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Elaine’s Stew

I made this stew and it smelled heavenly. It tasted divine :-) I also made dumplings which go very well with it.


  • 1 box of beef broth (I use the reduced sodium beef broth)
  • 1 c. red wine (optional but it does add a nice flavour)
  • 9 c. water
  • 1 large package of stewing beef
  • 10 stalks of celery (in 1/2 inch slices)
  • 1 bag of baby carrots (time-saver)
  • 1 bag Europe’s Best potatoes (time-saver)
  • 3 yellow onions (cut in 1/8′s)
  • 1 medium leeks (in 1/4 inch slices)
  • 2 220 g. container of sliced mushrooms (time-saver)
  • 1 can chick peas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tsp No Salt (you can use salt but since I don’t use it, you’ll have to add a little and do a taste test until it’s just right – remember there’s still salt in the broth)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


In a large pot, add olive oil and beef. Brown the beef over medium-high heat then add wine. Bring to a boil and add remainder of ingredients starting with the broth. Boil for 1 hour or until all vegetables are fully cooked. Remove bay leaves and serve hot.