2 lbs. stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 T. butter
1/4 c. flour
2 c. water
1 c. apple cider
1/2 c. steak sauce
2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
3 medium potatoes, peeled & cubed
3 medium carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (15 oz.) can cut green beans, drained
In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown beef in butter. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in water, cider and steak sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat; stir in thyme, pepper and bay leaf. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 2 hours. Add potatoes, carrots, onions and beans. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving.
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Tips: This was a tasty stew with a unique flavor thanks to the apple cider. It was a tiny bit on the sweet side so I would suggest not increasing the apple cider if you need more liquid but using more water or some of the liquid from the can of green beans. I also used Country Bob's Sauce (which is a good sauce) but next time I think I'll stick with A-1 because it is less sweet. I love making Baking Soda Biscuits when ever I make stew. If this beef stew isn't quite what you're looking for, check out Beef & Veggie Stew, French Beef Stew or Easy Beef Stew.
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