Best ever beef stew Recipe

Submitted By: Laurel from Keota.

Best ever beef stew Notes

Received some of your spices for Christmas after visiting your Evanston shop and am having a great time trying them out in different ways. YUM YUM!! Even spouse who doesn't always want to try new flavors is impressed!! The smoked paprika made such a wonderful difference in our old standby beef stew!!

Ingredients
  • 1-2 pounds beef, chuck or other roast cut
  • 3-4 large carrots
  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • as much celery as you like
  • 2 cups or so beef broth
  • 15 ounces or more tomato sauce
  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika
  • to taste, Spicy Cajun Seasoning
  • to taste, granulated white onion
  • olive oil for browning
Serves / Yields

6-8

Preparation Instructions

Slice meat in thin slices or cube if you prefer. Brown in olive oil in a heavy skillet. Drain and place in roaster. Peel and dice onion and chop celery fairly fine. Put both vegetables into skillet you browned the meat in. Sprinkle with some of the smoked paprika. Cook over med, heat until vegetables are caramelized (you might need to add a little more olive oil). Clean and slice carrots into bite size slices. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Pour all vegetables, broth and tomato sauce over meat in roaster. Season to taste with rest of paprika, granulated onion, and cajun style seasoning. Cover and put in 350-degree preheated oven for about 3 hours. If you prefer a thicker stew you can add about 1/4 c. flour to the tomato sauce before adding.

Helpful Hints

Can be made in a crock pot but I found the potatoes and carrots stayed crunchy after 3 hours. Might work if cooked for 5-6 hours

For low-sodium beef stew, use unsalted tomato sauce and Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning.

Quick Shopping List


Smoked Sweet Spanish Paprika, Pimenton de la Vera Dulce
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
$5.49
Cajun Seasonings, Regular Spicy, Extra Hot, Or Salt Free
Regular, in a glass jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 ounces
$5.49
Granulated Onion, White or Toasted
White, in a glass jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
$3.49
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