Spooky Potato Beef Stew
Spooky Potato Beef Stew
Spooky Potato Beef Stew

Spooky Potato Beef Stew

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Prep Time

20 minutes
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Cook Time

60 minutes
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Get spooky with this potato beef stew recipe. This delicious and easy to prepare recipe, made with EarthFresh Russet Potatoes, is tasty and fun to eat. If you don’t have a ghost-shaped cookie cutter, feel free to get creative with different cookie cutters or try cutting your own design.


  • 4 EarthFresh Russet Potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, reserve 2 tsp
  • 16 black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 lb boneless beef chuck roast, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon (or replace with 1 additional cup of low-sodium beef broth)
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 cup pearl onions, peeled
  • 1 cup button mushrooms
  • 8 slender heirloom carrots, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Wash and dry potatoes, then slice into ½-inch pieces. Cut 8 potato ghosts with a ghost-shaped cookie cutter. Lightly brush each potato ghost with 2 tsp olive oil, then transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place into the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes or until potato shapes are golden brown and fork tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. When cooled, add 2 peppercorns to each potato ghost for eyes.

Heat remaining olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Increase heat to high and allow the pieces of beef chuck to sear for 2-3 minutes per side. Add in tomatoes, Cabernet Sauvignon and beef broth, and boil for 15 minutes. Reduce heat and stir in cornstarch and hoisin sauce. Stir in the pearl onions, mushrooms, carrots, salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue to cook for 1 hour, or until carrots are fork tender.

Ladle Spooky Potato Beef Stew into bowls, then garnish with parsley and ghost potatoes. Enjoy!


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