Stick-to-your-ribs Beef Stew - A comfort Food

1
Lisa Spivak

By
@Momma6cats

This is a combination of a basic stew recipe and the 30 or so years of making it. I love comfort foods and anything you can make in one pot is always a plus. I generally move everything into a crock pot and let it slow cook overnight, but it can be done on the stove top in the dutch oven and cooked for about 3 hours...

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
At least 6 (depending on portion sizes )
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
3 Hr

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb
    beef for stewing , cut into cubes (usually comes that way)
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • ·
    Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ·
    Paprika
  • 1
    clove garlic. minced
  • 3 c
    water ( I use low sodium beef stock instead and 2 cups water as well )
  • 4
    beef bouillon cubes ( if you use the beef stock, you can either cut these out or use to taste - lower sodium that way )
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce ( I use Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet - this depends on how you want the gravy to be... )
  • 5
    medium potatoes, cut in chunks
  • 16 oz
    bag of carrots, cut in chunks
  • 3
    stalks celery, cut in chunks or med dice ( you can also add mixed frozen veggies or frozen peas or whatever floats your boat )

How to Make Stick-to-your-ribs Beef Stew - A comfort Food

Step-by-Step

  1. mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika together. In small batches, coat stew beef with flour mixture. Set aside. Reserve leftover flour mixture.

    In 6 qt Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Brown meat all over ( does not need to be cooked through ) a few pieces at a time. Remove and set aside. When all the meat is browned, add garlic and onions to the pan drippings; cook 3 minutes, stirring until onion is almost tender. Gradually add water ( or stock ),bouillon and worcestershire, stirring. Add the meat and heat to boiling. Add the potatoes and carrots and cover. Simmer about 2 1/2 hours. Add celery and cover. Simmer another 20 minutes or so...If you are using frozen peas/veggies, add and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes.

    Here, I add water to the reserved flour, stir until it is lump free then add to thicken the gravy.

    I also add mushrooms...I substitute rough cut (quartered) onions for the
    diced and also baby carrots instead of regular...

    Flavor to your taste...it is something you can experiment with and I serve over egg noodles or with a nice crusty bread and butter or what ever you like...

    Have fun!

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About Stick-to-your-ribs Beef Stew - A comfort Food

Course/Dish: Beef, Ribs




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