Old Fashion Beef Stew

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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.

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30 Min
2 Hr


1 lb
lean stewing beef, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 tsp
vegetable oil
2 large
yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
2 c
mushrooms, sliced
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
salt & pepper


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

About Old Fashion Beef Stew

Course/Dish: Beef Soups