Homemade Cider Beef Stew Recipe

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Homemade Cider Beef Stew Recipe

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This stew is great on cool evenings served with biscuits. The cider and vinegar tenderize the meat and provide wonderful flavor to this hearty stew.—Carol Hendrickson, Laguna Beach, California
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 celery rib, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add the beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large saucepan, brown beef in oil; drain. Stir in the cider, water, vinegar and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Add the carrot, celery, potato and onion; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cider Beef Stew in Cooking for 2

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 373 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 celery rib, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add the beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large saucepan, brown beef in oil; drain. Stir in the cider, water, vinegar and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  2. Add the carrot, celery, potato and onion; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cider Beef Stew in Cooking for 2

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