My mom used to make this comfort stew for us when we were kids - always loved it!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Crumble in the ground beef, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and reduce the heat to medium-low.

  • Add the carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, and raisins, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and corn, remove from the heat, and pour into a casserole dish. Set aside.

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour using a fork until smooth. Cook for a few minutes, then gradually whisk in the milk and egg yolks so that no lumps form. Bring to a gentle simmer, then stir in the cheese, and remove from the heat. Pour over the meat and vegetables in the casserole dish.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the sauce is thick and bubbly, and everything is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

866 calories; protein 45.7g; carbohydrates 64.4g; fat 49.6g; cholesterol 291mg; sodium 1329.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
My husband and yound son loved this stuff ok I have to admit I noticed it because my hubby is from Ohio and I liked the name. I changed it up a little used Ranch Style Beans instead of baked beans and left out the raisins. It was very different and YUMMY!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2005
This was lots of work and quite a mess. It turned out pretty runny to the point we needed to use bowls. You need a VERY large casserole dish. I used a 9x13 and it was still spilling out when I tried to put it in the oven. My kids would not touch it. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars is that the flavor was good but appearance and prep time killed it. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2007
My husband and yound son loved this stuff ok I have to admit I noticed it because my hubby is from Ohio and I liked the name. I changed it up a little used Ranch Style Beans instead of baked beans and left out the raisins. It was very different and YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2005
Good unique flavor Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2005
This was lots of work and quite a mess. It turned out pretty runny to the point we needed to use bowls. You need a VERY large casserole dish. I used a 9x13 and it was still spilling out when I tried to put it in the oven. My kids would not touch it. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars is that the flavor was good but appearance and prep time killed it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2007
This was super tasty and very easy to make. I would say it has about 8-10 servings and I had to use my lasagna pan to cook it in. It reminded me of sheppards pie without the potatoes. I didn't have enough zuccini so I peeled and diced an eggplant and added that. Still tuned out good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2007
Ok so this is nothing fancy but it's great for using up bits and pieces in the fridge and it's also very customizable. I omitted the raisins as I didn't like the sound of them in this and I pretty much just eyeballed the other ingredients using what I had. The only thing I added that wasn't in the recipe was a couple of beef bouillon cubes for a little more flavor. We had it with buttery mashed potatoes. Very good. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2008
This was very edible. Everyone liked it but no one raved. I cooked it when we had lots of family around but won't cook it for the two of us. The meat mix seemed a bit flat so I added a bit of thyme; that gave it some needed flavor. Read More
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