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Sunday Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

We had an aunt who served this special stew on every special occasion when we all got together. It brings back wonderful memories. The cinnamon adds a unique flavor.—Jeanette Lazary, Rochester, New York
Sunday Beef Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) frozen pearl onions
  • 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef and onions are tender. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 375 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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