Old Fashioned Beef Stew

We took Grandma's recipe, trimmed the fat, and enhanced the flavor. This is a wholesome stew you can savor - even on a diet.

Old Fashioned Beef Stew
Old Fashioned Beef Stew

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

26

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

26

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound lean beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2

    tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 2

    tsp vegetable oil

  • 2

    large yellow onions, thinkly sliced (about 3 cups)

  • 2

    cups sliced mushrooms

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 2

    tsp reduced-sodium tomato paste

  • 2

    cups reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 4

    cups sliced carrots

  • 2

    medium russet potatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 1

    cup 1-inch green bean pieces

  • 1

    tbsp corn starch

  • 1

    tbsp cold water

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1. Coat beef with flour, shaking off excess. In a large nonstick pot, heat oil over meium high heat. Add beef, saute until browned, about 6 minutes. Place on a plate. 2. Add onions and mushrooms to pot; saute for 6 mins. Add garlic; saute stirring for 1 min. Pour off fat. Return beef to pot; stir in tomato paste, then broth. Add enough water to just cover; bring to a boil. Reduce hear to low; simmer until beef is tender, about 1 1/4 hours. Skim off any foam. 3. Add carrots, potatoes, and green beans. Cover partially; simmer for 15 mins. 4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into stew. Increase hear and boili uncovered for 1 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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