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Beef Stews

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Mom's Beef Stew

Mom's Beef Stew

Mom's Beef Stew

This warming, stick-to-your-ribs main dish was one Mom relied on often to feed us 13 kids. Mildly seasoned with lots of satisfying ingredients like barley, potatoes and carrots in a tomato-beef broth, it still hits the spot on cold winter days. -Lucile H. Proctor, Panguitch, Utah

Beef Stew Provencal

Beef Stew Provencal

Beef Stew Provencal

When I was young, my favorite food to order in a restaurant was beef stew. My mother and I decided to create our own and experimented with different ingredients until we came up with this recipe. Everyone liked this slow cooker version so much that now it's a tradition every time the whole family is together. —Chelsey Larsen, Sparks, Nevada

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

The wine gives a mellow flavor to this beef and carrot stew. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania
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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

This rich, hearty beef stew has a garden full of flavor with vegetables like cabbage, rutabaga and carrots. Mom knew this main dish is one that would suit us 11 kids. When we were all home, she'd throw in extra vegetables to stretch it. -Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan

Beef Stew Mix

Beef Stew Mix

Beef Stew Mix

“I love pot roast, but since I live alone, I find it easier to cook stew meat,” Roberta Young writes from San Diego, California. “I cook 3 pounds of lean beef stew meat or a roast I cut up myself…whatever’s on sale. Then I make my recipe for Beef Stew Mix, divide it up in three containers and freeze. You can alter the seasonings, if you wish.”

Homemade Beef Stew

Homemade Beef Stew

Homemade Beef Stew

—Robert Fallon, Sayville, New York

Beef Stew with Vegetables

Beef Stew with Vegetables

Beef Stew with Vegetables

A few years ago, we served this beef stew at a fund-raising dinner at church. It received lots of compliments. This mini version serves two perfectly.

Thick Beef Stew

Thick Beef Stew

Thick Beef Stew

For a real meat-and-potatoes meal, Heidee uses the mixture to prepare this comforting stew that's sure to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

Beef Stew for a Crowd

Beef Stew for a Crowd

Beef Stew for a Crowd

Beef stew always seems to be popular at a large gathering. Everyone likes this hearty combination of beef, potatoes, carrots, celery and onion in a savory tomato-to-beef broth.—Jackie Holland, Gillette, Wyoming

Sauerbraten Stew

Sauerbraten Stew

Sauerbraten Stew

"With this original recipe, I was one of 10 finalists at an Ohio Beef Council Beef Cook-Off," notes Margaret Ashcraft of Piqua, Ohio. "Serve this hearty sweet-and-sour spicy dish with parsley potatoes, German spaetzles or noodles."

Sweet Beef Stew

Sweet Beef Stew

Sweet Beef Stew

"This is not your usual beef stew, which is why I get so many requests for the recipe," relates Anne Graham of Los Osos, California. "It's so easy to fix in the pressure cooker, which is one of the most underrated time-savers of all!"
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