Old-Time Beef Stew

Long and slow cooking on the stovetop makes this stew rich in color and flavor, and with ultra tender meat.


Old-Time Beef Stew

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 35 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    boneless beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2   tablespoons 
    cooking oil
  • 4   cups 
    water
  • 1   
    large onion, sliced
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2   tablespoons 
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1   tablespoon 
    lemon juice
  • 1   teaspoon 
    sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    paprika
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 1   
    bay leaf
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground allspice
  • 6   
    medium carrots, bias-sliced into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1   pound 
    small white onions, peeled and halved
  • 4   
    medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2  cup 
    cold water
  • 1/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
  •  
    Snipped fresh parsley (optional)
Directions
1.
In a large pot cook all the meat at once in hot oil over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown, stirring occasionally. Drain off excess fat. Add the 4 cups water, sliced onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, bay leaf, and allspice. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
2.
Stir in carrots, halved onions, and potatoes. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf.
3.
In a screw-top jar shake together the 1/2 cup cold water and flour until combined. Stir into stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook 1 minute more. Season stew to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with snipped parsley, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 389, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 82, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 37, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 31, vit. A (RE) 1762, vit. C (mg) 22, sodium (mg) 338, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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