Best meat for beef stew

Making a beef stew but the recipe doesn't say which kind of beef to get. I want something that will get very tender.

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  • October 21, 2014
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mickle
mickle October 21, 2014

Chuck roast for amazing flavor!

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Susan W
Susan W October 21, 2014

My favorite is a chuck roast that I cut up myself. I also used boneless short ribs recently. Turned out great.

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aargersi
aargersi October 21, 2014

We often buy a thickly cut sirloin steak and cube that - tender and delicious

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amysarah
amysarah October 21, 2014

My 'go to' for a long braised beef stew is chuck too. I sometimes use meaty beef shanks for soups - inexpensive cut, but tasty and tender after long slow cooking. If you throw a couple of those in the stew pot too, the bones add great flavor and are easy to fish out (and you have the delicious marrow - chef's treat.)

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Andrea Nguyen
Andrea Nguyen October 23, 2014

Chuck is fabulous, with the chewy bits. When I use shank in stew along with chuck, I cut the shank pieces smaller than the chuck because shank takes longer to become tender.

amysarah
amysarah October 23, 2014

Yes, good point! You can let the bones simmer in there too, after cutting the meat into pieces.

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