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XLR8URLYF rated and reviewed the recipe Classic Beef Stew
Classic Beef Stew
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"I've never made beef stew before, so I went to trusty Betty Crocker, read the happy reviews, and gave it a try. It was easy to put together but I did wonder why the meat wasn't dredged in flour like many recipes I had read. I was concerned about the "gravy" because water doesn't have much flavor, but I was willing to wait for the final product to pass my judgement. I followed the recipe to the "t" but my sauce never got thick. It was grey & watery (& bland). I will say that the stew ingredients had good flavor, and we did eat it (and my husband had seconds), but it was disappointing. I may try it again in the future with beef broth instead of water, and maybe cornstarch instead of the flour/water mixture."
Posted on 2/2/2013
XLR8URLYF rated and reviewed the recipe Chili con Carne
Chili con Carne
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"This has been my exclusive chili recipe for years, with the stained page of my BC Cookbook to prove it, and everyone loves it. I don't understand the comments about this being bland, but maybe it has to do with the tomatoes? I always make a double batch with these adjustments: I use 2 lbs ground turkey instead of beef (less greasy), and I use one 28oz can of *crushed* tomatoes (makes for a thicker, less soupy chili). I get rave reviews every time I make it."
Posted on 10/29/2011
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Posted 2/2/2013 7:38:43 PM REPORT ABUSE
Classic Beef Stew
Classic Beef Stew
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I've never made beef stew before, so I went to trusty Betty Crocker, read the happy reviews, and gave it a try. It was easy to put together but I did wonder why the meat wasn't dredged in flour like many recipes I had read. I was concerned about the "gravy" because water doesn't have much flavor, but I was willing to wait for the final product to pass my judgement. I followed the recipe to the "t" but my sauce never got thick. It was grey & watery (& bland). I will say that the stew ingredients had good flavor, and we did eat it (and my husband had seconds), but it was disappointing. I may try it again in the future with beef broth instead of water, and maybe cornstarch instead of the flour/water mixture.
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Posted 10/29/2011 10:28:23 AM REPORT ABUSE
Chili con Carne
Chili con Carne
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This has been my exclusive chili recipe for years, with the stained page of my BC Cookbook to prove it, and everyone loves it. I don't understand the comments about this being bland, but maybe it has to do with the tomatoes? I always make a double batch with these adjustments: I use 2 lbs ground turkey instead of beef (less greasy), and I use one 28oz can of *crushed* tomatoes (makes for a thicker, less soupy chili). I get rave reviews every time I make it.
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