Recipe by ambikins
"My mom's beef stew recipe that she's perfected over 25 years. Tender chunks of beef couple with hearty vegetables in a rich gravy for a soul-warming treat. And Oh! The dumplings!"
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extra-virgin olive oil
onion, coarsely chopped
cubed beef stew meat
steak seasoning (such as Montreal Steak Seasoning®), divided
celery, each cut into 4 pieces
water, or to cover
4 (.85 ounce) packages
dry brown gravy mix
turnip, peeled and quartered
carrots, peeled and quartered
potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 1/2 cups
amazing! i just made this. made a couple changes to suit me and my boyfriends preferences. 1) used beef broth instead of the water and only added 1 package of the gravy mix (just to thicken) 2) used only 4 potatoes and added 1 large sweet potato 3) added fresh herbs to the dumplings other than that i followed the recipe to a "T" everybody loved it, i will deffinetly be making this again! thanks
Very tasty stew. However, I used Swanson's beef broth in a carton instead of water simply because I prefer a richer flavor to the gravy. I also added about half a cu of Merlot wine. I used all the other ingredients as given and it was excellent. My problem is with the dumplings, but maybe I jut don't understand dumplings. The recipe doesn't say how big the spoonfulls should be. Mine turned out gummy and tasted of flour. I tossed them out and served mashed potatos on the side. We enjoyed the stew just as well.
Awesome! I had to tweak it a bit, but only because I didn't have a some of the ingredients.
No olive oil, so I used canola.
No gravy mix, so I used onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup.
No turnip, so I used a can of diced tomatoes - Italian style.
I also used a bag of frozen stew vegetables instead of fresh.
Because there was no gravy mix, I had to thicken it up with a bit of flour and cold water, which worked out great! Made the Bisquick dumplings to accompany and it was DELISH!
There is no need for any other stew recipe, IMO.
This was absolutely fantastic! Great flavor. I did reduce the potatoes to about 4, and added canned green beans and corn. I used Bisquick for the dumplings.
WOW may family loved this even my 12 year old son who HATES stew. I used bizquick for my dumplings and beef broth as someone else suggested.
Is your mom adopting? Childhood memories of really good cooking flooding back.......... Thank you for sharing!!
Fantastic! Tender beef and satisfying dumplings! YUM!
Love this recipe! I have yet to make the dumplings, aside from that I make the recipe exactly as is. My bf told me this was better than his mother's stew! Which is quite the compliment she can cook! He told me he wants it at least once a week if not more! The meat ends up so tender, a definate must have recipe. This will for sure stay in my cookbook!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Hearty Beef Stew with Dumplings
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 136
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