Balsamic Beef Stew

From the muscular shoulder section, beef chuck is a tougher cut of meat that is ideal for stewing. It becomes delectably tender with long, slow cooking.
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Review 1 for Balsamic Beef Stew
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PieInTheSky
California
March 16, 2011
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Terrific Tender and Flavorful
March 16, 2011
I couldn't find an exact recipe for the Irish stew I was planning to make, so I adjusted this one and it worked perfectly!
I simply exchanged beer for wine, halved the vinegar, and also since I didn't have any beef broth I used vegetable stock and put in 1 Tablespoon of beef demi-glace.
The meat was tender and falling apart, the broth was not thin or watery, but very flavorful. Add any other veggies like mushrooms or celery or peas and that works great too! Or fix it with soda bread like I did!!!
Review 2 for Balsamic Beef Stew
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DrJenny
Novi, MI
August 7, 2010
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Easy, Hearty Stew
August 7, 2010
I made this stew a few nights ago for my parents and myself. I found it very easy to prepare and it was enjoyed by all. I made the stew in my Dutch oven. However, I found that the cooking time took a lot longer than the recipe specifies. When braising the stewing meat, I would suggest putting the stew on medium low, as after the 2 hours were up and I tasted the stew, it seemed as though it was barely warm. I ended up putting the Dutch oven on a medium to medium low stovetop setting to cook the potatoes and carrots, and even on this setting, it took longer than 30 minutes to get them to soften. Once I turned up the heat and let the stew go longer, everything ended up turning out fine and the flavors were really nice. The balsamic gave it a nice finish. Just leave yourself extra time if you are making for guests as you might need it like I did.
Review 3 for Balsamic Beef Stew
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Rouse
Toronto, ON
April 30, 2010
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Delicious!!!!!!
April 30, 2010
This stew is perfectly balanced. I make it on my stovetop and it turns out great! The splash of balsamic at the end adds a great hit of flavour. Perfect for cold winter day.