Amanda's Beef Stew Recipe

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Overview

A Family Favorite!
Around my house, beef stew is a favorite, with kids and adults alike. It's such a simple meal really. Not much to it. A few basic vegetables, some meat, stock and an extra or two and voila! Meal for many!

Step 1

In a dutch oven, over medium high heat, cook onions and garlic in olive oil until tender, about 3 minutes. Add stew meat and brown on all sides. Toss in basil, oregano, potatoes, and carrots; stir to coat. Add canned tomatoes, broths and enough water to completely cover ingredients in pot. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium low and cook, uncovered, for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, or until meat and carrots are tender.

Step 3

Increase heat to medium, add pasta and frozen vegetables; cook for ten minutes more, or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Serve with freshly grated parmasan cheese and garlic bread.

Note: For soupier stew, add more water while stew is cooking (pictured). To freeze leftovers, put stew in a gallon freezer bag. Lay flat on freezer floor until frozen. Once frozen, this can be easily picked up and stacked with other freezer foods.


About the Author:
Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. She and her husband live in southeastern Wisconsin. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine at http://familycorner.com from which she operates several free newsletters, including her favorite, In The Kitchen. To subscribe send any email message to

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb beef stew meat, cubed (round steak works just as well)
  • 1tbsp ea of dried basil and dried oregano
  • 4medium potatoes, unpeeled, cut in quarters, then sliced
  • 1medium onion, chopped
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can chicken broth
  • 1 15oz can beef broth (or vegetable broth)
  • water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1cup miniature soup pasta shells, any shape
  • 1 10oz bag frozen mixed vegetables

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