No-Peek Beef Stew

Apr 13, 2005 by Andrew Crawley | 0 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 3+ hrs.
  • Serves: 5

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  • 2-3lbs stewing meat Here we have two packages of stew meat from Walmart. I decided to spring for the "Extra Lean" kind because I didn't feel like trimming fat off the meat all day.
  • 3-5 Potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 pkg (2 lbs or so) carrots
  • 3-4 stalks Celery
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp barley
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Step 1

The chunks of meat are too large as they are, so each piece got cut into two or three smaller chunks.


Step 2

Chop the potatoes into small cubes. I used about 6 potatoes total.


Step 3

Prepare the carrots by chopping off both ends.


Step 4

Chop the carrots into small disks. I chopped the largest disks into semicircles to avoid a potential choking hazard.


Step 5

Next, prepare the celery by chopping off the white part at the base of the stalk, and everything after the joint at the top.


Step 6

Split each stalk in half lengthwise...


Step 7

... then dice into small pieces.


Step 8

Now we combine everything into our large pot. My oven won't hold a large pot, so I'm using a large cooker. First, we add the meat...


Step 9

... followed by the potatoes ...


Step 10

... carrots ...


Step 11

... celery ...


Step 12

... and everything else. In this picture, the diced up onion is in the upper right, the tomato sauce in the lower right, the barley in the lower left, and the spices (marjoram, thyme, sage, salt, pepper, and sugar) in the upper left.


Step 13

Mix everything together.


Step 14

Cover the pot with tin foil.


Step 15

This is the part where you'd put the pot in your oven, but I just set the cooker for 250F.


Step 16

After 5 or 6 hours, the stew should look like this. I recommend eating it with biscuits, by which I mean those bready roll things, not "wickets" or whatever "biscuit" means in England.

Now that you have learned how to make no-peek beef stew, please be sure to view these other beef recipes. Also, you will love these American recipes.


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