Great-Grandma's Stew Beef

Great-grandma's Stew Beef Recipe

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Ed Mayfield

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@manofpans

Saw this recipe in the Charlotte Observer and it looked too good to pass up. It is so good and so easy. I doubt, however, that Great-Grandma had dry onion soup mix! I served over instant brown rice, along with sauteed carrots and a garden salad.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 lb
stew beef, well-marbled
3
onions, sliced
1 pkg
dry onion soup mix
3 c
water, plus tad more for thickening
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
ground sage
1/2 c
cornstarch
1/4 c
fresh parsley (optional)
1/2 c
hot, cooked rice per person
1/2 c
red wine

How to Make Great-Grandma's Stew Beef

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in an extra deep, 12-inch, non-stick skillet. Brown the beef and one onion.
  • 2Add the remaining onions, water,wine, onion soup mix, black pepper and sage. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 1/2 hours or until beef cubes are so tender that they fall apart.
  • 3Just before serving, mix the cornstarch and about 1/2 cup of water in a jar with a lid, shaking vigorously to mix. Drizzle this mixture into the beef until desired thickness is achieved.
  • 4Serve over cooked rice and enjoy! (would also be great over noodles or mashed potatoes)

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About Great-Grandma's Stew Beef

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