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Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

 Savory Cranberry Beef Stew
Stew is one of my family's favorite dishes. Everyone is surprised that there's cranberry juice in this recipe - it really gives it a unique flavor.
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces, optional
  • 10 small onions
  • 2 cups cranberry juice, divided
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine flour and salt if desired. Place half of the
  • four mixture in large resealable plastic bag. Add beef, a few pieces
  • at a time, and shake to coat. Reserve remaining flour mixture; set
  • aside.
  • Place beef in a Dutch oven. Add bacon if desired. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 400° for 30 minutes.

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Savory Cranberry Beef Stew (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Add onions, 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice, broth and seasonings. Cover
  • and bake at 350° for 1 hour.
  • Add carrots and potatoes; bake 1 hour longer or until meat and
  • vegetables are tender.
  • Combine reserved flour mixture and remaining cranberry juice until
  • smooth; stir into stew. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer. Remove bay
  • leaf. Add peas; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until heated
  • through. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium beef broth and without salt or bacon) equals 321 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 meat.