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Make Homemade Beef Stew in Your PepperTree Apartment Near The Villages, FL

With oversized cabinets, a glass top stove, and a large refrigerator with an ice maker, the kitchen in each unit of PepperTree Apartment Homes is perfect for cooking. A hearty beef stew that is packed with meat and vegetables makes for a one-dish meal that is easily prepared in your kitchen. Even better is that this recipe takes just about 30 minutes to make, instead of requiring hours like some slow-cooker recipes. Here is a recipe for a delicious, quick beef stew:

  • Ingredients:

    • 2 lbs boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes

    • 3 Tbsp flour

    • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

    • 1 package beef stew seasoning mix*

    • 3 cups water

    • 5 cups of your favorite vegetables, frozen (popular choices include carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, corn, and green beans)

  • Directions:

    • Coat beef with flour

    • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet

    • Add half of the beef to skillet and brown on all sides, then remove from skillet

    • Heat the other tablespoon of vegetable oil and brown other half of beef

    • Return all beef to the skillet

    • Stir in seasoning mix and water

    • Add vegetables and bring to a boil

    • Reduce heat to low; cover the skillet and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender

*If you would prefer, you can make your own seasoning mix instead of buying a pre-made packet. Simply mix these spices and use the mixture in lieu of the packet:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 2 tsp oregano

  • 1 Tbsp basil

  • 1 tsp rosemary

  • 1 Tbsp parsley

  • 1 Tbsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp black pepper

  • 2 Tbsp paprika

  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 Tbsp celery seed

  • 2 Tbsp onion powder

Following these steps, you can enjoy a savory beef stew in your apartment near The Villages, FL in no time. If you are not yet a resident of PepperTree Apartment Homes but would like to be, contact us today for more information or stop by the leasing office for a tour.