Feed Me Friday: Beef Stew

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This stew is simple but when cooked correctly is amazing. It takes a long time for this to cook, so start it right after you eat lunch if you want it for dinner. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound stew meat
  • Oil or butter
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 a head of cabbage–chopped finely
  • Carrots as desired–chopped
  • Potatoes as desired–diced (I like to use Red or Yukon Gold)
  • Onion–diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Sprinkle meat with salt (I like to do Kosher salt for this).
  2. In a large pot for soup (I use this (Affiliate link–>) Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Covered Round Dutch Oven), brown stew meat with oil/butter and the diced onion.
  3. Add a little of the water. Whisk the water as it boils to help deglaze the pan. 
  4. Add remaining water.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours. Stir every so often.
  7. Add cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. 
  8. Add pepper to taste. Add more salt if needed, to taste.
  9. Cover and simmer for at least 2 hours (yes, again). Stir every so often.

Serve with biscuits or rolls. 

Browning the meat

Adding cabbage, carrots, and potatoes

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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2 Comments

  1. Stephanie Kirby
    April 19, 2015 / 6:47 PM

    Looks good! Ever tried it in a crockpot?I would need to be able to do it in the crockpot…

  2. Valerie Plowman
    April 24, 2015 / 12:26 AM

    I haven't but I am sure it would work fine. Just brown the meat, then add everything else and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

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