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.

Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

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I Love these Brussels Sprouts

Garlic Parmesan anything, right?  Well these Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are no different and they’re just as delicious as they sound.  Maybe even better.  I was recently using this exact recipe on Chicken Poppers, which are amazing actually, when I realized Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts would be great for everyone at this years Thanksgiving.  Truthfully, I’m not a big fan of Brussels either but I’m telling you that this recipe is sure to turn around the most stubborn Sprouts hater.

Brussels Sprouts

More Brussels Sprouts

Now just as a reminder, last year, I filmed Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts.  So I’d highly recommend checking that recipe out if you missed it or if you’d like to revisit it, because those are really tasty too.  And on a side note, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I’ll be plugging several recipes that will help you and your family celebrate this years feast below and in the next few recipe posts before the holiday.

CLICK HERE for Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Acorn Squash or my Green Bean Casserole!

Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Ingredients:

2 lbs Brussels Sprouts
2 tbsp Olive Oil
6 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 tbsp Salted Butter
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Be sure to watch the video tutorial and roast and Bake the Brussels Sprouts at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then Saute on the stove with all of the other ingredients.

Garlic Mushrooms and Onions

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This is just a wonderful way to serve Garlic Mushrooms and Onions.  Whether you’re preparing a side dish or something to compliment your fish or steak, this recipe is just the way to go.  There is however another alternative I would like you to consider…

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Here I combine the ideas behind a Mushroom and Swiss, French Onion Soup and Stuffed Mushrooms.  Then I wrap them up into one glorious recipe that just can’t be denied.  The Broth soaks into the toasted garlic bread and that Swiss cheese just melts around every ingredient.  So every bite you take it simply amazing!

If you’re interested in the two recipes that inspired this one check them out in the links below.  Both recipes truly are the best of the best and definitely worth a look.

CLICK HERE for Stuffed Mushrooms
CLICK HERE for French Onion Soup

Garlic Mushrooms and Onions Ingredients:

2 lbs Mushrooms, whole
1 Onion, sliced
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Beef or Vegetable Broth, Aju is best
1 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Olive or Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Garlic Bread
Swiss Cheese, 1 for every slice of bread