Grandma's Beef Stew

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Angela Cunningham

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@angiecunningham404

This recipe is from my husband's Grandma Ruth. She was an amazing cook. He has memories of her cooking this stew when he was a small child. She cooked this stew in an old-fashioned witches pot over an open fire outside. I do mine in the oven or you can do it in a Crock Pot. The flavor is amazing. I'm a huge fan of one-pot meals and this is one of my favorites. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Plan ahead because it needs to slow cook.

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Grandma knew what she was doing with this warm and comforting beef stew. It's seasoned perfectly and the meat is so tender. Everything is prepared in one pot, which makes for easy clean up after preparing this tasty stew. Serve with fresh rolls for a comforting meal. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    beef stew meat
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes with liquid, 14.5 oz
  • 3 Tbsp
    quick tapioca (I use Kraft minute tapioca)
  • 1 clove
    garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 6 medium
    carrots, quartered
  • 3 medium
    potatoes, quartered
  • 1 c
    sliced celery
  • 1 can(s)
    beef broth, 14.5 oz

How to Make Grandma's Beef Stew

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown the beef stew meat in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
  2. Add the onion, tomatoes with their liquid, beef broth, tapioca, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. If you are using a skillet, transfer this to a pot you can put in the oven or you can transfer this to a Crock Pot.
  3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and stir. Add all the vegetables and cook until tender.
  4. If I'm using my Crock Pot, I add the vegetables in at the same time I add the meat mixture. I slow cook it most of the day.
  5. Just a note, I always double this recipe because we love to have leftovers. I've have even had to triple it before. The recipe feeds 4 to 6 people one good size bowl of stew each.

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About Grandma's Beef Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American



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