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Hi everyone I'm new to countryside online, have been checking in every so often to see what's new ! I'm from southern Iowa , and we've just butchered a beef I usually have 25 to 30 lbs of canning (stew) meat. This time i would like to can some stew, was wondering if anyone has an easy beef stew recipe they would like to share!
-- Debi (email@example.com), January 12, 2001
Debi, welcome to Countryside, this is the recipe that I use, hope it helps. I will normally have to can about 4 cases of this to make it thru the winter. My family loves being able to just open up a jar when they want something warm. If you have any questions just e-mail me. Good Luck. God Bless. 5Lbs beef cubed 1 1/2 qts of baby carrots 2 c celery 3 c chopped onions 3 qts cubed potatoes 1 pint of corn 1 pint green beans 1 1/2 tbls salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 thyme Cut meat into cubes lightly cover with flour, have a large kettle with a little cooking oil in the bottom just enought to brown the meat, when cooking oil is hot place floured meat in and brown add vegies and seasoning cover with boiling water and simmer 25 min, Pack hot in hotjars, leaving 1 inch head space, remove all air bubbles adjust caps, process pints 1 hour and quarts 1 hour and 15 min at 10 pounds pressure makes out 8 qts or so.
-- tracy emily in TN (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2001.
For beef stew, I cut some beef into small bite sized pieces and brown them in some oil.
Next I add some cut up tomatoes, usually from a one gallon can of them. (#10 I think.) To this I add a little water, some boullion cubes, freshly ground black pepper, a few bay leaves, some worcestershire sauce or Kitchen Bouquet, and sometimes a dash of smoke flavoring
To this base I add dehydrated onions and let simmer while I prepare the rest of the vegetables.
I clean and slice celery on the diagonal, pare and diagonally slice carrots and set aside.
I dice potatoes in 3/8 to 1/2 inch size and add to the base. I usually go ahead and add the celery and carrots at this time as well.
After the above has simmered a while I add any or all of the following, it just depends on my mood at the time; cabbage, turnips, frozen corn, frozen lima beans, frozen green beans, frozen peas, and pearled barley. Maybe even some rice.
Sometimes I use out of the pot for a meal or two, then add new ingredients for a different flavor. BTW, I do add salt to taste after the boullion has had a chance to disperse it's flavor.
-- Notforprint (Not@thekeyboard.com), January 12, 2001.
Thankyou so much for the recipe's I think I will try them both they sound so good !! We just love canned beef,especially beef and noodles and stew, would just like to have something i can open and heat up when we come in late from choreing. Thanks again!!!!
-- Debi (email@example.com), January 13, 2001.