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We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

Super Quick Pantry Beef Stew

Super Quick Pantry Beef Stew

How do you cook with home canned food? Why stock a large pantry? Here is a super quick beef stew make almost entirely from canned foods that can be thrown together in under 10 minutes.

Pantry Beef Stew Recipe:
1lb grass-fed beef, cubed
2 cups potatoes, cubed
2 cups carrots, sliced or cubed
1 cup onion, sauteed
2 cloves garlic, sauteed
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1 cup beef broth
1-2 tbsp. tomato paste
Seasonings (worcestershire sauce, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, cayenne, sugar, bouillon)

Slurry:
2 heaping tbsp. tapioca starch (or flour or corn starch)
cold water (or broth)

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