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Easy Beef Stew with Noodles

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Affordable chuck roast is a great choice for stews because it becomes tender and flavorful as it simmers. Cutting the meat into small pieces shortens the cooking time.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2009
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Cutting vegetables into evenly sized cubes helps to ensure that they'll finish cooking at the same time.

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  • klv244
    25 AUG, 2017
    This is my go-to recipe for beef stew. I change it up a bit to suit my tastes, but it's delicious when prepared according to the recipe. I'm not a great cook, so I look for recipes that are "user-friendly". This beef stew recipe is easy to follow and hard to mess up. The result was a meal that I felt resembled something that is normally prepared by a more experienced cook. I won't lie - I was impressed with myself! For anyone who's interested, here's a list of the changes I make: 1) I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. This is purely subjective, but I think the taste of vegetable broth is more harmonious with the beef than the taste of chicken broth. 2) I throw in a cube of vegetable bouillon - it makes the flavor more robust! 3) Being an amateur cook, I use more oil than the recipe calls for - I'm far from a master chef, and using the amount dictated by the recipe resulted in slightly burnt beef in the past. 4) I use high-quality oil (my personal choice is any imported extra virgin olive oil). I feel that this contributes to the high-quality taste of the stew!
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    • klv244
      25 AUG, 2017
      P.S. I also add a little bit of dried basil to enhance the flavor.
  • MsKris1128
    5 JAN, 2016
    So simple and very tasty! I used 1/4 cup acini di pepe instead because I like less noodle. A few of us have been sick and this really hit the spot!!! Chicken broth goes really well with the beef.
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  • Jessica Leigh
    19 SEP, 2012
    Simply delicious and oh so easy! My family is sick with a cold and I wanted to whip up something to make them feel better. This was what the doctor ordered! 5/5
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  • Jessica Leigh
    19 SEP, 2012
    Simply delicious and oh so easy! My family is sick with a cold and I wanted to whip up something to make them feel better. This was what the doctor ordered! 5/5
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  • IonaGirl
    23 NOV, 2010
    I made this last night following the directions exactly. It was DELICIOUS! You must be sure to brown the beef well. I found it best to do it in smaller batches. It was very "beefy" tasting and my husband loved it. The leftovers tonight were even better.
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  • ChefTBaks
    1 NOV, 2010
    Made w/ 1 can chicken, 1 beef, and 1 veg broth. Used dried parsley (3 teaspoons). Good.
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  • Jackie555
    13 JUL, 2010
    Mine turned out lighter in color than the picture because I used chicken broth which I also thought was strange. Maybe the recipe is supposed to say beef broth?
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