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Puréed (PU4) Beef Stew

8 Servings
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Enjoy this hearty, all-American comfort food anytime at home with this Minced & Moist, Level 5 (MM5) or Puréed, Level 4 (PU4) recipe.

Ingredients

1.5 lbs Beef Stew Meat Prepared

16 fl oz Reserved Broth

6 Tbsp Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener

Serving Size

#10 scoop

Directions

1. Wash hands before beginning preparation. Sanitize surfaces and equipment (CCP).

2. Prepare beef stew according to General Diet recipe for Beef Stew. Cook until tender.

3. Remove beef from vegetables and cooking broth. Weigh out 1.5 lbs.

4. Reserve 16 fl oz of cooking broth that has been strained of any bits. Hold at 140°F or higher (CCP).

5. Place beef stew meat in a food processor. Do not overfill. Process until fine in consistency.

6. Add Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener and broth. Process until smooth.

7. Scrape down sides of processor with rubber spatula and process for an additional 30 seconds.

8. Test per IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Puréed, Level 4 (PU4) using the Fork Drip Test, Spoon Tilt Test, No separate thin liquid. Refer to IDDSI.org for how to use these testing methods.

9. Hold at 140°F or higher until service (CCP).

10. Serve using #10 scoop.

Serving Suggestions

  • Verify final recipe and any garnishes using IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Puréed, Level 4 (PU4) before service: Fork Drip Test, Spoon Tilt Test, No separate thin liquid.
  • Amount of moisture in cooked beef can vary. Recipe may be altered to include more or less broth and/or more or less Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener depending on the results of IDDSI testing.
  • Recipe standardized and tested at 155°F. Temperature may affect IDDSI testing results.
  • Make certain to refer to local food regulation for management of time and temperature values for prepared items. This would apply to hot and cold holding as well as time out of temperature control.
  • For optimal quality and safety, these products are intended for immediately consumption upon preparation or within 24 hours following proper handling guidance.

Presentation Suggestions

Calories 217

Protein 30 g

Total Carbohydrates 3 g

Total Fat 9 g

Sodium 540 mg

Cholesterol 76 mg

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