Morrison’s Cafeteria Beef Stew

I was recently asked by a reader if I could share some more Morrison’s Cafeteria recipes. There is actually a pretty good website for Morrison’s recipes at this link but I’m going to pull one from the archives that I shared with the food editor of the Fort Myers News-Press (Florida) back around 1986. Below is the newspaper article and recipe for their beef stew…

The recipe is actually a little vague, (and the weather around here is certainly not cool around here right now), but the stew meat should be cut from chuck rather than inside round for a much more tender bite. Also, fresh or frozen pearl onions are fine to use instead of the canned ones.


Note to my readers / followers: This time of year I spend a lot of time on gardening, yard work, our grandchildren, etc. and don’t spend as much time as I used to with my blog as I did during the winter months. And although I cook everyday, I have already shared a lot of my favorite recipes that I prepare over and over again during the summer months, so I am in need of suggestions and ideas from you! Please leave ideas or suggestions in the comments below. Do you want to see more gardening, recipe or photography posts? I have a copy of Thomas Keller’s French Laundry cookbook – should I try to replicate some recipes from that? What would you like to see? Please let me hear from you. Thanks!

Suggested songs to listen to while preparing the beef stew…..

Since Chris Isaak joined the exclusive 63 year old club (of which I am a member) this week, here are a couple of my favorite songs from the Roy Orbison of the nineties…

“Wicked Game” from his 1989 album “Heart Shaped World”

“Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing” from his 1995 “Forever Blue” album that was also featured in the film “Eyes Wide Shut”

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Husband, Father, Grandfather, foodie. I have worked in various capacities of food service for 50 years. Baker, cook, manager, restaurant owner, personal chef and food sales / consulting. Recently retired. I love to cook and photograph food. My other hobbies include organic gardening, fishing, bicycling, reading, music and golf.

3 thoughts on “Morrison’s Cafeteria Beef Stew”

    1. Sherry,
      It’s best to use Chuck roast and dice it yourself. The key is to cook low and slow with moist heat (beef broth) about 2-3 hours at around 325 degrees or a slow cooker low 8-10 hrs or high 4-5 hrs. Hope that helps. Thanks for following.


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