Feel that chill in the air? Craving beef stew and cider? Try this recipe with both. Tender beef and tangy cider make this a family-friendly and flavorful meal this fall.

Autumn Beef and Cider Stew
  • 2 to 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • EntrĂ©e

Autumn Beef and Cider Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in stockpot over medium heat until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to paper-towel-lined plate. Brown 1/2 of beef in bacon drippings over medium heat; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Return beef and bacon to stockpot. Add soup and cider; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/2 hours.

  3. Add sweet potatoes and cranberries to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 20 to 30 minutes or until beef and potatoes are fork-tender.

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