauce) and VERY flavorful. I followed the directions almost exactly except I added fresh ground pepper (I put it in practically everything) and I sprinkled paprika on top of the crescent roll dough to add a nice color to the crust. I used the reduced fat crescent rolls too just to lower the fat content some and reduced sodium chicken broth. Although I think this stew more accurately serves 4 than 8. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2006
The vegetables were still frozen and I followed the recipe exactly including the frozen stew vegetables. We ate at Arbys tonight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2006
Great recipe. Presentation of the stew once served is beutiful and a great hit at my squadron events. Thanks again for a very pleasent and delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2007
We enjoyed this. It's more like a skillet pot pie than a stew. The only thing was that it was excessively salty. I used reduced salt chicken broth and chicken soup so it either came from the onion soup mix or the tenderizer or both. So I'll make some adjustments on those next time. Otherwise a flavorful enjoyable meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2009
This is my mom's recipe except she told me to use cream of mushroom soup. I love the crescent rolls on top. really makes it special Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
This was really good. I used the garlic butter crescent rolls and I served it over egg noodles. I also coated the beef with flour before I browned them. It was a tad salty but not too bad. Ill make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Oh my Gosh was this ever good!! WE Absolutely loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2009
I cooked this on a stove top and omitted the rolls and meat tenderizer. Add some fresh potatoes and it's brilliant! Read More
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