Cracker Barrel Beef Stew Recipe

Comfort food is one thing, on which no one can compromise as it knows no season. If you crave it, you have to make it no matter what. You can make the cracker barrel beef stew either in the slow cooker or in the instant pot as it takes lesser time.

The key to a great taste of the stew is browning the beef tossed in the flour. The cooking of beef in flour is the legit step that makes the base of this dish and the flavor also begins to develop from the same step. You must give a try to this masterpiece as it has been a part of my main course menu for many months.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound stewing beef, medium-sized cubes
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Half cup flour
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 5 carrots peeled and cubed2 large turnips cubed
  • 1-quart high-quality beef stock
  • 1 beef bouillon
  • 3 springs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup peas

Instructions to make Cracker Barrel Beef Stew

  1. Add pinches of salt and pepper to the flour and mix well. Coat the meat with the flour and set it aside.
  2. Take a large pot and add oil to it. Heat the oil. In the heated oil fry the floured beef and also add the leftover flour to the pot.
  3. Stir well and make sure that the flour and the meat do not burn. Cook them together nicely. Take the cooked meat out on a plate.
  4. Then in a frying pan after heating a tablespoon of oil, saute the onion until it gets soft.
  5. After frying the onion add the cooked meat to it. In the same step add all the rest of the veggies including potatoes, turnips, and carrots.
  6. Then put in thyme and also pour some ketchup. Don’t forget to add the stock.
  7. Stir until all the products are well combined.
  8. Let the mixture sizzle for one and a half hours and stir occasionally.
  9. Then in the end add the pea, sometime before serving.

FAQs?

How to thicken the beef stew?

You can thicken your beef stew by stirring the butter in it. Rather than that you should prepare a paste by mixing butter, flour, and corn starch. Add the paste to the stew, stir and cook for 20 minutes to get the thickened stew.

How much thick beef stew should be?

The beef stew should not be extraordinarily thick. You should avoid adding too much corn starch or flour. Keep the moderate consistency of the stew.

Cracker Barrel Beef Stew Recipe
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Cracker Barrel Beef Stew Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound stewing beef medium-sized cubes
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Half cup flour
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes cubed
  • 5 carrots peeled and cubed2 large turnips cubed
  • 1- quart high-quality beef stock
  • 1 beef bouillon
  • 3 springs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup peas

Instructions

  • Add pinches of salt and pepper to the flour and mix well. Coat the meat with the flour and set it aside.
  • Take a large pot and add oil to it. Heat the oil. In the heated oil fry the floured beef and also add the leftover flour to the pot.
  • Stir well and make sure that the flour and the meat do not burn. Cook them together nicely. Take the cooked meat out on a plate.
  • Then in a frying pan after heating a tablespoon of oil, saute the onion until it gets soft.
  • After frying the onion add the cooked meat to it. In the same step add all the rest of the veggies including potatoes, turnips, and carrots.
  • Then put in thyme and also pour some ketchup. Don’t forget to add the stock.
  • Stir until all the products are well combined.
  • Let the mixture sizzle for one and a half hours and stir occasionally.
  • Then in the end add the pea, sometime before serving.

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