Sharing a family-favorite today. GranDe is the resident cook in the Elleard household, but Papa Sam has a few classics too, and this is one of them. We've made it a couple times ourselves, most recently this Sunday. It's perfect for a cold, rainy day.
Papa Sam's Beef Stew
Serves 6-8 people
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 2-3 hours
1 ½lbs sirloin beef tips (trim & cut to ¾ in size)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 beef stew seasoning pack
1 can campbell’s cajun stewed tomatoes, slightly blended
1 can French onion soup
2 cans French style green beans, liquid removed
1 can small white navy beans, include liquid
6 large organic carrots, peeled and diced
3 small potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 medium white onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 teaspoon of lite salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
garlic powder, to taste
1 tablespoon Italian spice
1 oz worcestershire sauce
8 oz Cabernet Sauvignon vino
4 cups H2O, as needed
First, ice down or chill your favorite adult beverage.
Heat olive oil in 2¼ qt. Dutch oven.
Add beef and lightly brown.
Spice meat with garlic powder only to taste while browning.
Add French onion soup and 2 cans H2O to meat, stir.
Add beef stew seasoning pack, stir.
Add veggies. Holding back potatoes and navy beans.
Add wine and all other spices and seasonings.
Add 2 cans water as needed to just cover the "fix-un’s."
Bring to a "bodacious boil" then simmer, stirring every other beverage or so.
Add potatoes and navy beans last hour or so of cook time.
Cook for “awhile,” or 2-3 hours until ready.
Note: Can be cooked in Crook Pot “But no stirring during beverage selection”
I hope you enjoy as much as we do! It's a family favorite.