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Apple Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 55 min.

Makes

4 servings

Just about everyone has a recipe they know by heart. Well, this is mine. It's easy because all the ingredients (except the salt) are in measurements of two.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cut into wedges

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, brown beef in butter. Add onions; cook until lightly browned. Sprinkle with flour and salt. Gradually add water and apple juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Place the bay leaves, allspice and cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
  4. Add carrots and apples; cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or until the meat, carrots and apples are tender. Discard spice bag. Thicken if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 526 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 46g protein.

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