All Pumpkins' Night Stew Recipe - Allrecipes.com
All Pumpkins' Night Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 3+ hrs

All Pumpkins' Night Stew

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"This is a traditional German Stew served for Halloween. Its hearty flavors go perfect with the chilly nights of the harvest festival. Serve the stew in bowls with a quartered beet egg on top. Beet eggs are hard-cooked eggs prepared in a vinegar and beet juice mixture to add a sweet flavor and purple color to the eggs."

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Original recipe makes 3 quarts Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and onion, and cook until softened and translucent; remove from pan. Pour 2 tablespoons canola oil into Dutch oven. While this heats, mix the beef with salt and pepper. Sear the beef in batches until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in caraway seeds and flour, cook until flour is incorporated and the caraway seed is fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in beef broth; add bay leaves, sugar, nutmeg, and onion mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat is tender, about 2 hours.
  3. Stir in the potatoes and carrots; continue cooking until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and water; stir into the stew along with the parsley. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 3 hrs
  • READY IN 3 hrs 30 mins
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Sep 02, 2009

Easy and absolute comfort! Consider not adding salt to the meat browning step if you use a packaged broth instead of homemade. Adjust the salt to taste at the end.

 
Oct 07, 2010

Simple and delicious stew recipe. At first I wasn't sure about all the caraway but it takes on a mellower flavor after simmering all day. I cooked my stew in the crockpot. I browned the beef and cooked the onions as per the recipe and dumped it into the crock. I ommited 2 cups of the broth and cooked it on high the first two hours then kicked it to low and let it go all day and it came out fabulous. Lovely autumn dinner!

 
Dec 28, 2010

SO delish!!!! Substituted the parsley for cilantro. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly & YUM! Our 4 year old even ate it up! Thanks for sharing!

 
Aug 01, 2011

I halved the recipe for my husband and me and we loved it. It reminds me of my Austrian grandmother's cooking. This will go into my permanent files. Thanks!

 
Nov 03, 2010

I wasn't sure how the ingredients would work together, but this turned out to be delicious squared. Don't skimp or substitute on the spices that are called for, as they make all the difference. I added in a sweet potato because I didn't have enough regular potato and I only used as much broth as was necessary to cover the ingredients.

 
Aug 15, 2011

Delicious!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 727 mg
  • 29%

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

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