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“I was given this recipe by a good friend of mine at work. It's really fab! Her recipe calls for sirloin, but we have used both skirt steak and brisket, and once, we used plain stew meat. As long as it's lean, it's fine. Her recipe calls for 3 cloves of garlic, and we generally use more just because we're garlic lovers. The beef broth is our addition. It does add to the flavor. Another variation we've tried is to use a bottle of dark beer for part of the liquid.”
3hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onions and celery, finely mince garlic. Cut beef into smallish cubes, removing all visible fat from meat.
  2. Brown beef in olive oil, add onions and celery, saute until soft. Add garlic during the last minute or two.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cover with enough water to cover, (or substitute beef broth, beer as noted above).
  4. Stovetop: Simmer 2-3 hours, adding liquid as necessary.
  5. Slow Cooker: Simmer 6-8 hours or more, adding liquid as necessary.

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