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Classic Beef Stew

6 Servings 32-48 minutes
Classic Beef Stew


1 ½ lbs. beef stew meat, cut in ½-inch cubes

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

2 ½ cups water

½ (16-oz.) pkg. baby carrots

2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes

1 (1 ¾-oz.) pkg. dry onion-mushroom soup mix

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

½ (16-oz.) pkg. frozen cut green beans, thawed

2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional)

3 tablespoons water (optional)


Coat a 4-quart oval (or similar) (or similar) casserole with vegetable cooking spray; place beef, onion and garlic in casserole.

Place dish on nonstick metal tray.

Cook for 8 to 10 minutes at U=LO, L=LO or until browned.


Add water, carrots, potatoes, soup mix, thyme, salt and pepper; cover.

Cook according to your Advantium model's cooking settings, stirring occasionally.

Add green beans after 20 minutes of cooking time.

If desired, dissolve cornstarch in water; stir into stew mixture.

Continue cooking for 5 minutes according to your Advantiummodel's cooking settings or until thickened.

Cooking Settings:

Tray Type:
120 Over the Range
U=Lo L=Hi
35 minutes
Metal Tray
120 Wall Oven
U=Lo/Lo L=Lo/Hi
48 minutes
Metal Tray
240 Over the Range
U=5 M=4 L=7
42 minutes
Metal Tray
240 Wall Oven
U=5 M=4 L=7
42 minutes
Metal Tray
240 Wall Oven with Convection
U=8 M=4 L=10 C=10
32 minutes
Metal Tray

Chef's Notes:

When buying meat, look for meat cuts that have the most lean meat and least amount of waste for the money. Less expensive cuts, such as stew meat, should have a minimum amount of gristle, fat or bone.