Beef Stew – THM-Style

Have you ever thought of eating a radish, like it was a potato? No, me either. That is… until a few weeks ago, when I heard from a friend that it turned out really good. So… I tried it myself.  Of course, I didn't follow the exact rules of THM (Trim Healthy Mama), because I added regular beef gravy, instead of making my own with an approved thickener.  I'm kinda lazy like that and I've never had a good experience with Xanthan Gum yet.  I'm also slow on the "let's experiment with this new product", because I'm always afraid I'll mess it up and then, well… there goes that meal.  Ha!

Regardless… here's my beef stew which not only surprised me, but my family.  They loved it.  Well… everyone except my daughter who won't eat anything I make unless its mac n' cheese or rice.  crying

Beef Stew – THM-Style, Mostly

1 onion chopped

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1 large scoop minced garlic, out of jar (or 3 cloves freshly minced)

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2 carrots, sliced (or more if you like carrots.  My family doesn't like cooked carrots much.)

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2 pkgs beef stew meat, browned

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3 large pkgs radishes, cleaned and trimmed of whiskers (image shows only one pkg)

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To this, add garlic powder, onion powder, beef soup base and water (or beef stock), salt and pepper.  Of course, you can also add any other veggies you like.  I happened to have some cauliflower that needed to be used up, so I threw it in.

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Boil stew for about 2 hours over medium heat, until radishes have become light pink or almost white.  Turn down heat to low, add 2 jars of premade beef gravy, powdered gravy that's been lightly mixed with water or a THM approved gravy slurry.  Simmer another 15 minutes.

Serve!

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