"A stew that will heat you up on a cold winter day. To thicken stew for a gravy base, mix 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water and mix in for the last 1/2 hour of cooking time." — Tara
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cubed beef stew meat
ground black pepper
whole kernel corn
Thanks to the reviewers' comments and the instructions about adding "1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch. . . " it was pretty easy to see this was soup, not stew.
So I made simple changes: use chicken broth, not water, for flavor. Use 2 cups, not 4, to prevent soupiness. Use low sodium broth, to prevent saltiness. Add 1 simple pat of butter on top to add richness and prevent sticking (when it reduces and gets thicker).
Problems solved -- basic and pretty yummy.
This was OK but not as good as mine, I use beef broth,(not water)I would add a can of diced tomatoes, and flour & brown the meat first for thickening, I don't think it calls for corn. just carrots, celery, could add green beans and peas, Joyce
Hi, I put this together this morning in the crockpot for our dinner. About 1/2 hour before it was done, I put bisquick dumplings on top. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal. The flavor was great. Had plenty left over to freeze. A fantastic crockpot recipe. Sincerely, Judy
I was looking for something to make one sat morning & i found this. Easy,
tasty not really any fuss. Which is what I like. The only real fuss was peeling
This was good, but I did make a few changes. I used 2 cans beef broth and 2 cups of water instead of 4 cups water. I also added a package of au jus gravy mix. This was delicious with the changes; however, it did make it overly salty. Between the broth and the gravy mix, I think the salt can be omitted completely.
I absolutely loved this recipe and so did my family and friends, so I am making it again today. I followed some other peoples advice and added 2 cup low-sodium beef broth and 1 cup of water instead of the 4 cups of water and also added 1 tbsp of cornstarch.
YUM! I like the flavor of the 'broth' part...of course I added a little extra of all the spices and it is really nice. My family likes a thick stew so I dredged the beef in flour and browned it, and added some corn starch toward the end. OH! And I was short on time so I made this on the stove instead of the slow cooker. Used half the meat...I really love how the allspice/Worcestershire/sugar/salt/bay leaf flavors the stew!
As written I'm not sure about this recipe. I used 2 cups of boiling water with low sodium Sprouts Beef broth in it. Had to add a can of diced tomatoes for added flavor. Only used 3 new potatoes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned Beef Stew
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 444
** Calories from Fat: 192
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