Rainy Day Stew

Rainy Day Stew Recipe

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Chris L.


This is a combination of stew recipes. I've made this stew for years tweaking it here and there. After 30 years I think I got it "just right." Serve with hearty French bread.

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1 Hr 30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


1/4 c
leeks or green onions, to your taste, chopped
2 c
celery, chopped
2 lb
good stew meat. i use chuck roast and trim it myself
2 can(s)
(16 oz cans) stewed tomatoes (i use petite diced)
carrots, peeled and sliced thin
1 can(s)
18 oz. black eyed peas with juice
1 can(s)
10 oz. lima beans with juice
1 can(s)
18 oz. okra (or frozen)
yukon gold potatoes, peeled & cubed
3 can(s)
13 oz. beef broth consumme' soup
salt & pepper to taste
1 dash(es)
garlic powder or garlic salt
vegetable oil for frying beef cubes
4-5 dash(es)
worchestershire sauce - to your liking
2 Tbsp
el pato tomato sauce - this is a spicy mexican tomato sauce that has some kick to it


1Heat butter in large stew pot. Saute' leeks (or green onion) and celery until a tender.
2Coat beef cubes with flour. Brown cubes in hot fat or butter with a little veg. oil mixed in. Brown all sides. Add to stew pot along with stewed tomatoes and beef consume'. Add a few dashes of Worchestershire sauce and El Pato tomato sauce - to taste.
3Cover and simmer 1 hour. Add sliced carrots if you like them very tender.
4Cover and simmer 30 min. longer. Add remaining ingredients (black eyed peas, lima beans, oka, potatoes) season to taste with salt & pepper, and garlic powder / salt. Simmer, uncovered, another 60 min. or longer. Sometimes I'll add some green beans and cubes of summer squash about 30 min. before serving, just for a change.
5The longer this stew slow cooks the better. I don't like using the crock pot because it seems to change the taste. Sometimes I add more potatoes and beef for a really hearty stew on cold winter days.
6Note: We don't like okra, but I use it for flavor and to thicken the stew.

About Rainy Day Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy