How to make it

  • Cube the steak and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large, heavy pot (I used enameled cast iron).
  • Add the steak and brown on all sides. Remove to a plate.
  • Add the remaining olive oil and bring back to temperature, then add the onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms and peppers.
  • Cook, stirring, for about 15 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  • Add the cauliflower, beans, garlic, fresh tomatoes, corn and potatoes and stir in.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and broth and stir in the salt, cocoa, allspice, cumin, thyme, paprika, Worcestershire, soy sauce, ketchup and tomato paste.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and add back the beef.
  • Partially cover and cook, stirring every hour or so, for 3 hours.
  • Cover the pot completely and cook, stirring every hour or so, for 3 hours.
  • Stir in the peas and Veloutine, bring back to a boil and cook until thickened.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

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  • jo_jo_ba 5 years ago
    Thanks everyone - we lost my grandfather this morning to cancer and the stew in the freezer will likely be a comfort to those in need.
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  • kristopher 5 years ago
    This looks and sounds soooo good. Love beef stew, even do it in the Summer! Wonderful post.
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    Jo Jo,
    You sound like a loving Grandaughter.
    I am quite sure that your Grandma would be pleased and proud of what you have developed and delivered to her in her honor.I am sure that she feels like a very lucky and appreciative Grandma,wherever she may be....even thou you put her into a 'stew' ~ teasing grin ~
    Having the privilege in this span of time to read your recipes,and to realize your talent and gift to the culinary spectrum has been a delight.
    May you continue and thrive in your chosen endeavour.
    Kind Regards
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  • wynnebaer 5 years ago
    Great post and I'm sure a great memory for you to have of your Grandma.
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  • sitbynellie 5 years ago
    lovely recipe! It's mid-June here but it's like February - this sounds very inviting
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  • jo_jo_ba 5 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 216.0
    Total Fat: 5.1 g
    Cholesterol: 24.5 mg
    Sodium: 649.2 mg
    Total Carbs: 29.3 g
    Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
    Protein: 14.9 g
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