Ginny’s Beef Stew

You asked for it.
I delivered.
Mom lives on.


2-2 1/2 lbs. Chuck (for stew, lean)
2 – jars (or cans) of Onions, plus the juice
2 – jars (or cans) of Carrots, plus the juice
2-3 lbs. Potatoes, skinned, cubed and microwaved for 7-9 minutes
2- cans of tomato soup
1- can of Beef Consomme
opt. tarragon, Worcestershire sauce, ground clove, basil (my touch)

Saute beef in butter until brown.
Add onions, carrots, water (or beef consomme) to cover beef. (don’t worry about adding too much liquid, it cooks off)
Simmer all for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
Add potatoes and cook for 3/4 of an hour or until beef is tender (and potatoes!)
Add the tomato soup and heat through.
Serve with a nice, warm and crusty loaf of bread and a glass of aged Merlot and see a sliver of heaven. Nice.


ps. any questions regarding the recipe, email me.

12 thoughts on “Ginny’s Beef Stew

  1. Man, this looks like heaven on a cold Sunday afternoon. Definitely on my list of thinks to try…and devour.

    A cold Sunday afternoon will kill a pot of the stuff.


  2. It is so cold outside, that a recipe like this sounds wonderfully inviting!! Thank you for the post, and have a wonderful day! The Happy Nutritionist

    I’m a bit scared that a nutritionist is visiting my blog.
    There’s some not-so-nutritional stuff here. 😉
    Thanks, Claudia.
    Stop by again.


    only one thing…how much is in jars of onions and carrots? we have carrots in cans, but not onions i’m afraid…
    and the other thing is, it’s summer here so i’ll either have to cook it late one night when it cools down {assuming it does} or wait a while…i hate waiting so it may be a late night session…
    wonderful idea to post things like this…good thinking batman

    Around here they’re roughly 14oz cans (& glass jars).
    Onions are readily available in glass jars while carrots are in cans.
    My mom used to like using the liquid from the cans (& glass jars).
    Find what you can and go crazy.
    And If I’m Batman, you MUST be Catwoman . . .


  4. I made stew on Sunday. Except I substituted wine for tomato soup, and used fresh carrots and onions. Damn it turned out good! My f-i-l had several helpings and couldn’t stop about how delicious it was. “Best meal you ever made” was the rating given by the hubs. Thanks!

    I could never get the wine to fly around here but it sounds wonderful.
    My mom’s spirit is smiling.


  5. This sounds positively delicious.

    The perfect dish to enjoy with a side of reflection.

    “a side of reflection”
    Hmmm, I like that.


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