Presto Beef Stew Recipe
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Presto Beef Stew Recipe

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This quick, flavorful dinner for two couldn’t be easier. Just combine sauteed mushrooms with shredded beef, then serve with golden-brown biscuits. “Sometimes I add sliced green onions to the stew.” —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 individually frozen biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 package (17 ounces) refrigerated beef roast au jus
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 710 calories, 40g fat (18g saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 1595mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 54g protein .


  1. Bake biscuits according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Shred beef with two forks; add to the pan. Add pepper. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Divide stew between two bowls; top each with a biscuit. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Presto Beef Stew in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p38

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Toonietoad 149250
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Hormel or Tyson I think makes roast beef au jus in refrigerated section of stores Walmart superstores as well as some grocery stores have these with cardboard sleeve on plastic tubs."

djwr11 212216
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"Looks good!"

terrijs 109303
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"sunnysum-step two calls to shred the beef with forks and add to the pan."

sunnysum 131595
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"The recipe doesn't mention the refrigerated beef roast au jus listed in the ingredients. When is it used?"

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