Amish Inspired Beef Stew

Amish Inspired Beef Stew (My personal variation) by Patricia Davids


2 pounds beef stew meat cubed (I usually use a full roast. Buying a roast is usually less expensive than pre-cut stew meat)
1 Tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups water
2 cups beef broth or beef stock
1 cup tomato sauce (or 1 small can)
1 diced tomato
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
6 carrots, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
6 potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
1 ½ cups cut green beans (or 1 can cut green beans)
1 can sweet cornel corn (optional)
1/4 head of fresh green cabbage, rough cut (optional)
½ cup cold water mixed with ¼ cup flour (Used at end to thicken the stew)-substitution: ½ packet of brown gravy mix

Stovetop: In deep large quart pot, brown beef cubes until all sides are browned. Add water and beef stock to meat. Add salt, pepper, and garlic. Simmer for 30-45 min. Simmer beef longer if you have a tougher cut of meat.

Add diced tomato, tomato sauce, onion, carrots and potatoes. Continue to simmer for 2 ½-3 hours. Add fresh cabbage, corn and green beans the last 20-30 min of cook time. I usually add when my potatoes are just shy of being cooked through. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is also great for the crockpot! After browning the meat, I add everything (except the corn, cabbage, and green beans) to the crockpot and cook on low for about 5 hours. I add the last ingredients about an hour before I plan to serve dinner.

USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.

An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn’t until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.

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2 thoughts on “Amish Inspired Beef Stew (My personal variation) by Patricia Davids

  1. Going to try this weekend! Sounds warm… and yummy! Thank…very much for sharing! 🌝🍜 I am from the East, but yesterday and today it’s been snowing in Las Vegas, A Great Amish/Patricia Twist Beef Stew is DEFINATELY in order! ❤

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