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beef stew

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nicole Bredeweg
West Olive, MI

This recipe calls for a specialty machine -- the George Foreman Contact Roaster. I picked one up at a garage sale and was moving through the instruction manual recipes when I came across this one. I would think that it would be easy enough to convert to stove top or slow cooker. . . Finally, we dropped the prunes (not because they tasted bad, but because the texture was unpleasantly surprising to me).

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For beef stew

  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, cold
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    stew beef, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 sm
    carrots, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 3 sm
    potatoes, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/4 c
    chopped prunes
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 c
    beef broth

How To Make beef stew

  • 1
    Place the baking pan into the contact roaster and add the butter. Close the lid and preheat to melt the butter.
  • 2
    At the end of the preheat time, add the onions. Close the lid and cook 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in the garlic, close the lid and cook 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Combine remaining ingredients and stir into onion mixture. Close the lid and set the timer for 90 minutes. Check for tenderness and continue baking if necessary.