Yankee Doodle Stew with Vegetables

Old-fashioned beef stew, while good for dinner the day is prepared, is even better warmed up the next day.

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
35 mins
Cook:
1 hr 50 mins
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Yankee Doodle Stew with Vegetables

Ingredients
2
pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
3
tablespoons cooking oil
4
cups water
1/2
1
clove garlic, minced
2
bay leaves
1
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon paprika
 
Dash ground allspice
6
tiny new potatoes, halved
6
medium carrots, quartered
1
pound boiling onions*
1
2
tablespoons cold water
1/4
cup dry sherry (optional)
 
Snipped parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the 1/4 cup flour in a plastic bag. Add the meat pieces, a few at a time, shaking to coat. In a 4-quart Dutch Oven brown meat, one-third at a time, in hot oil. Drain well. Return all the meat to the Dutch oven. Add the 4 cups water, the chopped onion, garlic, and bay leaves to meat. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 1-1/2 hours or until meat is nearly tender.
  2. Add the potatoes, carrots, and the boiling onions. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 30 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving dish. Cover and keep warm.
  3. For gravy, in a small mixing bowl stir the 1 tablespoon flour into the 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth. Stir into the mixture in Dutch oven. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. If desired, stir in sherry. Pour gravy over meat and vegetables. If desired, sprinkle with snipped parsley.

From the Test Kitchen

*

To make peeling the onions easier, place them in boiling water for 3 minutes; drain. Trim off root ends and gently press the onions to slip the skins off.

Nutrition Facts

(Yankee Doodle Stew with Vegetables)
    Per serving:
  • 558 kcal cal.,
  • 34 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 103 mg chol.,
  • 278 mg sodium,
  • 31 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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