One of my kiddos requested beef stew for Christmas dinner, and this was the recipe we chose. Because we were eating this over mashed potatoes (Baked Mashed Potatoes by Nancy F, very good!), I left out the potatoes in the stew and added some celery - probably 5 big stalks for my doubled batch of stew. This was very tasty, but it was much thinner than I'd anticipated; I always use much more flour to dredge meat because I hate getting almost done and having to wash goo off my hands to haul out all the ingredients again ...but even though I added probably twice the flour to the pot at the very beginning, it was still more soup than stew; just FYI based on your preference. Great flavor (my additions: about 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire, 1/2 chopped onion lightly browned in the pan after the beef, plus salt, onion powder, paprika & garlic powder to the flour) and pretty simple to assemble. I bet this would be a good slow cooker recipe once you have the meat & onions browned; I'll try that next. We'll have this a few more times this winter, I'm sure!
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One of my kiddos requested beef stew for Christmas dinner, and this was the recipe we chose....