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Mom’s Secret Recipe Beef Stew

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 110

Why I Love This Recipe

Beef stew: for many of us it's the perfect comfort food. It's no secret among users – this stew is delicious. Nutrient-rich canned tomatoes – great source of vitamins A and C – flavor the savory sauce.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 pounds lean beef, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups baby carrots or 2 cups sliced carrots, 1-inch thick


Toss beef with flour in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high. Heat until hot. Add the beef. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally.

Add tomatoes, broth, onion, pepper and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the beef is just tender.

Add the potatoes and carrots; return to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the beef and vegetables are tender.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 280; Total fat 9g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 510mg; Carbohydrate 28g; Fiber 3g; Protein 23g; Vitamin A 90%DV*; Vitamin C 25%DV; Calcium 6%DV; Iron 15%DV

*Daily Value

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