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Apple Beef Stew Recipe
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Apple Beef Stew Recipe

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Just about everyone has a recipe they know by heart. Well, this is mine. It's easy because all the ingredients (except the salt) are in measurements of two.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 55 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 55 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cut into wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 526 calories, 28 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 46 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, brown beef in butter. Add onions; cook until lightly browned. Sprinkle with flour and salt. Gradually add water and apple juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Place the bay leaves, allspice and cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
  4. Add carrots and apples; cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or until the meat, carrots and apples are tender. Discard spice bag. Thicken if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple Beef Stew in Country August/September 1999, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 526 calories, 28 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 46 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

needs more carrots otherwise really good

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

For ASH_21:

there is ground allspice and whole allspice seeds

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

Very good stew...very fun and fallish! Used a coffee filter instead of cheesecloth for spice bag though.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

I'm confused.... what is (2) whole allspice?

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

 This does sound very good.  I think it would be fine in the crockpot also, making the house smell so yummy after a hard day at work!  :)

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