Monday, November 21, 2011

Beef Stew Italian Style


          My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. There was
          nothing better than coming home from school on a cold Fall day and seeing a big
          pot of stew sitting on the stove waiting for me. It now is my oldest daughters
          favorite meal.
       
         2 pounds of stew meat - cut into chunks
         1/2 cup italian dressing
         2 cups water
         2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
         1 can beef broth
         1 ( 14.5) ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
         1 ( 8 oz) can tomato sauce
         2 garlic cloves, minced
         1 bay leaf
         1 teaspoon salt and pepper
         2 teaspoons italian seasoning
         7 potatoes, diced
         6 carrots, diced
         1 onion, chopped
         1 cup of frozen peas
         1 cup fresh or frozen corn
         1 cup frozen green beans
         3 tablespoons all purpose flour
         3 tablespoons cold water

          1) In a dutch oven-brown meat in salad dressing over medium heat. Add the next 9
          ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat - cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours
          until meat is tender. Add potatoes, carrots and onion. Cover and simmer until the
          vegetables are tender about 45 min. Combine flour and cold water until smooth,
          stir into the stew. Add the peas, corn and green beans. Cook and stir until thicker
          or until frozen veggies are cooked through.

39 comments:

  1. yum! soup just screams fall/winter to me. perfection :)

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  2. This totally reminds me of something my mom would make. I am going to show this to her when I see her tomorrow!

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  3. yum!! i can't wait to try this once our weather cools off a bit. yes, it is the week of thanksgiving and 80 degrees here today. boo.

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  4. o.O I think I just drooled on my keyboard. Is it weird when I think soup is gorgeous? Because it is, this one in particular. And that bowl? Where on earth did you get that beauty?! ~Megan

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  5. This looks sooo good.

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  6. Love this set of pictures, this would hit the spot today since the weather is so chilly.

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  7. This would have been perfect for the rainy day yesterday! Love soups. Pretty pics!

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  8. OH yum...super hearty soup for this time of year! :)

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  9. My hubby loves beef stew and I love the idea of putting an Italian twist on it! I have a horrible cold and this sounds just perfect right now...could you just fedex it to me? :-)
    Vanessa

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  10. Soup is amazing this time of year and I love a good family recipe. It feels good to make something for your loved ones that you enjoyed so much growing up.

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  11. YUM!! Look like "cozy" food to me :)

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  12. I wish I could smell that stew through the computer! It looks soo soo good!

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  13. yum beef stew is amazing especially with the weather we had yesterday. i need a HUGE bowl of that!

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  14. That looks so tasty, I could use a big bowl right now.

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  15. Looks so good...if only it wasn't 80 degrees here I might really enjoy it! :)

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  16. Beef Stew is my husband's favorite! I will have to make this soon!

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  17. beautiful stew Val. looks divine

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  18. So funny- I was just telling someone how much I love my Moms beef stew! I need to make this

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  19. just stumbled across your blog. LOVE IT ALL! Where in New England did you grow up? I did, as well, and am an aspiring blogger amongst other things. best of luck.

    www.awayoflifeyoulove.blogspot.com

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  20. Mmm this looks amazing and much like something my mom makes - I still get that warm feeling when I come home to it!!

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  21. yummy....I'm all about soups now that the cold weather is coming and this sounds so satisfying! (I know you don't miss these N.E. winters you lucky thing!)
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Val!! Thanks for sharing another wonderful "must-try" recipe!!

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  22. I love any type of soup or stew, especially this time of year! This one looks so rich and yummy. I think I'll give it a try after Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for sharing a family recipe :)

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  23. I am so in the mood for yum soups, this looks great~

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  24. I love hearty stews like this in the fall/winter. Makes me feel all full and warm inside.

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  25. This looks delicious! I don't have a beef stew recipe. I like that there's Italian dressing in it!

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  26. Oh! It seem delicious... well done my dear!
    Have a nice day!

    (www.the-parisienne.com)

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  27. so hearty and delicious! i love that it has italian dressing in it!

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  28. Sounds yummy and warm for the cold weather coming our way! I love the bowl/plate too!

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  29. this sounds amazing! seems like something that would freeze well too!

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  30. I just woke up to a cool, gloomy morning and when I saw that photo of the beef stew I thought immediately that is what I want for breakfast. =) Yum!

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  31. this is wonderful and what a great Mum you are love it

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  32. pretty sure I am now craving this- wait let me see..... YUP! Craving it NOW! I am thinking Italian style beef stew is definitely the way to go. forget my way I am doing it this way next time!

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  33. sounds delicious! and that bowl is too cute.

    happy thanksgiving :)

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  34. This looks yummy and comforting. This reminds me of the delicious soup they serve at Olive Garden.

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love stews and this is the perfect time of year for them. This looks hearty and warming. Thx for sharing!

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