Necessity/mother of invention and all that! I've made this recipe before (must've forgotten to rate it), and followed Corrine's changes - excellent! Yesterday, with a sick child at home and a package of stew meat to use up, I had to be inventive... and it was excellent again. I had no beef broth, but did have an open box of vegetable broth to use up. I added about 1 1/2 packets of beef seasoning from Ramen packages, which I was afraid would only add salt, but did seem to add some beefiness. I also didn't have the McCormick Beef Stew packet (have never bought that) so I added in a package of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix. No red wine, so I used white. More garlic, full TBSP of worcestshire, and all the other changes as per Corinne (browning the beef, etc.), and it was so darn good that my family polished off 2 pounds of meat! It was not overly salty as I had worried with all those soup/seasoning packets. I did thicken the sauce a bit at the end as I had added a bit of extra broth and it was very thin. I had a LOT of veggies and sauce leftover with no meat... so guess what's in the crockpot this morning? :-) I'm cooking more meat to add in, and I think I'll throw in some peas today as well. Very forgiving recipe/technique, and with a bit more garlic and onion, extremely flavorful. I'd also like to say that I really do appreciate all the comments that add in changes - I rarely have exactly the ingredients on hand, and love the input of possible changes.
Was this review helpful?
4 users found this review helpful
Necessity/mother of invention and all that! I've made this recipe before (must've forgotten...