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Autumn Stew Recipe

Autumn Stew Recipe

After our kids carve their Halloween pumpkins, I use the discarded pieces in this savory stew. My family eagerly looks forward to it every year.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:9 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 cups cubed peeled pumpkin


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add meat, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil and butter. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the carrots, celery, water, bay leaves, bouillon, thyme and remaining pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  • 2. Stir in pumpkin. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until meat and pumpkin are tender. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 248 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein .

Reviews for Autumn Stew

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lmmanda 154475
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Excellent! I sub'd sweet potatoes for the pumpkin. I used the higher amounts of garlic and thyme. I will try 2 bay leaves next time. I did add 4 total bouillon cubes instead of 2 t of granulated bouillon and added extra salt and pepper to taste at the end."

DanelleRudolph 71184
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"I absolutely LOVE this recipe! slight change though I used sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin and it was delicious!!"

keverwann 207324
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2008

"Made this with meatballs instead of stew meat. It turned out yummy!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.