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Harvest Beef Stew Recipe
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Harvest Beef Stew

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"This is a delicious, hearty stew that's perfect for late fall or winter. For the beer, I recommend Sierra Nevada Pale Ale."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Heat bacon grease in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Combine flour with salt and pepper. Coat beef cubes.
  3. Brown meat in the bacon grease until nicely browned. Remove to a paper towel, and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in the same pot. Cook onions, garlic, carrots, and celery over low heat. Add the vinegar and sugar. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Deglaze the pan by scraping off the food stuck on the bottom of the pot.
  5. Return meat to pot. Pour in beer, then stir in parsnips, turnips, red potatoes, parsley, and bay leaves. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2007

This was a great creation, but it did need modifications for my taste. First, I used a pot since I feel that stews need to sit and cook slowly for optimal flavor and tenderness. Second, since I am not a beer drinker, I used about 1 and a half bottles, and not the entire 2. To go with the theme of the season, I used Samuel Adams October-fest Ale. Second, there was something missing from flavor, so to jazz it up a bit I added a few beef bullion packets and a 1/2 of cup of Worcestershire sauce - that perfected it for me for flavor. Finally, I agree with most of the other posters that it was not thick enough and too soupy so I did thicken it with some cornstarch - that was it! I will make this again, but with the additional modifications I did. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2006

This was very good, but hubby didn't care for it. Lots of yummy veggies, but the beer added a bitter after taste - maybe a less bitter beer would help (I used the recommended type). It never got the consistancy of "stew" it was more like soup. I had to add several tablespoons of cornstarch and it got a little thicker... I felt like it was missing something to "finish it". Not sure what that is, yet...


11 Ratings

Dec 15, 2007

I've read the reviews before the attemp and added arrowroot w/Tamari sauce for a thickner;boiled the beer to lose the alcohol before adding to pot, out of celery added two turnips.Just had a bowl very tasty.and today its freezing outside & windy.Will keep this one it the recipe box .Thanks Only 4 stars because i don't eat much meat.

Dec 03, 2005

This is truly wonderful!

Nov 11, 2006

This is very good, but it's soup not stew.

Mar 25, 2010

November 2009. Used mostly fresh ingredients (still) from our eastern Washington garden, cannot go wrong with this recipe!! And its great to thin down with broth for soup during the week.

Oct 10, 2006

Excellent taste! I didnt use the bacon drippings, but rather used good olive oil to save the calories/fat. I also forgot the celery, but I didnt notice at all. This stew was YUMMY!

Jan 09, 2013

I tried this recipe using in a crockpot. I marinated my meat overnight in a combination of beer, worchestershire, soy sauce and garlic. I've been looking forward to it allllll day (the aroma has filled my house for hours) and now i'm a bit dissapointed. It's way too sweet. I didn't know how to fix that so I added worchestershire and that made it worce! It's definatley edible but I think where I went wrong was in the deglazing step. I went ahead and added the vinigar and sugar and scrapped the reminants from the meat, added some of the broth to that and then dumped the mixture in with everything else into my crockpot. I think in the recipe the sweet mixture should have been absorbed by the veggies as was not the case in my version. ALSO i didn't add all the beer because of the other reviews and the beer i did use i think was to sweet. I think it needs a dark beer.


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  • Calories
  • 1002 kcal
  • 50%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 62.2 g
  • 96%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 56 g
  • 112%
  • Sodium
  • 856 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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