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Raven's Beef Stew Recipe

Raven's Beef Stew

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"A delicious and easy to make beef stew recipe."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 20 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Heat the shortening in a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the beef stew meat. Cook and stir until the beef is evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Transfer beef to a large pot, and add beef stock, onion, garlic, bay leaves, beef bouillon, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium heat until beef begins to tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the carrots; cook and stir until the carrots begins to tender. Stir in the potatoes and celery. Continue to cook and stir until all the vegetables are tender. Transfer the vegetables to the large pot. Simmer until the beef is very tender, about 1 hour more.
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Aug 18, 2011

The stew was great! What I did was: I made a mixture of flour (about a cup) and rosemary (a Tablespoon or so) and rolled the cubes of meat in it before I started to cook them. Then, instead of shortening, I used butter as I had no shortening on hand. I also added more onion, used 6 or 7 regular carrots that I cut up instead of the baby carrots, and cut the potatoes a bit smaller than called for. Other than those (minor) changes, I followed the recipe to a "Tee". It was great, but next time, I might try using more vegetables: maybe some chopped up tomatoes and peas to make it a little heartier. A great base for a beef stew though! :)

Oct 28, 2011

Delicious. I did not use the vegetable shortening or the butter. It came out perfect and the whole pan of soup was eaten in one night since my family liked ti so much.

Aug 13, 2012

My boyfriend and I decided to make this for dinner tonight. This is an excellent base recipe for stew. We wanted to experiment with the cooking technique which resulted in slightly over-cooked beef, which was our own fault, however we both agreed the flavors of the "broth" were delicious as well as the veggies. The only other thing we did differently was add a little cornstarch to thicken it up a bit, but that's just our personal taste. We will definitely make this again but next time we are going to slow cook it and see how that comes out. Over-all, a good, simple recipe.

Dec 24, 2013

The only alteration for me was to brown my meat in Olive Oil. This is a great, fairly quick Beef Stew. Even my picky eaters loved it. Serve it with warm French Bread and your meal is complete.

Feb 19, 2013

It was good! I read the reviews, and I also dredged the meat in flour, salt and pepper before brownin, and I did not drain it. I used whole carrots instead of baby carrots.

Oct 19, 2012

this was great! my first ever stew. The potatoes definitely should have been cut up smaller but i had it for dinner and lunch for 4 days. Yummy.


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  • Calories
  • 628 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 38.3 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

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

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