Beef Stew Recipe – Carrots, Potatoes, Parsnips and Steak

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The Best Beef Stew

When I think of Beef Stew, I’m reminded of those Sunday afternoon dinners my family would have after several hours of church.  The only problem was that any stew that my Mom made wasn’t very good because it was always runny, watered down and flavorless.  So when I set out to make Beef Stew for my own family now, I follow one simple rule; make it better than Mom’s recipe(which isn’t hard to do BTW).  But don’t let this sob story fool you.  This recipe is amazing and I even show you how to cheat!

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How do I make Beef Stew

All I do is cook a thick hearty soup with fresh chopped vegetables from my garden and I add a well seasoned steak.  Then I add a few seasonings.  That’s it and that’s all.  Now I do cheat a little when I don’t have time to make my own Chicken and Brown gravy.  But after you try this Beef Stew recipe you’ll quickly understand why I do it.  Packaged gravy is cheap, it saves time preparing it and it makes this soup taste phenomenal!

Also, be sure to check out these other recipes: Pork Loin and Hominy Stew, Vegetable Chili, Chicken and Dumplings and my Homemade Menudo!

Beef Stew Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs Beef Chuck or Steak
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Medium Russet Potatoes, chopped
1 Carrot, chopped
1 Parsnip, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp Dill
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth

1 cup Water for Steak Fond
1 pckg Chicken Gravy, prepared with instructions (1 cup approximately)
1 pckg Brown Gravy, prepared with instructions (1 cup approximately)

Koshar Salt and Pepper to taste

This recipe is very easy to prepare.  Just follow the instructions in my Beef Stew Video Recipe Tutorial above.

Pork Loin and Hominy Stew

Pork Loin and Hominy Stew

This is a lovely Pork Loin and Hominy Stew.  It’s hearty and very tasty.  This style is normally intended for a weekend brunch, but it can be served any time.  And like any stew, it makes for great leftovers.  If there are any that is.  The trick to this is slow cooking with the lid on so you can get that pork tender without losing any of the soup until you are ready to reduce.  About an hour and a half is all your going to need with the lid on, then let the power of reduction take over for the last 20 to 30 minutes.  The ingredients and Video Recipe, as usual, are below.

Pork Loin and Hominy Stew Ingredients:

2 lbs Pork Loin, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tbsp Flour
1 can Hominy and Juice
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Cellery Stalks, haved and chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
Fresh Parsly, chopped
2 Bay Leaves
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Chili Powder or Chili flakes
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Chicken Broth, fill stew pot just to cover meat and Veggies
Salt to taste

Serve with 1 Fried or Poached egg per Serving.