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Health-Bent | Melt in Your Mouth Beef Stew - used stew meat in small chunks, veggies = kale greens (sauted w celery and onions in beef drippings and leftover bacon fat), 2 carrots, green beans (put in last so not soggy), brussel sprouts, one sweet potato, 8 oz mushrooms, seasoning 2 bay leaves and 1 bunch sage - crockpot for 6 hrs. yum!!!
Practically every recipe for beef stew calls for "stew beef." I've seen it in the store. I've used it without much success in stew. But really, what the heck is it? After a bit of research, I found it's typically chuck or round. Chuck is around the shoulder and round is around the rear of the cow.
Beef Stew with Parmesan Dumplings..."This stew is made with beef shin and lots of red wine which results in a rich, deep stew. Perfect for Winter. "