Recipe by SMUCKER'S®
"This hearty beef stew can be prepared either on the stove top, or in a slow cooker, depending on your preference."
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Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
chopped yellow onions
carrots, cleaned and sliced on a diagonal
1 (14.5 ounce) can
Smucker's® Concord Grape Jam or Reduced Sugar Concord Grape Jam
1 (14.5 ounce) can
beef broth or water
new potatoes, quartered
chopped fresh parsley
My family loved this stew. I used 8oz vegetable broth in place of the beef broth, and "sugar free" grape jam. I omitted the fresh parsley and I added frozen peas and corn. The sweetness from the jam was pleasant.
This wasn't bad the first day eating it, a little sweet, but by the second day the sweetness intesified and we couldn't eat it anymore. I did use grape jelly though instead of jam because that's all we had in the house, so not sure if that was a factor in the extreme sweetness or not. Good base recipe though!
This is the ONLY way I will ever make beef stew in the future ! I've been making stew for well over 40 years and it has never turned out as tasty as this ! I followed the recipe exactly.... may reduce the jelly to 1/4 cup next time. Excellent recipe !
This was the best beef stew I've ever had. The only changes I made was to add three celery stalks chopped, one minced clove of garlic, and I used beef broth instead of water. I did not add the jelly. I also added about 2 extra tablespoons of flour right before adding the potatoes to thicken it up a bit. It was literally amazing and this recipe will be made again and again by me!! Thank you!!!
This beef stew is AWESOME! The only variations to the recipe were 1) I put the flour and pepper in a plastic bag and shook the meat up in the bag to evenly coat it and 2) I only used 1/4 cup jam after reading the other reviews.
Funny thing, I actually never made beef stew before and saw this recipe and the jam ingredient intrigued me. Sooo I used the sugar free jam and extra lean stew beef and thought it was fantastic! My boyfriend (picky eater) LOVED it. Brought some over to mom and she raved. I did not think the jam was overpowering at all, but did add a nice flavor and I used the amount listed in the recipe. I actually cooked it about 10 minutes longer than the recipe stated for the potatoes to be tender. I will definitely make it again, maybe adding some frozen veggies.
Great stew - I'm going to try celery in it next time. My kids are already protesting this alteration. The jam seems odd at first, but think of the grape jelly as a touch of wine and sugar - the sugar helps tone down the acidity of the tomatoes, and the grape flavor is like what wine might add to the flavor.
I thought this stew was very good. I wanted to try a new recipe. I did add some paprika, garlic powder and celery and used beef broth instead of plain water. I think next time I will only put one-fourth cup grape jelly.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jammin' Beef Stew
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 415
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