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Southern Beef Stew

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We have been making this Southern Beef Stew for about 40 years. It has always been a family favorite.


  • 1 1/2 lbs stewing beef
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour for dredging meat
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 whole onion diced into large pieces
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 4-5 large potatoes diced into large pieces

Directions :

  1. Dredge pieces of beef in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Brown beef on all sides.
  4. Place beef in a Dutch oven and add enough water to barely cover meat.
  5. Bring to a boil then lower heat to low and simmer covered at least 2 hours or until tender.
  6. Add carrot, onion, peas and potatoes.
  7. Add enough water to barely cover vegetables.
  8. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  9. At this point I remove the lid and let it simmer a few minutes
  10. longer or until it starts to thicken.
  11. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking.
  12. This is good served with hot biscuits and homemade apple sauce.
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