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French Country Beef Stew
Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 1 Hr. 50 Min.
What you need:
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+ 2-1/2 lb. beef for stew, cut into 1-in. pieces
+ 2 c. water
+ 1 pkg. (.9 to 1.68 oz.) dry vegetable soup mix
+ 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 2-in. pieces
+ 8 oz. mushrooms, cut in half
+ 2 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 c. water
+ salt and pepper
What to do:
1. Combine beef, water and soup mix in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hrs. or until beef is fork-tender.
2. Add asparagus and mushrooms to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 4-5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cornstarch mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 1 min. stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Nutritional information:
Calories: 242;   Total Fat: 9g;   Saturated Fat: 3g;   Cholesterol: 76mg;   Total Carbs: 11g;   Fiber: 2g;   Sodium: 177mg;  
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Reviewed by Jericarol on January 26, 2012 at 01:51 PM
We liked this recipe. My husband who does not like "stew" says we can have this any time. Easy to make. We added very small potatoes cut in half as shown in the photo but not in the ingrediants. Cost came to about $2.39 per seving.