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2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, divided

1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided

1 pound (3 cups) potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 large (1 1/2 cups) onion, coarsely chopped

2 medium (1 cup) carrots, peeled, sliced 1 inch

1 medium leek, cut in half lenghwise, cut into 1/4-inch slices

3 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped

1 cup dark stout beer or apple juice

1 cup tomato juice

1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes of until browned. Remove meat to plate; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt remaining butter in same pan; add potatoes, onion, carrots, leek and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.

  3. STEP 3

    Return beef to pan; add remaining salt and pepper and all remaining ingredients. Continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until stew comes to a boil.

  4. STEP 4

    Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 1 1/2-2 hours or until beef is tender.

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