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lick the plate clean beef (or pork!) stew

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

My husband's personal favorite, hence the name... Wonderful served with a basket of warm garlic bread for dipping. Update: Late last night I took the stew meat out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge over night. It wasn't until I opened the package that I realized that it was PORK stew meat. I went ahead with the recipe anyway, and it was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend trying pork stew meat for a change of pace. The pork was melt in your mouth tender and gave the dish a truly wonderful flavor. My careless mistake turned into a new family favorite. Enjoy! Peg

★★★★★ 3
serves 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 2 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lick the plate clean beef (or pork!) stew

  • 6 Tbsp
    flour, divided
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 lb
    beef or pork stew meat, 1" cubes
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying meat
  • 3-4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c
    beef broth
  • 3/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 3
    medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 md
    carrots, cut into 1/4" slices

How To Make lick the plate clean beef (or pork!) stew

  • 1
    In large plastic bag, combine 4 T. flour, salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add beef and shake to coat.
  • 2
    In dutch oven, brown beef in oil. (In batches, if necessary.)
  • 3
    Remove beef and set aside. Add onion to pan and cook until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in remaining flour and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Add beef and thyme.
  • 4
    Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/4 hours.
  • 5
    Add potatoes and carrots. Cover and bake 1 hour longer until meat and vegetables are tender. Serve with warm, crusty bread or garlic bread to soak up all of the wonderful gravy.