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Betty88 Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 08:03 AM
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44. use flower and butter to thicken
in equal parts

Melt the butter in a pan, then add flower. As its cooking stir till it becomes a paste, cook a little more. Then add the paste to the stew. Also works for making lump less gravy
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  -stew recipe. i want thick, flavorful stew and i need a good recipe. seabeyond  Sep-20-10 12:52 PM   #0 
  - A large part of the thickness of stew  Codeine   Sep-20-10 12:55 PM   #1 
  - Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce  Xipe Totec   Sep-20-10 12:56 PM   #2 
  - I was gonna post this exact recipe!  Capn Sunshine   Sep-20-10 02:33 PM   #35 
     - I think next time I'll try it with a bottle of Monastrell  Xipe Totec   Sep-20-10 04:53 PM   #40 
  - You need to go to the cooking and baking forum. n/t  Fire1   Sep-20-10 12:56 PM   #3 
  - If what you have is a watery stew  Warpy   Sep-20-10 12:58 PM   #4 
  - Oooh, that sounds wonderful. Never heard that one. I'm a dumpling  monmouth   Sep-20-10 12:59 PM   #6 
  - Instant mashed potato flakes  lapislzi   Sep-20-10 01:08 PM   #17 
  - or you can  nykym   Sep-20-10 12:59 PM   #5 
  - cornstarch is good, be sure to dissolve it in a cold liquid first...  HereSince1628   Sep-20-10 01:04 PM   #15 
  - what wonderful suggestions all. thanks. i am going to have to chek out cooking forum... nt  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 01:00 PM   #7 
  - this is what I did the other day.  d_r   Sep-20-10 01:01 PM   #8 
  - You need onions in a stew, lots of black papper, a little garlic and a bay leaf.  Brickbat   Sep-20-10 01:02 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for posting this question here  Matariki   Sep-20-10 01:02 PM   #10 
  - Somehow, your thin, flavorless stew is Obama's fault. n/t  flvegan   Sep-20-10 01:03 PM   #11 
  - going thru thread, getting all inspired in this cooking thing... you made me laugh and yes  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 01:18 PM   #20 
  - Add a can of cream of mushroom soup.  Jamastiene   Sep-20-10 01:03 PM   #12 
  - dredging the meat in flour before you add it to the pot to sear it will  Motown_Johnny   Sep-20-10 01:03 PM   #13 
  - Seconded  ceile   Sep-20-10 02:04 PM   #33 
  - Some ideas  sharp_stick   Sep-20-10 01:04 PM   #14 
  - Beef and Guinness stew.  AtomicKitten   Sep-20-10 01:04 PM   #16 
  - It's not a crock pot recipe, but Emeril Lagasse's recipe is excellent  Amerigo Vespucci   Sep-20-10 01:08 PM   #18 
  - Why was this moved from GD?  flvegan   Sep-20-10 01:12 PM   #19 
  - several ways  Kali   Sep-20-10 01:21 PM   #21 
  - a whole new world here for me. lol. all these years. i didnt know. thanks all.  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 01:21 PM   #22 
  - sheeit. i am in lounge. i thought i was moved to cooking forum. so disappointed.  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 01:24 PM   #23 
  - use flower and butter to thicken  Betty88   Sep-21-10 08:03 AM   #44 
  - The only stew recipe I have is for chicken. Chicken Jacuzzi. I think it's Italian.  MiddleFingerMom   Sep-20-10 01:25 PM   #24 
  - I usually brown the meat in flour, then thicken it up later if need be  LisaM   Sep-20-10 01:33 PM   #25 
  - You start off  bmbmd   Sep-20-10 01:35 PM   #26 
  - Cross-posted in Cooking/Baking group  elleng   Sep-20-10 01:46 PM   #27 
  - so confused.... dont know where the hell i am.... nt  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 01:47 PM   #28 
     - You're in the LOUNGE!  elleng   Sep-20-10 01:50 PM   #29 
        - i swear  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 01:51 PM   #31 
  - With beef, I add a tablespoon of instant coffee to the liquid - does not thicken, but  old mark   Sep-20-10 01:51 PM   #30 
  - I've never tried that, but you can bet the next time I make stew I'll use this hint.  Arkansas Granny   Sep-20-10 01:57 PM   #32 
  - As it happens, this month's Cook's Illustrated magazine  Geoff R. Casavant   Sep-20-10 02:21 PM   #34 
  - I can not get a thick grave in the crockpot.  Bitwit1234   Sep-20-10 02:49 PM   #36 
  - interesting. see, i have tried  seabeyond   Sep-20-10 03:03 PM   #38 
  - Better Than Bouillon soup base will add some flavor...  grasswire   Sep-20-10 02:55 PM   #37 
  - Another great thickener is to make a paste with equal amounts of butter and flour -  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-20-10 04:41 PM   #39 
  - Cajun Napalm nt  Xipe Totec   Sep-20-10 04:58 PM   #41 
     - Might be more helpful to the OP if you told them what Cajun Napalm is.  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-20-10 09:30 PM   #43 
  - put V8 in the gravy and reduce it  SwampG8r   Sep-20-10 05:32 PM   #42 

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