Pumpkin Harvest Beef Stew

Serves: 6

By the time the stew is done simmering and a batch of bread finishes baking, the house smells absolutely wonderful.

Yield: 6 servings
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1 tablespoon canola oil
1 beef top round steak (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups 1-1/2 cubed peeled pie pumpkin or sweet potatoes
3 small red potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup cubed acorn squash
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomato, undrained
2 bay leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches; remove with a slotted spoon to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the pumpkin, potatoes, squash and onion. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove bay leaves. In a small bowl, mix water and flour until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until liquid is thickened. Yield: 6 servings.

Source: tasteofhome.com

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