Mom's Beef Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.5
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.1 mg
  • Sodium: 215.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 16.3 g

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Warms you up, easy to make, and versatile. Warms you up, easy to make, and versatile.
Number of Servings: 8


    Pam or other cooking spray
    Olive Oil, 3 tsp
    1 lb beef stewing meat, lean or extra lean
    1/4 cup white all purpose flour
    1 14.5 oz can Beef broth, low-sodium (low fat if available)
    1 Bay Leaf
    Full capful of a salt free herbal seasoning, garlic-based seasonings taste best
    2 onions, cut in half and then sliced thin
    Carrots, raw, 4 small cut into small chunks
    *Potato, raw, 2 medium scrubbed , skin on, chopped into bite-size chunks
    Peas, frozen, 1 cup
    Parsley, 5 sprigs minced Plus extra sprigs for garnish
    Marjoram, dried, 1 tbsp
    Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added, .5 cup, liquids drained


Place flour in small bag (a zip-top bag works best). Place beef cubes (cut into 1/2-3/4" chunks) in flour and shake vigorously.

Spray large saucepan or Dutch oven with cooking spray, then heat over medium high heat. Add olive oil. When olive oil is very hot, add flour-coated beef. Brown on all sides.

Add beef broth, bay leaf, and the salt free seasoning. Simmer, cover on, for at least one hour, stir a few times during cooking.

After 1 hour, add all vegetables EXCEPT frozen peas and other spices and continue simmering for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables and beef are fork tender.

Finally, add the peas and cook for about 10-15 more minutes. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish top with a sprig or two of parsley.

Makes 8 servings of about 2 cups each.

NOTES: You could put in any veggies you wish, or change your seasonings if so desired.

Tabasco might add a great kick to this dish, perhaps even Chipotle Tobasco for a South Western taste.

The flour usually will make tjhe liquid have a slight gravy consistency. If you want a soupier texture, omit the flour and brown the meat alone.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRAINOF4.

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