Beef Stew (Dairy and Egg Free!)

This is the beef stew I grew up with. It makes me feel warm and happy and well loved. It gives me flashbacks of working in the kitchen with my mom. Very sweet memories. In short, I LOVE this dish, and I hope you will too 🙂 Oh, and by the way, it’s dairy and egg free!

Beef Stew

You will need:

  • 1 Package Stew Meat (about 1.5 pounds) Or 1 round steak, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • about 4 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 or 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cans mushrooms or 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can beef consumme
  • worcestishire sauce to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • mason jar of water

Directions:

  1. In dutch oven, brown onion and stew meat/cubed beef over medium heat in about 1 tablespoon of oil of your choice, or soy margarine.
  2. Put flour, a bit of worchestishire sauce and water in pint sized mason jar or equivalent, and shake vigorously.
  3. Add consumme to the browned beef and onion mixture and pour the flour/water concoction through a sieve into the pot to eliminate lumps.
  4. Add veggies and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake in 350F oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Bread Bowls

I used {this} bread recipe to make the bread bowls. Instead of completing the cycle in the bread machine I set it on the dough setting and when it was completed, divided the dough into four balls. I put the dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet, covered, and let rise for about 45 minutes. Then I poked them in the oven with the stew for about 30 minutes (but check them, don’t want them to burn!) After they’ve cooled, slice about 1/2 an inch off the top of the round, and remove the innards of the bread. I left about 1/2 an inch of bread lining to make the bowl, worked perfectly. You can save the innards to make bread crumbs if you’d like. Fill the bowls with the yummy stew and you have yourself a lovely and totally edible presentation.

Growing up, we ate this dish on hot biscuits. Either choice is quite yummy 🙂

And there you have it. Amazingly simple, hearty, and absolutely delicious!

Have a very happy day!

~Lindsey

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