Classic Beef Stew Recipe with Ketchup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Classic American
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Serves: 12
A classic American Beef Stew with a savory secret ingredient! * If you don't like ketchup, don't let this recipe scare you. It tastes nothing like what you are expecting. It is awesome!
  • 2 -3 lbs stew meat cut into big bite size pieces
  • 3 - 4 lbs potatoes cut into big bite size pieces
  • 1 bag carrots peeled and cut into big bite size pieces
  • 1 bunch celery cut into big bite size pieces
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot on med high heat add 4 cups of vegetable stock (or water). Add carrots, celery, potatoes, garlic and onion.
  2. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  3. Coat meat with flour and brown in large pan with a little oil. Add to vegetable mixture.
  4. Cover with a lid and let this simmer for about an hour or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Add ketchup and simmer for another hour.
  6. About 10 minutes before serving add a bag of frozen peas.
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