Amish Beef Stew

Amish Beef Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 376.2
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.8 mg
  • Sodium: 120.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 29.4 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    * 2-3 lbs boneless beef cubes (calculated for 2 lbs.)
    * 2 tablespoons shortening
    * 1 large onion, sliced
    * 4 cups boiling water
    * 1 tablespoon salt
    * 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    * 1 tablespoon sugar
    * 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    * 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    * 1 dash allspice
    * 1 dash clove
    * 6 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks or 1 lb peeled baby carrot
    * 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    * 1/2 cup cold water
    * 1/4 cup flour


Melt shortening over high heat in a large pot or dutch oven.
Add beef cubes and brown over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes.
Add onions, boiling water, salt, lemon juice, sugar, worcestershire sauce, pepper, paprika, allspice and cloves.
Simmer, tightly covered, for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add vegetables and simmer another 30 minutes (covered), or until tender.
Note: if your lid is not tight on the pot, you may not have enough liquid left to just about cover everything after you add the veggies.
If this is the case, add more water to barely cover ingredients.
Mix cold water and flour together and blend until smooth.
Push meat and veggies to the side of the pot and add flour mixture slowly, incorporating into liquid.
When gravy thickens, stir all ingredients gently to distribute gravy evenly.
Simmer another 5 or 10 minutes and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KARENMON.

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Combined this recipe with the slow cooker stew. I added crushed stewed tomatoes for one of the cups of water. I also omited the flour and used pureed white kidney beans to thicken the stew. It came out more of a stoup (half soup half stew) but it was very very good. I will be making this again. - 12/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a wonderful recipe. My husband loved it and so did my picky 5 year old. I added corn and greenbeans for thicker consistency. But really didnt need it. Was great as is. - 2/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY. I didn't add any sugar or flour. I used some cornstarch instead. So friggin good.. I reminds me of my childhood. - 1/10/11

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  • I was looking for a stew recipe with a different flavor profile. This was spot on. I substitute a few things because i didn't have them on hand. I used about half a cup of white wine for the lemon juice and some Chinese five spice for the allspice and cloves. Kind of line African soup. - 3/28/12

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  • Yum! - 2/25/12

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