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Tender Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is one of my favorite soups to make in the winter. It’s a simple recipe that will have your home smelling delicious in no time! Eat it with some crusty bread and you will be in heaven. 

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beef stew

This beef stew is great to make when you have some time on your hands. It simmers on the stovetop for at least 2 hours. Sometimes I let it go a little longer if I have time to make the beef even more tender.

Beef Stew Ingredients

Here’s the list of ingredients you will need to make the stew.

  • Stew Beef
  • Flour
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Beef Broth
  • Thyme
  • Bay Leaf
  • Yellow Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Russet Potatos

I like to add a good amount of garlic and onion with an even ratio of meat to vegetables. My mom keeps her stew simpler with just carrots and potatoes, so the moral here is you do you! But if you follow my recipe, I guarantee your beef stew will be delicious. 

Beef Stew Directions

You can start by prepping all your vegetables: chopping the onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes. Peel your garlic. 

Then time to prep the stew beef. Cut them in half if you prefer smaller pieces, then pat dry with a paper towel. In a preheated pot, add the olive oil, beef, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the onions. 

Cook until the beef is browned, scraping bits off the bottom of the pan. Add in the garlic and stir for about a minute until fragrant. Then add in the broth, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring it to a boil. Turn the heat low and bring the stew to a simmer. Cover and let it simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Check it periodically and stir. (You can let it cook for about 2 hours if you have time to make the beef even more tender)

After that time, add in the celery, carrots, and potatoes. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve hot!

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beef stew

Beef Stew

With Love, Melissa
This simple stew makes for the most tender pieces of beef. A delicious family meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1½ - 2 lbs Stew Beef
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 5-6 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 tbsp Thyme
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 4 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 4 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Large Russet Potatoes, peeled & chopped

Instructions
 

  • You can start by prepping all your vegetables: chopping the onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes. Peel your garlic. 
  • Then time to prep the stew beef. Cut them in half if you prefer smaller pieces, then pat dry with a paper towel. In a preheated pot, add the olive oil, beef, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the onions. 
  • Cook until the beef is browned, scraping bits off the bottom of the pan. Add in the garlic and stir for about a minute until fragrant. Then add in the broth, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring it to a boil.
  • Turn the heat low and bring the stew to a simmer. Cover and let it simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Check it periodically and stir. (You can let it cook for about 2 hours if you have time to make the beef even more tender)
  • After that time, add in the celery, carrots, and potatoes. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve hot!

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