Granny's Beef Stew Recipe -
Granny's Beef Stew Recipe
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Granny's Beef Stew

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"Flavorful and filling beef stew. Best if made the day before serving."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Coat beef with flour. Place in the pot, and evenly brown on all sides.
  2. Place 2 cups boiling water, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder into pot with beef. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, and simmer beef for 2 hours, or until tender.
  3. Add onion, carrots, diced tomatoes and potatoes to pot. Continue cooking 30 minutes to 1 hour, until vegetables are soft.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2004

I loved this recipe. I through all the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning, and that evening my husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal. I served rye bread too. Rye bread always goes wll with stew.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 02, 2003

This is a good standard beef stew recipe, but I thought it would have been better with a lot fewer tomatoes, maybe even less than half of what the recipe calls for.


23 Ratings

May 17, 2003

This stew was very filling and tasty! Easy ingredients, I had them all around the house so I didnt even have to go to the store; that's points in my book. =)

Oct 19, 2009

I made this for the first time almost 2 years ago and it is now a staple meal in our home. I, too, made a change or two, but one change was pure accident. The only canned tomatoes I had were the diced Red Gold with Green Chilies. The chilies give this stew just enough of a zip putting it ahead of all others.

Sep 28, 2006

this is one of the first things i have cooked from scratch, and was very pleased with the out come. put it this way it made all the women in my family shut up.

Jan 24, 2005

The cook times on this recipe seemed to be quite odd, as the vegetables needed more then even an hour. The flavor was very good, the texture was a little thinner then we like so I mixed a little flour with the juice and added to soup to thicken. Really Enjoyed on this cold winters night!

Oct 09, 2005

i thought this was great. First time i ever made beef stew right. i did add extra veggies though i love it full of them. will definitely make this again.

Feb 10, 2003

The stew turned out great...though I did used cubed turkey and chicken instead of the beef...the family loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

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

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