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Beef Stew

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  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 McCormick Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt (Lawry's®)
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (McCormick®, Black)
  • 14.5 ounces beef broth
  • 4 carrots (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 4 medium potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 4 small onions (peeled and quartered)
  • 2 celery ribs (cut into 1-inch pieces)
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    1. 1 Coat beef with flour. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the beef; brown on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef.
    2. 2 Stir in seasonings and beef broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
    3. 3 Stir in vegetables; cover. Simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add additional water as necessary. Remove bay leaf before serving.
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    Calories380Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    A Graham a month ago
    Pretty good. Had to cook a bit longer for the vegetables though
    Izabelle Allouche a month ago
    Delicious! So good for winter.
    Denise 4 months ago
    One comment stated that they used coconut flour and the flavor was off. Try a little cornstarch next time to avoid the flour. As far as liquid being too little of an amount, add a quart of water or a combo of water and another can of broth to measure a quart, and that will be more than enough. Also, you can add this additional liquid when you add your vegetables to just cover them. As far as the vegetables not being cooked, I’ve found that if I microwave root vegetables for about 2 minutes before adding them to soups and stew, they come out perfect. Hope some of this is helpful. I love this recipe. My husband tries to get me to make it every week!
    Ashley LaBranche 4 months ago
    the flavor was good but 2 1/2 hours is not enough time to fully cook everything.
    Boo Berry 6 months ago
    made it but you need way more broth then it suggests
    jody r. 6 months ago
    tastes great. I will be making it again.
    Matt 7 months ago
    it was good. but, flavor was an little off. this could have been because i used coconut flower instead of regular flour due to wife's food allergy.
    Jason S 10 months ago
    Make half recipe next time.
    L Bale 10 months ago
    Really good simple recipe. I enjoyed the ease of it. I didn’t have to watch it every second, which was nice. The meat cooking first made it very very tender by the time it came to serving the stew. Took the advice of others and added a cup or two more fluid when I added the vegetables. Then I did make a flour slurry to thicken the gravy. And added a little season salt and cayenne to spice it slightly. This recipe will be added to my recipe box for future cold winter night dinners. Love it.
    Keia M. 10 months ago
    great. I used a little Red wine
    Bianca Bush a year ago
    it's good i did modify it. i added peas and more carrots and potatoes but less onions and the rest of my flour that was left i made it into a slur to thicken the soup
    Paul D. a year ago
    Turned out great. Really easy to follow and hard to mess up.
    Robert Norton a year ago
    Very yummy. I did 2 onions instead of 4 just because of the size of my pan. Id recommend 3 or 4 onions if you can fit them. Id definitely make this again.
    Robin F. a year ago
    Very good. Even my picky sister liked it and that's saying something. Will make again.
    Queenie Lee a year ago
    Horrible not for me. Never wasting my money on this recipe again
    Kathryn a year ago
    It really is the same beef stew I usually make. I wanted to know how you make it. The main difference was I put Marsala in the pan after I sauté the onions. Then the beef broth... There are several different recipes I could have chosen but when time is important this is a great meal.
    Jerome J. a year ago
    Very tasty. I thickened some of the broth and added it to the base.
    Catherine a year ago
    Very tasty, family gobbled it up. Will definitely make this again.
    Steve Robinson a year ago
    Great!...added some extra water when veggies went in but it has since gone.
    Nick Maddox a year ago
    Great recipe; I didn't use the same portions and just guesstimated the amount of seasonings but used the same ingedients and was definitely a hit. Served over rice. No leftovers tonight! 🎉
    Suna 2 years ago
    absolutely delicious
    Kruger 2 years ago
    I didnt have all the ingredientes but it turned out great!
    Carla Hutchinson 2 years ago
    Added more broth like others stated. But still needed more flavor. Will definitely try again.
    Amy Osman 2 years ago
    Added double the broth and a tablespoon of Italian seasoning with the vegetables. Also stirred in two tablespoons of cornstarch and water to thicken it up and it turned out great
    Robin 2 years ago
    This was very good, but with the modifications suggested by previous reviewers. I used more broth (900ml), added 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic & frozen peas. I also only used half the amount of meat & did have to thicken it a bit more with the usual mix of cornstarch & water.
    Lauren Kemp 2 years ago
    Meh, This Recipe was a good starting point but fairly bland and not enough liquid. I added quite a bit more broth, 1 tsp of Bouillon, 3 cloves of Garlic (minced) and 1 cup of dry Red Wine
    mark 2 years ago
    Easy to make but I needed to add extra broth. I added some garlic and some frozen peas.
    ZealousCulinaire 2 years ago
    Needs 2 cans of broth. I added garlic because the base recipe looked rather bland. Should have added more.
    Desiray Edwards 2 years ago
    i added rice and sweet potatoes which means i added a little more beef broth other than that i followed the recipe to the t
    Sharon Veino 2 years ago
    had to add more beef broth..