The Best Beef Stew

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By Vicki Butts (lazyme)
from Grapeview, WA

This recipe is from Cooking From the Heart by Sam Choy. A few years ago Sam Choy had a restaurant hidden in the middle of the Industrial area in Kona, on the Big Island. It wasn't big on atmosphere, but the food was wonderful and very popular. I've had this stew there and it's truly a favorite of mine.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top


  •   4 lb
    chuck roast, cut up
  •   1/2 c
    salad oil
  •   2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  •   1 small
    onion, minced
  •   1/2 c
    celery leaves
  •   5 c
    beef stock
  •   2 c
    chicken broth
  •   1 1/2 c
    tomato paste
  •   3 medium
    carrots, chunked
  •   4
    potatoes, chunked
  •   2 medium
    onions, chunked
  •   4 stalk(s)
    celery, chunked
  •   1 c
    flour (to dust meat)
    salt and pepper, to taste
    mochiko (sweet rice flour) and water to thicken

How To Make

  • 1
    Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper, then dust with flour.
  • 2
    Brown meat with garlic, minced onion, and celery leaves about 10 minutes on medium or low-medium, until well browned. Keep stirring to avoid burning.
  • 3
    Drain oil. Add beef and chicken broth and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
  • 4
    Cover and let cook about 1 hour, or until beef is tender.
  • 5
    Add carrots and potatoes and cook 5 minutes. Add onion chunks and celery and cook 10 minutes more.
  • 6
    Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.

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