old fashion beef stew

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By star pooley
from Bullhead City, AZ

An ALL-American Favorite and my favorite stew recipe to serve on a cold winter's night!! Well worth the work! Serve with warm biscuits.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For old fashion beef stew

  • 1 lb
    lean stewing beef, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 lg
    yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 c
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp
    tomato paste, italian
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 4 c
    carrots, sliced (i use baby carrots & slice in 1/2)
  • 2 c
    small red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 c
    fresh sliced green beans (slice into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • salt & pepper

How To Make old fashion beef stew

  • 1
    Coat beef with flour, shaking off excess.
  • 2
    In large nonstick pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; add beef and saute until browned, about 6 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove and place on plate.
  • 4
    Add onions and mushrooms to drippings; saute for 6 minutes.
  • 5
    Add garlic; saute for 1 minute;.
  • 6
    Pour off fat and then return beef to pot.
  • 7
    Stir in tomatoe paste and broth.
  • 8
    Add enough water to cover meat; bring to boil.
  • 9
    Reduce heat to low; simmer until beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 10
    Skim off foam.
  • 11
    Add carrots, potatoes, and beans; Cover partially; simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 12
    In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into stew.
  • 13
    Increase heat and boil uncovered for 1 minute.
  • 14
    Season with salt & pepper to taste.

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