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Sunday
Nov282010

Lexie's Stew Seasoning & Creative Whip Winner

Beef stew is a hearty dish that I make regularly in the winter months. This seasoning speeds prep time by eliminating the need to measure out spices each time you make a batch. How about checking your pantry for all the ingredients and picking up what you don't have along with two pounds of stew meat, potatoes, celery, carrots and two cartons of Pacific Natural Foods Organic French Onion Soup (contains butter) or beef broth (for non-dairy version) so that tomorrow we can make stew!

Lexie's Beef Stew Seasoning

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Sesame-Free | Sweetener-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan

Makes:  Approximately 1-3/4 cups seasoning (for 7-14 batches of stew)
Prep Time:  5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup BROWN RICE FLOUR
2 tablespoons SEA SALT
2 tablespoons granulated ONION
2 tablespoons PAPRIKA
2 tablespoons dried PARSLEY FLAKES
1 tablespoons granulated GARLIC
1 tablespoon CELERY SEED
2 teaspoons dried OREGANO
2 teaspoons BLACK PEPPER
1 teaspoon dried ROSEMARY, crushed
1 teaspoon dried DILL
1 teaspoon dried THYME

Directions:

Measure ingredients into a jar. Cover and shake until well combined.

Reader Comments (9)

I am so excited to find this recipe and not wonder anymore to myself " How am I going to replace that packet seasoning for my beef stew tomorrow?" I have all my spice bottles out on the kitchen table and am headed to the CO-OP for the rest. I have a good feeling this is going to be a lovely addition to our kitchen, Thanks!

November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMamaleb

Mamaleb, You are so welcome. I just love that I can keep this in the pantry and pull it out and make a quick stew in my pressure cooker. I hope you like it. xoLexie

November 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Looks wonderful! How many ounces of broth in a carton?? What measurement of seasoning mix per pound of stew?? I am ready to get this in the pot!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy G

Nancy ... 32 ounces per carton. And I'm sorry, I don't have an answer for you re: your spice/pound of stew question. xoLexie

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Hi Lexie, I've newly dscovered your page and am having my husband make your beef stew recipe this weekend. I have a sensitivity to Gluten and Rice. Would almond or coconut flour work for this seasoning recipe? Thanks!

November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Kristina, I don't think coconut flour or almond would work here. In this recipe the rice flour is used as a thickener and has no impact on the flavor. What I would do is leave out the rice flour (but then you will have to adjust the amount of the seasoning you add to the stew accordingly b/c the bulk of the seasoning mix is rice flour) and then about 10 minutes before serving I would whisk in a slurry of 1/4-1/2 cup water and 1/2-1 tablespoon arrowroot starch or tapioca flour ... if you want a thicker stew :) xoLexie

November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Hi again Lexie, went to Whole Foods and spoke with the 'Flour Guy'... it turns out that potato flour was the perfect substitution. I didn't need to do a slurry or anything additional Just followed your initial recipe. I used Bob's Red Mill brand. Turned out really good!

November 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Kristina ... that is super!!! Always nice to have a "flour guy" to consult :) I didn't think of potato flour ... but you are right, that's a good choice (did you use equal measures)? Plus I bet it added some great flavor. Thanks for trying the recipe. It is in my new book and it is always confirming to know that a recipe is working for others besides me :) xoxo Lexie

November 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Yes...Equal measures worked out just fine! The only other thing I added to the actual 'Stew' and not to the seasoning was one large yellow onion (cut into 'chunks'.) Everything else was exactly the same.

November 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

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