Beef Stew Recipe Using Store-Bought Sauce Mix

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I’ve been a bit distracted by Final Fantasy XV and under the weather with a bad cold, but it’s been awhile since I posted a recipe. This recipe uses the blocks of beef stew seasoning that you can buy in stores here in Japan, such as this one below:

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Box of beef stew roux

I’ve made this recipe a couple of times already and I’ve been experimenting with the type of roux to use. I think I like the kinds that are demi-glace sauces better. I served this with French bread.

Original recipe from Cookpad

Ingredients: (Serves 3-4 people)
200 g of thinly sliced beef
A little bit of salt and pepper
2 onions
2 potatoes
1/2 of a carrot
10 g of butter
2 cups of water
1/2 box of beef stew sauce mix
■1 teaspoon of grated garlic
■1/2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
■1/2 tablespoon of honey

Directions:
1. Rub salt and pepper into the beef. Grate the garlic. Slice the onions radially, cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces, dice the carrots.
2. Heat the butter in a pot with medium heat. Put the beef in. After the beef has been well cooked, add the vegetables in and sauté them. Once everything has been cooked in the butter, add the two cups of water.
3. Put the lid on the pot and boil on low heat for 10 minutes. Scum may form while cooking, so be sure to use a ladle to scoop it out. Once the vegetables are soft, add the stew sauce mix in.
4. Once the sauce mix has melted and the stew is uniform, add the ingredients marked with ■. Let it boil for about 30 seconds, and then turn off the heat.

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