Beef Stew

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Lori-Jo Wahl


Beef stew was a ritual in my house. My dad always told me to cut the stew meat in small pieces & coat them with the flour before cooking it. The flour helps seal in the juices as well as thickening the stew.

I always double this recipe -- can also be frozen.

One of my favorite & my children & grandchildren love it too.


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4-6 serving
30 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 lb
    extra lean stew beef; cut into small cubes
  • ·
    cooking spray
  • 1 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 c
    each: small pearl onions, sliced carrots & peeled cubed pototoes
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 14 1/2 oz. can(s)
    beef broth
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 c
    frozen little green peas
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make BEEF STEW


  1. In medium bowl combine flour & 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add beef & toss to thoroughly coat with seasoned flour.
  2. Coat large sauce pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add half the meat. Cook stirring constantly; 5 minutes or until meat is brown. Remove browned meat & set aside. Coat same pan with more cooking spray. Brown remaining meat & leave it in pan.
  3. To pan, add a little of the wine. Stir with wooden spoon to loosen brown bits stuck to bottom. Then add the remaining meat to pan. Add onions (with a little of the juice), carrots, potatoes, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, remaining wine & beef broth.
  4. Partially cover. Bring to boil over medium heat. Simmer gentle over low heat about 50 minutes or until meat is tender when pierced with fork.
  5. Add mushrooms; simmer for 5 minutes. Add peas; simmer 5 more minutes.
  6. ***** If you want thicker gravy, spoon out a little of the broth into small bowl. Add corn starch & stir to dissolve. Add corn starch mixture to stew.

    Stir over medium heat until gravy thickens. Add salt & 1/4 tsp. pepper. Remove & discard bay leaf.
  7. Enjoy this stew with any of your bread or biscuit choices.

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Course/Dish: Beef Beef Soups

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