- 3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large onion, cut into wedges
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3-1/2 pounds beef stew meat
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
- 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
- Hot cooked egg noodles
- Place the carrots, celery and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Place beef over vegetables.
- In a small bowl, combine the soup, wine, tapioca, Italian seasoning, paprika, brown sugar, bouillon and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the top.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender, adding mushrooms during the last hour. Serve with noodles. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Northwoods Beef Stew
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"This stew was very good! I served it over mashed potatoes. The flour and quick-cooking tapioca gave it a gravy like consistency. Will definitely make again!"
"This was an awesome winter dish for the family after being out in the snow all day. Not hard to prepare and very yummy!!! Would make this again and again."
"Delicious! It is a cold, wet , rainy, January night & this just hit the spot for my husband, son & I. I served it with egg noodles & rolls but honestly would have preferred it just by itself with only the bread to mop up the extra sauce."
"We thought this was so good, although I did potatoes and no shrooms and I added Italian stewed tomatoes.........loved that I didn't have to precook the stew meat....I will make this again."
"I just had your stew ad it was not very good at all. I guess it must work for some. I would not ever eat it again. 1 star is too many."