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Beef Stew


Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (6 Votes)


  • 1 lb stewing beef
  • 1 tbsp meat tenderizer
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can tomato soup (Campbell's works best)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 packet french onion soup mix
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1.5 cups carrots
  • 1.5 cups celery
  • 1.5 cups mushrooms


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Marinade stewing beef in meat tenderizer and Italian seasoning for at least 24 hours prior to making beef stew.

Step 2

Cut up carrots, celery, potatoes, and mushrooms.

Step 3

Dice onion and mince 3 cloves of garlic. Add with olive oil into large pot over medium heat and cook until onions are translucent. Add and brown stewing beef until browned on all sides.

Step 4

Add can of tomato soup, 2 cups water, and french onion seasoning packet. Stir until liquid is all mixed in together. Stir in carrots, celery, mushroonms, and potatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat.

Step 5

Simmer on low heat for an hour or until vegetables and beef are thoroughly cooked through. Enjoy!


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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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