I like mine with just a little bit of a “bite’ left in them. Just select any chuck or round cut…except for top round…and just trim off the fat and cut it into bite sized pieces. Just keep trying, finding your mistakes, and overcome them. Be Blessed!!! Needless to say, it was a hit. Taste Of Home Recipes For Two | We Get Healthy, Menu Plan Monday | Chasing Dreams & Flingin' Beans. Thank you! So, stay tuned. Everyone I've talked to since, including good old mother, said they normally add potatoes the last half hour or so of simmering. Last time I made this recipe, I let it simmer longer than the 45 minutes suggested. Keep up the good work. It is good stuff isn’t it? And I will definitely be making those collard greens because we Alabamians love our greens! So glad I did! We also tried your pork chops and they also were great. Stir all together and … Oh my soul…this recipe was the bomb! Lol I hope you’re joking. Best recipe ever. Be Blessed!!! Did you try the diced tomatoes? -Steve, Stumbled upon a gold mine when I found your site! I’m going to make this sometime this week and was wondering if I can use a can of diced tomatoes? Going to try this recipe tonight for my husband . A great surprise was your pizza dough (pizzas my favorite too!) Blessings, Annie. I looked and searched many websites before I went with your recipe. First, keep up the work on that computer. Thank you in advance. Thank you so much for sharing !! Give it a try and let me know how yours turns out. As is, this recipe is a TWO STAR; unless you like somewhat bland mashed potatoes with beef chunks, then I suppose it might be a FOUR STAR. Problem is, it just seems to be getting worse each year since. I also didn’t have fresh thyme so I used dried. -Steve, My daughter will soon be off to college and I have tried to find a thick stew she loves. Followed the recipe. I was in the mood for beef stew since the weather feels more February-like rather than temps in the 70’s that we had over the weekend. Baby carrots would also work, but I even slice those up smaller whenever I use them in this type of recipe. Ok, hands down this is my favorite recipe of yours I have tried so far!! Thank you for trying it. Be Blessed!!! Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. –Steve. Thanks! Hi Gabriel, Already cooking a second batch… impressive. He is from the south so I’m hoping he likes it. That was a priceless moment. I’m thankful you’ve found Taste of Southern, and I do hope you’ll stop by and visit with us again… real soon. I’ll be waiting for the comments from you and the wife. Then I add my Vegies & cook til tender. Thanks. Awesome both times! It was so good and will be by new stew recipe. Thank you for sharing. Please let me know how it turns out for you. Cooking time was about right. -Steve. Thank you for sharing. But beef and red wine will be available only at the supermarket.