Patchwork Stew

This long-cooking stew is the perfect make-ahead meal to prepare when you want to spend an afternoon of uninterrupted quilting time and still have a delicious meal to put on the supper table. 

The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.

2 pounds lean beef stew meat
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups chopped potatoes
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1-1/2 cups tomato juice

Cut the beef into bite-size pieces. Spray a roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Layer the beef in the bottom of the pan. Add layers of onion, celery, water chestnuts, carrots and potatoes in the order listed. Mix the salt, sugar and tapioca together, and sprinkle over the layers. Pour the tomato juice over all. Bake, tightly covered, at 250 degrees for 4 hours. May omit the celery and double the amount of water chestnuts.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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2 Responses to Patchwork Stew

  1. Nancy LaVenture says:

    The beef stew recipe looks WONDERFUL!! I will try it very soon!! Thanks

  2. Linda Macdonald says:

    Sound so good!!… I’m going to make this beef stew in my Crock Pot today! and then I can forget it till dinner time! Well I better go to my red sewing house and get started on my quilting. 8<………..8<………..8<………..clip…..clip…..clip……8<.

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