Beef Stew for Family or Party



8 servings



1 can (1 lb.) crushed tomatoes
2/3 cup dry red wine or
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. dry herbs, your choice
2 tsp. salt
2 sm. bay leaves
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 lbs. boneless chuck roast, cubed
1 lb. carrots, cut up
4 ribs celery, cut up
3 md. onions, quartered


Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large pot, combine all the liquid and spices. Add in cubed beef (boneless chuck). Add all vegetables. Stir to mix. Cook, covered, for 3 hours. Stir twice during cooking. Discard bay leaves before serving or refrigerating.

Author's Comments

Each serving: 318 calories, 39 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams fat, 100 mg. cholesterol, 836 mg. sodium, 28.8% calories from fat.

For family, serve stew as is over buttered noodles.

For company, add 12 oz. of mushrooms and 2 tbsp. coarse-grain dijon mustard. Add 10 oz. frozen peas about 5 to 6 minutes before serving, stirring well to mix in.

For party, serve with mashed potatoes or your favorite pasta.

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