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smith’s hearty beef stew

Recipe by
Sebrina Smith
Arab, AL

This is a twist to my Uncle Buds Beef stew recipe. My family loves this recipe and hope yours does too.

yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For smith’s hearty beef stew

  • 1/4 c
  • 2 lb
    beef stew meat
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegtable oil
  • 32 oz
    beef stock
  • 32 oz
    beef broth
  • 1 large can
    rotel diced tomato’s and peppers (can substitute diced tomato’s for no kick)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 5 md
    potatoes cut into large chunks
  • 1 bag
    peeled baby carrots
  • 3 md
    onions cut into large chunks
  • 1 pkg
    dry french soup mix
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom
  • 1 Tbsp
    beef better than bullion
  • 1 tsp
    seasoning salt

How To Make smith’s hearty beef stew

  • 1
    Add oil to stew pot and heat on stove at medium high heat
  • 2
    Mix flour, salt, pepper
  • 3
    Add stew meat to flour mixture to coat meat well.
  • 4
    Transfer meat to hot oil in stew pot and sear well on all sides. Meat does not need to be cooked done just well seared.
  • 5
    Add beef stock and broth to same pot after meat is seared. Then add Rotel and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 minutes on medium high heat.
  • 6
    Add potato’s, onions, and carrots to pot.
  • 7
    With mixture lightly boiling add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and stir. Let fizz die out and add French onion soup packet and mushroom soup. Stir well
  • 8
    Add beef flavor Better than Bullion and seasoning salt. Stir. Turn down heat to low for 1hour. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom

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