Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

55 mins (prep 15, cooking 40)
16 ingredients
4 servings
The original recipe comes from my Pressured Cook cookbook, however I've made modifications. It can be prepared in a pressure cooker, crock pot or on the stove top. The key is to use good quality beef and cook until it is 'meltingly' tender. Also don't take any shortcuts. . . follow the directions and brown the meat properly, it really does intensify the flavor. If you are planning to freeze a portion of this stew, cook only the amount of potatoes you need for immediate use, they don't freeze well. Passive work time is calculated using a pressure cooker. Additional time needed for crock pot or stove top preparation. UPDATE: Recently made in the crock-pot and instead of putting the potatoes and carrots in with the meat, I tossed them with about a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkled with thyme and wrapped in aluminum foil; placed on top of the meat in the crock-pot. About an hour before serving, stirred the veggies into the stew.

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Serving Size (323.26 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 529.05 Calories from Fat 337.77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37.53g 230.93%
Saturated Fat 15.21g 304.1%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 130.98mg 174.64%
Sodium 1121.95mg 186.99%
Total Carbohydrate 10.14g 13.52%
Dietary Fiber 1.28 g 20.44%
Sugars 2.77 g %
Protein 36.46g 291.65%
Vitamin A 423.16IU% Vitamin C 3.38mg%
Calcium 30.37mg% Iron 4.62mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ground pepper, large, dry red wine, large, dried thyme leaves, large, large carrots, stalks celery