Is It Soup Yet?

@MzLefty (311)
United States
December 26, 2006 9:27pm CST
I am still working on those hearty recipes for these upcoming cold winter months,I am trying to get a recipe for beef stew.This is the time of the year to freeze things like that.come on share your recipe?
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Well I know how I make stew and I can tell you what I do. Ingredients: Beef onions (slice up into quarters) about 2 large carrots (cut up or use baby carrots) small bag celery (cut into slices) abour 4 pieces potatoes (slice into quarters)about 4 to 5 large spices: paparika, parsley flakes two packages of powdered gravy. Brown the beef in a frying pan, not cooking it through just enough to take the red off the outer edges. Take the beef and drippings and place in a large pot or a crock pot. Add in spices, powdered gravy mixes, onions and celery. Pour water over it so that everything with plenty of extra. Let simmer on low for about 4 hours. Now add in the potatoes and carrots. Add more water as needed. Let simmer until potatoes and carrots are soft. Usually I have enough in there where the pot is pretty full. The above amounts are estimates. You can add more or less. Now I will usually make dumplings as well if I have used the pot (they don't make well in the crock pot because the water has to boil). I don't have the recipe handy for this one but it's not hard and it's available in most cook books.
@MzLefty (311)
• United States
27 Dec 06
thank you very much for the recipe,I know that I could have looked in a cookbook,but a down home,homemade recipe is always better,thanks again,I will be using this recipe in a day or two.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
28 Dec 06
Oh you're welcome. I hope you enjoy it. The dumplings can really be a nice side dish to it. I like them with butter on it while eating the stew. Also making them helps to thicken the stew a bit. If I get a chance later I can see if I can find my copy of the recipe.