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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 4 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 1 inch green bean pieces
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cold water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Coat beef with flour, shaking off excess. In a large nonstick pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add beef, saute until browned, about 6 minutes. Place in a plate.

Step 2

Add onions and mushrooms to pot, saute 6 minutes. Add garlic, saute, stirring for 1 minute. Pour off fat. Return beef to the pot. Stir in tomato paste, then broth. reduce heat to low, simmer until beef is tender, about 1 1/4 hours. Skim off any foam.

Step 3

Add carrots, potatoes, and green beans. Cover partially, simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 4

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into stew. Increase heat and boil uncovered for 1 minute. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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