Louisiana Beef Stew

Louisiana Beef Stew

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"Beef stew with tomatoes, carrots and raisins, flavored with molasses and served with steamed rice."


2 h 45 m servings 531 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 531 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 57g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 616 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine flour, salt, celery salt, garlic salt, black pepper, and ground ginger in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on to the beef.
  2. Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot on medium-high heat. Add the bacon drippings. Brown the beef in the pot, stirring as necessary. Drain excess fat.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, onions, vinegar, molasses, and water to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Add the carrots and raisins and simmer for an additional 30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Serve with steamed rice.
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  1. 17 Ratings


I'm sorry I'm from Louisiana (bayou counrty)and my mom NEVER put raisins in her beef stew. It just seems very odd to me to title this recipe "Louisiana Beef Stew" when I've been living in Louisi...

Sorry, this just did not work out for me. I found the stew to be too thick - and way too rich and dense. The flavors were really overpowering. It sounded interesting - but my family didn't care ...

I did enjoy this stew very much. It had a very nice flavour & is a change from an everyday stew. I didn't use bacon drippings or raisins. I really liked the sauce & stew poured over rice I pr...

This is a recipe my Mom used to make when I was young. So glad to find it and it is the best -- nice blend of flavors!!!

Excellent - I have cooked professionally for many years and this is a 5* recipe

Best pot roast recipe I've tried so far. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea, just perusing the ingredients, but it came out wonderful. My mom likened it to almost having bar-b-cue. HOWEVER - I ...

This stew did not work well for my family. It was too sweet, and leaves a weird aftertaste in my mouth. The only good thing I can say about it is that the thickness of the soup was nice.

Wow! This is the BEST stew ever!! I only had to make a couple of substitutions because of what I had on hand: added 3 small parsnips, less carrots, regular vinegar and red wine (combined to make...

Tasty, pretty simple, accepts substitutions well.