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October 29, 2007

Old Fashioned Beef Stew I

Here's the recipe from my 1974 Betty Crocker Book which is also falling apart. I love this book.
  • 1/2 cup flour
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  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat (1 inch pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 3 pared medium potatoes (1 inch cubes)
  • 1 medium turnip (1 inch cubes)
  • 4 carrots (1 inch slices)
  • 1 green pepper cut into strips
  • 1 cup celery (1 inch pieces)
  • 1 medium onion diced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 bay leaf

Mix flour, 1 tsp salt and pepper. Coat meat with flour mix, melt shortening in skillet then brown meat.

Add water to meat and boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.

If you want stew thick, shake 1 cup water and 2-4 T flour in a jar, stir into stew and heat to coil stirring constantly. Serves 6.

Hope this is the one you are looking for.


Old Fashioned Beef Stew II


  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 12 ounces small potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 envelope beefy onion soup mix


Add meat, potatoes and carrots into slow cooker. In medium bowl, combine soup, 1/2 cup water and soup mix. Pour mixture over meat and vegetables. Cover and cook on low 8 to 9 hours.

Makes 4 servings

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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February 9, 2011

I made this way of making a stew up myself and have stuck with it. Always a good hearty meal for the family. If it is just two of you, great because heated leftovers are so good!




In a deep dish non stick frying pan heat 2-3 Tablespoons cooking oil. Add diced onion and cubed stew meat. Brown meat and onions well on medium heat and then add enough water to just barely cover. Simmer 15 minutes.

In the meantime prepare your veggies, cutting them into good size chunks/pieces.

Add carrots and turnip to the pan with more water if necessary - Simmer for 20 minutes. Then add potatoes and simmer 15 minutes. Add parsnip and simmer 15 minutes. If necessary add a bit more water and then add frozen peas and drop the dumpling mixture (see below for recipe) on to top of stew. Cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes until dumplings are done. Do not lift the lid during this time.

Thicken if desired by stirring in a flour and water mixture.

For Dumplings:

Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut up and work the margarine in with a pastry blender. Add milk gradually and mix with a fork to a soft dough. Drop spoonfuls onto hot stew mixture.

Servings: 4-6
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
90 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My own recipe I have put together years ago when raising my family.

By linn from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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November 1, 2019

This delicious beef and veggie stew can be prepared and ready to serve in an hour, using your Instant Pot.

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May 14, 2012

Using your crockpot is an excellent way to prepare a delicious beef stew. This page contains crockpot beef stew recipes.

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A winter family favorite!


  • 2 lb. beef stew meat, cut into 1" pieces
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3-4 potatoes, cut into slices
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Minute Tapioca
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cup tomato juice or V-8 (I prefer V-8), enough to nearly cover veggies


Place meat in 9x13 inch pan. Top with vegetables. Mix sugar, tapioca, and salt; sprinkle on top. Pour tomato juice over all. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 300 F for 3 hours.

Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 3 Hours

By Robin from Washington, IA

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  • 2 lb. beef stew meat, cubed
  • 6 carrots, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 3 med. onions, quartered
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. tapioca
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 16 oz. can tomatoes
  • pepper, to taste


Layer all ingredients beginning with meat. Save the tapioca to sprinkle over the top of all other ingredients. Put in 5 qt. kettle and tightly cover. Bake at 300 degrees F and do not peek until 5 hours have passed. Serves 8-10 people.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 3 lb. chuck, cut in 2 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. bacon fat or shortening
  • 1 can tomatoes (16oz.)
  • 3 med. onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 6-8 carrots, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • hot cooked rice


Combine first 6 ingredients and sprinkle on beef cubes. Brown in hot fat in large heavy kettle or Dutch oven. Add next 4 ingredients and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer about 2 hours. Add carrots and raisins and simmer 30 minutes longer, or until carrots are tender. Serve over rice. 8-10 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 20, 2018

Pressure cookers give you all the flavor that you get from long cooking in a fraction of the time. This page is about making pressure cooker beef stew.

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January 17, 2018

Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for cooking up a big pot of delicious beef stew. Load it with your favorite veggies for a hearty meal. This page contains winter beef stew recipes.

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March 27, 2017

Use a food processor to easily add delicious vegetable flavors to your stewpot. This page contains a recipe for great beef stew.

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March 23, 2017

Stew is an easy to prepare dish that is sure to please, especially on a chilly evening. This is a page about savory beef stew.

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March 18, 2017

What could be better for a chilly evening than a savory beef stew with fluffy dumplings on top. This is a page about simple beef stew and dumplings.

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March 9, 2017

Beef stew can be an easy thing to make lots of. Save some for meals later by freezing some serving of beef stew. This is a page about beef stew (freezer meal).

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February 13, 2017

This is the perfect stew if you are looking for something to keep you warm this winter. For a quick, easy, inexpensive, and a hearty meal, try this country stew recipe.

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January 23, 2017

This delicious dutch oven five hour beef stew recipe would be the perfect dish to make on a cold winter day. Get baked beef stew recipes in this page.

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