My Amish neighbor shared this "Golden Stew" recipe with me and boy does it live up to its name


Experience the authentic flavors and traditions of the Amish community with the Golden Stew. Rooted in simplicity, this stew is more than just a dish; it’s a testament to the communal spirit, warmth, and culinary heritage of the Amish. Perfect for cold nights or family gatherings, this stew brings warmth to the table and soul.

Amish Golden Stew: A Tradition in a Bowl


2 cups pre-cooked cubed beef

1/2 cup carrots, either sliced or cubed

1/2 cup diced onion

2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed

10 ounces frozen peas

2 cups chicken broth

10.5 ounces celery soup

10.75 ounces cheddar cheese soup

Slow Cooker Instructions:

Into the slow cooker, add the carrots, potatoes, onion, and beef.

Pour chicken broth over the ingredients, adjusting to achieve your desired consistency.

Add both the celery soup and the cheddar cheese soup, blending well.

Cover and set to LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Note that cook times might differ depending on your specific slow cooker model.

Integrate the frozen peas approximately 30 minutes before completion, ensuring they're thoroughly warmed.

Season to your liking with salt and pepper.

Garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and serve hot.

Stovetop Instructions:

In a sizable stockpot, combine onions, carrots, potatoes, and beef. Pour in 3 cups of chicken broth and allow it to simmer until the vegetables are tender, roughly 20-30 minutes.

Integrate the cream-based soups and the peas. If a thinner consistency is desired, introduce additional chicken broth. Adjust flavor with salt and pepper.

Maintain a simmer for another 10-15 minutes until the stew is uniformly heated.

Allow it to slightly cool before serving.

As an accompaniment, consider Amish bread, such as the well-known Friendship Bread, or a homemade cornbread, both of which are ideal for savoring the stew’s rich flavors. For a refreshing contrast, serve with a crisp salad or a dollop of homemade applesauce for a hint of sweetness.

Savor the deep-rooted tradition and warmth encapsulated in the Amish Golden Stew, and let its comforting embrace draw you back bowl after bowl.

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