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Momís Beef Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mom aka Eileen (Gillis) Carroll

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat
2 lg onions, slivered
Vegetable oil
salt
pepper
Egg noodles (No yolks medium)

Directions:
Directions:
Make sure beef stew meat is bite size

Slice onions into very thin slices

In a 4-6 qt. pot, heat a few tablespoons of oil. Once oil is hot, add onions and cook on medium high until onions are fully cooked. Still constantly to avoid burning until onions are slightly brown and begin to reduce.

Add beef to onions. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Continuing cooking on medium high, constantly mixing until meat is browning all sides and onions are reduced to mush.

Add cold water to pan. Scrap pan to release all the bits on the bottom (I call these yum-yums because they are full of flavor). Water should be about 1-1/2Ē to 2Ē above meat.

Bring pan to a hard boil, then reduce to simmer. Cover pan but tip lid a bit just so steam can release.

Simmer, giving a quick stir every 15-20 minutes to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of pan. Add more water if necessary. When itís ready, the meat will be fork tender and youíll have slightly thickened pan gravy covering the meat; enough to pour a few tablespoon over everyoneís noodles. If you donít have enough liquid at the end, simply add water and bring to a boil for about 3 minutes.

Depending how much meat I use, I usually simmer for about 1-1/2 hrs to 1-3/4 hrs. total.

About 30 minutes before meat is done, boil water in a separate pan and cook noodles according to directions on package.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-5
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Serving
We served noodles and meat w/pan gravy in separate bowls and let everyone serve themselves.We always served with Brown Ďn Serve rolls and a vegetable side.

Leftovers
I mix leftover noodles and meat w/gravy together and put in containers. I freeze (up to 2-3 months) this way in individual serving sized freezer containers.

Note: I hated onions as a kid and have a friend who hates onions and will not eat onions in anything. She lives my beef stew and insists there are no onions in it. LOL They cook down to a pile of mush before you add the water, leaving them unrecognizable. 😀

Options: You could add fresh or frozen veggies of your choice. I would do so during the last 20-30 minutes of cooking.

 

 

 

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