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Old 03-23-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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Best way to make beef stew??

What kind of beef and other goodies do you use????

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Old 03-23-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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I use chuck roast for stew meat....Lots of onions and potatoes...Not many carrots unless they are cooked seperately and drained. Sometimes a sweet potato can be good. What about you grandpa?
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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I use chuck roast for stew meat....Lots of onions and potatoes...Not many carrots unless they are cooked seperately and drained. Sometimes a sweet potato can be good. What about you grandpa?
My wife and i use Filet, carrots,garlic,onion and potatoes added with beef broth...i like your idea of a sweet pototo
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Filet? I just "knock the moo off" and eat that as is! I save the chuck for stew beef.
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Filet? I just "knock the moo off" and eat that as is! I save the chuck for stew beef.

it just seems everytime my wife and i used any other kind of meat for the stew the meat was tough
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it just seems everytime my wife and i used any other kind of meat for the stew the meat was tough
Try cutting up some chuck roast into nice bite size pieces...browning them for flavor...and simmering (not boiling) Given time it will melt in your mouth. Get the meat tender before adding your veggies so ya want over cook them into mush!
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Try cutting up some chuck roast into nice bite size pieces...browning them for flavor...and simmering (not boiling) Given time it will melt in your mouth. Get the meat tender before adding your veggies so ya want over cook them into mush!
thanks uncle bob...i will give that a try
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it just seems everytime my wife and i used any other kind of meat for the stew the meat was tough
And you've used chuck roast meat? Can you cook a chuck roast and have the meat fork tender?
What's your cooking method for making stew?

BTW, I do the same as UB except lighter on the onions and heavier on the carrots
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And you've used chuck roast meat? Can you cook a chuck roast and have the meat fork tender?
What's your cooking method for making stew?

BTW, I do the same as UB except lighter on the onions and heavier on the carrots
well before we retired we just used the old crock pot and still do but no matter what kind of meat we used it was tough but now i will talk to the wife and try these metods out
thanks everyone...oh iam in cooking trainingso be kind
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Grampa, ya just have to simmer chuck long enough to be tender- good flavor beef. I always simmer my chuck roast or cut into stew meat until fork tender - be patient. Roast 2 1/2 hrs. or till fork tender. Yum
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