Posted 2/2/2013 7:38:43 PM
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.