Louisiana Beef Stew

Louisiana Beef Stew

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    2 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 45 m
Recipe by  MaryLee

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

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  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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SoUtHeRn BeLLe

SoUtHeRn BeLLe

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 Louisiana my whole life and have never eaten a stew with raisins in it..



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 for it.

tracy m.

tracy m.

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 prepared in a rice cooker.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 531 cal
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 57 g
  • 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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