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Homemade Beef Stew Recipe

—Robert Fallon, Sayville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck roast or boneless beef rump roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-2/3 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Hot cooked egg noodles


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, seasonings and 1-1/2 cups water. Stir into beef. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3. Combine flour and remaining water; gradually stir into beef mixture. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Serve with noodles. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 298 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 958mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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Rick Goodwin User ID: 5804712 42700
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"I thought the taste was excellent. I used 1/2 price porterhouse steak and I added mushrooms."

mrsfinebeads User ID: 3168728 17064
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2008

"It was very easy and good. Giving to a friend who can't cook so she can try it"

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