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."

Ingredients 2 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 1002 cals

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  • 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

The Green One

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 am not a beer drinker, I used about 1 and a half bottles, and not the entire 2. To go with the theme of the season, I used Samuel Adams October-fest Ale. Second, there was something missing from flavor, so to jazz it up a bit I added a few beef bullion packets and a 1/2 of cup of Worcestershire sauce - that perfected it for me for flavor. Finally, I agree with most of the other posters that it was not thick enough and too soupy so I did thicken it with some cornstarch - that was it! I will make this again, but with the additional modifications I did. :)


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 bowl very tasty.and today its freezing outside & windy.Will keep this one it the recipe box .Thanks Only 4 stars because i don't eat much meat.


This is truly wonderful!