Harvest Beef Stew

Harvest Beef Stew


"This is a delicious, hearty stew that's perfect for late fall or winter. For the beer, I recommend Sierra Nevada Pale Ale."


2 h servings 1002 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1002 kcal
  • 50%
  • Fat:
  • 62.2 g
  • 96%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 56 g
  • 112%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 791 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat bacon grease in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Combine flour with salt and pepper. Coat beef cubes.
  3. Brown meat in the bacon grease until nicely browned. Remove to a paper towel, and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in the same pot. Cook onions, garlic, carrots, and celery over low heat. Add the vinegar and sugar. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Deglaze the pan by scraping off the food stuck on the bottom of the pot.
  5. Return meat to pot. Pour in beer, then stir in parsnips, turnips, red potatoes, parsley, and bay leaves. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This was a great creation, but it did need modifications for my taste. First, I used a pot since I feel that stews need to sit and cook slowly for optimal flavor and tenderness. Second, since...

I've read the reviews before the attemp and added arrowroot w/Tamari sauce for a thickner;boiled the beer to lose the alcohol before adding to pot, out of celery added two turnips.Just had a bow...

This is truly wonderful!

This is very good, but it's soup not stew.

November 2009. Used mostly fresh ingredients (still) from our eastern Washington garden, cannot go wrong with this recipe!! And its great to thin down with broth for soup during the week.

This was very good, but hubby didn't care for it. Lots of yummy veggies, but the beer added a bitter after taste - maybe a less bitter beer would help (I used the recommended type). It never got...

Excellent taste! I didnt use the bacon drippings, but rather used good olive oil to save the calories/fat. I also forgot the celery, but I didnt notice at all. This stew was YUMMY!

It's great as is! The second time I made it I threw the cooked bacon in too, and used pork instead of beef. YUMMM

I tried this recipe using in a crockpot. I marinated my meat overnight in a combination of beer, worchestershire, soy sauce and garlic. I've been looking forward to it allllll day (the aroma has...