Scrumptious Sunday ~ Stew Edition ~ Beef Stew

Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks
2 pounds stew meat*
3 medium carrots, cut into coins or strips
3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled & cubed
1 large bunch green onions, sliced
handful of green beans, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons minced garlic, jar
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon better than bouillon beef base
2 1/2 cups V8
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons tapioca beads
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon thyme
  • Coat meat pieces lightly in flour.
  • In a large dutch oven mix together the wine and V8. Dissolve the bouillon into it.
  • Add the brown sugar, tapioca, garlic & seasonings.
  • Bring to a slow boil.
  • Add meat and cook 15 minutes.
  • Add vegetables.
  • Cover and bake at 275 degrees for 5 hours.
*I try to watch for sales on a higher grade meat and cut it into my own stew meat for a better flavor and texture.

An alternate recipe that worked reallllllllly well when I was out of a few ingredients was:
1 can carrot coins with juice (I was out fresh carrots)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes (no tomato juice)
1/2 bag frozen broccoli florets
no potatoes


Gretchen said...

Yet another wonderful recipe I'll have to have my daughter make for me! She loves to cook. :)

Michelle said...

I think that this will be on our meal plan for next week.thanks

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