About this recipe: Don't let the 'five hour' in the title of this recipe scare you - this stew is so easy to make. Just give it time on the hob and you'll be rewarded with a slow cooked flavour that can't be replicated any other way.
Overall, not a bad stew. I used fresh vegetables instead of canned and added in squash as well as a little more red wine. Oregano, parsley, paprika were also added. A glass of red wine and crusty rolls completed the meal. - 05 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I've made this stew ( a few ingredient differences) for many years now and I am happy to see it here! I use fresh vegetables and always add whats in season (and whats leftover in my fridge or freezer). Today I added fresh butternut squash. The beef stew meat is so tender from slow cooking it, and all the flavours meld together nicely. It's very filling and comforting to have on a fall day. THX. - 30 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was so tasty! I made a few changes though...I used fresh ingredients, substituted celery for the water chestnuts, left out the tapioca and used Marsala wine instead of Burgundy. I browned the beef in a pan first and then put everything into my crockpot and cooked it on low for 5 hours. I served it over egg noodles and my family loved it and went in for seconds! - 02 Sep 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)