Recipe of the Week: Retreat Beef Stew

The following recipe for Retreat Beef Stew is from SurvivalBlog reader John M.  He says: ‘The best stew I have ever tasted or made in over 50 years of cooking.”

  • 3 lbs lean hamburger
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 3 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 8 med yellow potatoes
  • 1 diced med onion
  • 4 med carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon A1 steak sauce
  • 6 tablespoons salt (or less, to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons of yellow mustard
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the hamburger
  2. When about halfway browned, add finely diced onion, and garlic.
  3. When fully browned, add beef broth and cook about 10 minutes on med heat.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and most of the spices.
  5. Cook for another 2 hours. (The secret is to not allow the stew to boil.)
  6. Add additional spices (to taste) and cook on low heat for another hour.

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