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Hearty Beef Stew

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

5 minutes of prep for a rich, wholesome stew? You can't beat that.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2012
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Cook's Notes

This can also be made in a slow cooker: Reduce water to 1/2 cup, add potatoes at the beginning with the other ingredients, and cook on high for 5 hours.

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  • MadameMarsh
    6 MAR, 2017
    This was surprisingly very good for such simple prep and minimal ingredients. I will definitely be adding this to my regular cold weather meal line-ups for those days where I don't have time for a more involved stew. The two changes I made were adding half a chopped onion (since I had some already prepped) and subbed one of the diced tomatoes w/ chilies for fire roasted tomatoes w/out chilies, only because I wasn't sure how [filtered]y it would be. Next time I will do both cans Muir diced toms w/ medium chilies though as recipe calls for since mine were not [filtered]y.
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  • lisaarkin
    28 OCT, 2013
    This. Is. Ahhhsome! I made this in the slow cooker today. It literally was 5 min of prep and oh my gosh...sooooooo good! I have made pot roast all kinds of ways. This recipe is by far my favorite. I was skeptical that it would be flavorful, but it sure was. Even my son said it was delicious. I made it exactly as the recipe says. It is just a simple no fuss pot roast with just enough flavor. I paired it with warm corn bread too. Definitely will be making this again and again! Thank you!!!!!
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  • MS11766311
    24 OCT, 2013
    I also think you could use chicken breast for this recipe with equally good results. One more thing I did, I like a larger chunk of carrot so purchased the frozen peas and a bag of carrot slices. It was very easy to come together, my husband had two big hearty bowls.
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  • MS11766311
    24 OCT, 2013
    I made this last night. I did add a chopped onion as I love onion flavor in stews. I used a large can of the tomatoes with chilies rather than two small cans. It was delicious, the house smelled wonderful and inviting. I made a honey cornbread to go with this dish. I'd rate it 5 stars. I really enjoy Sarah's quick and easy meals. I do think if I had small children I would eliminate the chilies and just use plain chopped tomatoes.
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  • MS10806441
    17 APR, 2013
    I made the stew today in my slow cooker on low for 9 1/2 hours while I was away from the house. It was delicious! I served it with cornbread. I was pleasantly surprised that it called for just a few ingredients. One word of caution: be sure to use canned tomatoes with chilies that are very mild. I happen to love spicy food, so it was not a problem. If I had made it for my grandsons, they would not have been able to eat it. This is going to be one of my go-to recipes.
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  • kandt
    4 APR, 2013
    I added everything to the crockpot. My hubby and I then went to the movies. When we came home I added the peas and carrots. It was delicious. How easy and wonderful to come to a home cooked meal. Thank you, Sarah, for another great recipe.
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  • kandt
    4 APR, 2013
    i put everything in the crockpot. My hubby and I then went to the movies. I added the peas and carrots when we came home. It was delicious. It was so easy and how nice to come home to a home cooked meal. Thank you, Sarah, for another great recipe.
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  • kandt
    4 APR, 2013
    I put everything in the crockpot. My hubby and I then went to the movies. I added the carrots and peas when we got home. It was delicious. It was so easy and how nice to come home to a home cooked meal. Thank you, Sarah, for another great recipe.
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  • kandt
    4 APR, 2013
    I put everything in crockpot. My hubby and I went to the movies. We came home and I added the peas and carrots. We had a delicious home cooked meal waiting on us. It was delicious. Thank you, Sarah, for a great and easy recipe.
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  • MS10779880
    21 MAR, 2013
    I'm sorry, this was edible, but not great by any means. I used my slow cooker, just like Sarah in the video. I used the exact brand of canned tomatoes as she did. All I could taste was the canned flavor. Not good.
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