Easy Breezy Recipes

Basic Beef Stew With Flaky Biscuit Topping Like Grandma Used to Make!

Author: Grandma Linda

Beef stew is the perfect meal when you need something you don't have to "watch" constantly, when the weather is cool, or when you just have a longing for "meat and potatoes". This recipe is one from my vintage recipe collection. It was an old newspaper clipping I found in my mother's recipe box after she passed away. Give it a try. You have your meat, veggies, and bread all in one dish.


1/4 cup corn oil

2 lbs boneless lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion

5 cups water

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

6 medium carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces

3 potatoes, peeled and quartered

1 cup thinly sliced celery

1 (10-oz) pkg frozen peas

1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup water

Flaky Biscuits (recipe follows)

In large saucepot, heat corn oil over medium heat. Add beef, half at a time; brown on all sides, turning frequently, about 5 minutes. Add onion; stir frequently for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in water and seasonings. Bring to boil; cover, reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes. Add vegetables; cover and cook 30 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender. Restir cornstarch-water mixture; stir into stew. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat; boil 1 minute. Place biscuits on top of stew. Place uncovered in 450 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.

Serves 6.

Flaky Biscuit Topping: In mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups unsifted flour, 3 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp salt. Stir in 1/3 cup corn oil with fork or pastry cutter. Add 2/3 cup milk; mix until dough forms. Gently knead on lightly floured surface 15 to 20 times. Divide into 6 biscuits.


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About the Author

Grandma Linda is a collector of vintage recipes. She enjoys sharing these old-time recipes with others who may be searching for them. Visit her blog at http://grandmasvintagerecipes.blogspot.com She is a diabetic and has a website where she shares diabetic recipes and information with her fellow diabetics. Go to http://diabeticenjoyingfood.squarespace.com