About this recipe: A hearty beef stew with mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and green beans.
I have used an identical recipe to this for some time now, and it really has 5-star potential. A few tips: I always add more tomato paste -- closer to 2 TBSP -- and stir it into the mixture before adding the broth. Also, the vegetables need extra time to cook at the end. Bring them to a boil and reduce heat to medium or med-high (still bubbling) and cook until veggies are just softened. Return to rapid boil for cornstarch addition and reduce heat to low or turn off completely. Add parsley and let sit for about 10 mins.-- the stew will reach a wonderful consistency. Serve with warm cornbread or rolls and you are set. Yummy!!! - 18 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was an excellent recipe. I used celery in place of the green beans and added pepper and salt to the flour and added a little garlic salt to this recipe. I did simmer for about an hour and a half then added the carrots, potatoes, and celery and simmered for another hour. Great recipe! Thanks. - 31 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Thank you, this is exactly what we were looking for !! We are in the midst of an ice storm and this was just the thing to warm us up. Only changes we did were to add some red wine in addition to the water, cubed the potatoes instead of slicing and used pearl onions instead of regular onions. This is a definite keeper for us !! - 14 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)