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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew (Hoffman)

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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew (Hoffman)

Recipe By : Mable Hoffman's Crockery Cookery
Serving Size : 9 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Volume 12-03 Mar 2009

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
3 pounds beef stew meat -- cut
into 1/2-inch cubes
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 bay leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6 cups beef broth
3/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
7 1/2 carrots -- peeled and sliced
3 stalks celery -- thinly sliced
6 potatoes -- peeled and
cut into eights
22 or more white pearl onions -- peeled
3 medium turnips -- peeled and
cut into eights
3/8 cup cornstarch -- (?)
3/8 cup water
15 ounces frozen green peas -- thawed
[1 1/2 10-ounce packages]

Coat meat with flour; set excess flour aside.* Brown meat in skillet.

In a slow cooker, combine beef, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup of
the broth, pepper, salt, sugar, carrots, celery, potatoes, pearl onions and
turnips. Pour remaining broth over beef and vegetables. Cover and cook on
Low 8 to 10 hours. Turn control to High. Dissolve cornstarch in water; stir
into beef mixture in cooker. Remove bay leaf. Add peas. Cover and cook on
High 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Serves 9.

* (May omit flour and oil and just add meat to crockpot with remaining

Bobbie's Note. This was delicious! I made the full recipe and used an extra
cup of beef broth. Browning the meat well in the fat made it especially
flavorful. I also added about 1/2 cup red wine, some garlic powder and a
bit more salt and pepper. I cooked it in a large kettle on the stove top
but served it from a large crockpot. It was more than would fit in the
It easily served 12. I used frozen pearl onions. We cut the potatoes and
turnips a bit smaller and they were just the right size.

Contributed to the FareShare Gazette by Bobbie; 1 March 2009.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 538 Calories; 18g Fat (30.7% calories from 
fat); 45g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 83mg Cholesterol; 1263mg 
Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat; 0 Other 

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