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Old 10-25-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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To refresh your memory this stew is made with boneless chicken, lima beans, corn, tomatoes, and tomato paste. The recipe is okay. I found that there was too much tomato for me. If I left out the tomato paste, could I use cornstarch as a thickner instead and if so how much?

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Old 10-25-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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I would recommend flour rather than corn starch. Corn starch will lose its thickening power when you reheat.

Mix a slurry of flour and water and add some to the stew. Bring it to a boil and check the thickness. if necessary, add some more of the slurry and boil. Keep stirring the slurry as it will separate quickly.
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I would recommend flour rather than corn starch. Corn starch will lose its thickening power when you reheat.

Mix a slurry of flour and water and add some to the stew. Bring it to a boil and check the thickness. if necessary, add some more of the slurry and boil. Keep stirring the slurry as it will separate quickly.
what ratio of flour to water do you use for your slurry?
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