Mom's Beef Stew Recipe

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Mom's Beef Stew
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  • 2 lb meaty beef soup bones (beef shanks or short ribs)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 can (28 oz) plum tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 bay leaf , optional
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  1. Place soup bones and water in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Set beef bones aside until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bones; discard bones and return meat to broth. Add the potatoes, carrots, onion, barley, tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and bay leaf if desired. Cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender.
  3. Discard bay leaf. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 10 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 83.7 Kcal (350 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.01g 0%
Sodium 409.62mg 17%
Potassium 343.59mg 7%
Total Carbs 19.62g 7%
Sugars 4.66g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3.18g 13%
Protein 1.79g 4%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 7%
Vitamin A 1mg 32%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 49.8mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 31.3 Kcal (131 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 153.18mg 17%
Potassium 128.48mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.34g 7%
Sugars 1.74g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1.19g 13%
Protein 0.67g 4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 32%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 18.6mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 1
  • 2

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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