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Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Beef Stew, by , is from The McCullough Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carolyn Grace


2 lbs stew meat
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
3 c. water
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 med. onion
1 tsp salt
1 clove garlic minced
2 bay leaves
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
dash of allspice
1 bag baby carrots
5 med potatoes peeled and quartered
1 lb pearl onions
1/4 c. water
2 tbs flour

Brown beef in hot oil. Add 3 c. of water and next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from heat and discard bay leaves. Add carrots and potatoes. Cover and simmer 30-45 min.
Remove beef and veggies, cover and keep warm. Skim fat, reserve 1 3/4 cups of drippings and leave in pot. Combine 1/4 cups water with flour and stir until smooth. Stir in a few tsp of drippings into flour mix and stir until smooth. Add mix to drippings in pot stirring constantly until smooth. Cook on med heat 3 minutes until thickened. Return meat and veggies, stir and serve.

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This stew takes a long time to make, but it is worth it. Great comfort food on a cold day.




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