Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday – All-American Beef Stew

There’s nothing like a warm, hearty meal on a cold day, which this stew is perfect for.

All-American Beef Stew
8 Servings
Prep: 40 min.
Cook: 1-3/4 hours


3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
4-1/2 cups water, divided
1 large onion, halved and sliced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 bay leaf
4 medium potatoes, cubed
6 medium carrots, sliced


- Place 1/2 cup flour, seasoned salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.

- In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil in batches. Remove and set aside. Add 4 cups water to the pan, stirring to loosen browned bits. Add the onion, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, paprika, allspice, bay leaf and remaining pepper. Return beef to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.

- Stir in potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender.

- Combine remaining flour and water until smooth; stir into the pan.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf.

Source for recipe and photo can be found here.


  1. I need to eat that! One of my favourite meals. I really like the addition of allspice!

  2. Mmmm... I love a good stew. I just got a new crockpot today (actually I don't get it till Christmas :) because mine was dying (it was overheating) - I wonder if this recipe could be used in it?

  3. @LaelShine: This is one of my favourite meals, especially on cold, winter days.


    @Jane: I don't see why not. I'm not sure how long it would cook in a crockpot, but I'm confident that it'll come out great.