How to estimate cooking time for smaller batches of stew

Making a simple beef stew. Recipe calls for two pounds of meat - I've got 10 ounces. Recipe calls for cooking for two hours (after browning, etc.). About how long will this small stew take? Thanks!

  • Posted by: DebJ
  • December 29, 2020
  • 1 Comment

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Lori T. December 29, 2020
I hate to tell you this, but the stew meat is going to take the same amount of time to simmer to tenderness regardless of whether you use 10 ounces or 2 pounds, really. That's assuming you use the same size cubes in each version. If you cut the cubes down in size, then it will shorten the cooking time. The only way I know of to really shorten cooking time without using small cubes is to use a pressure cooker. Then you can cut the time down to half an hour or so.
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