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Jammin' Beef Stew Recipe

Jammin' Beef Stew

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"This hearty beef stew can be prepared either on the stove top, or in a slow cooker, depending on your preference."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. STOVE TOP METHOD: Spray a 4-1/2 quart Dutch oven with no-stick spray.
  2. Place meat in pot. Combine flour, salt and pepper. Toss with meat to coat evenly. Add onions, carrots, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, grape jam, broth or water. Mix to combine ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, simmering 30 minutes more or until meat and potatoes are fork-tender. Remove bay leaves. Add chopped parsley, stirring to combine gravy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. SLOW COOKER METHOD: Spray slow cooker with no-stick spray.
  5. Place meat in cooker. Combine flour, salt and pepper. Toss with meat to coat evenly. Add onions, carrots, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, grape jam, broth or water and potatoes. Mix to combine ingredients.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours) or until meat is fork-tender. Remove bay leaves. Add chopped parsley, stirring to combine gravy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2007

My family loved this stew. I used 8oz vegetable broth in place of the beef broth, and "sugar free" grape jam. I omitted the fresh parsley and I added frozen peas and corn. The sweetness from the jam was pleasant.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2010

the meat was so tender and really tastes good but the sauce and such just wasn't pleasent.

 

68 Ratings

Nov 15, 2008

This is the ONLY way I will ever make beef stew in the future ! I've been making stew for well over 40 years and it has never turned out as tasty as this ! I followed the recipe exactly.... may reduce the jelly to 1/4 cup next time. Excellent recipe !

 
Dec 03, 2008

This was the best beef stew I've ever had. The only changes I made was to add three celery stalks chopped, one minced clove of garlic, and I used beef broth instead of water. I did not add the jelly. I also added about 2 extra tablespoons of flour right before adding the potatoes to thicken it up a bit. It was literally amazing and this recipe will be made again and again by me!! Thank you!!!

 
Nov 27, 2008

This beef stew is AWESOME! The only variations to the recipe were 1) I put the flour and pepper in a plastic bag and shook the meat up in the bag to evenly coat it and 2) I only used 1/4 cup jam after reading the other reviews. AWESOME!

 
Nov 19, 2008

Funny thing, I actually never made beef stew before and saw this recipe and the jam ingredient intrigued me. Sooo I used the sugar free jam and extra lean stew beef and thought it was fantastic! My boyfriend (picky eater) LOVED it. Brought some over to mom and she raved. I did not think the jam was overpowering at all, but did add a nice flavor and I used the amount listed in the recipe. I actually cooked it about 10 minutes longer than the recipe stated for the potatoes to be tender. I will definitely make it again, maybe adding some frozen veggies.

 
Oct 16, 2009

Great stew - I'm going to try celery in it next time. My kids are already protesting this alteration. The jam seems odd at first, but think of the grape jelly as a touch of wine and sugar - the sugar helps tone down the acidity of the tomatoes, and the grape flavor is like what wine might add to the flavor.

 
Mar 16, 2009

I thought this stew was very good. I wanted to try a new recipe. I did add some paprika, garlic powder and celery and used beef broth instead of plain water. I think next time I will only put one-fourth cup grape jelly.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 690 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 46.1 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 32.6 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 792 mg
  • 32%

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

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