Classic Beef Stew

The Absolute Best Beef Stew!

Are you ready for the most amazing beef stew recipe ever? This is it!! Tender vegetables, melt-in-your-mouth beef, and a crazy flavorful, rich gravy. Pure comfort food!

Reader Review

"This is the 3rd beef stew recipe I’ve ever made, but is definitely the best!" - AW Barnes


Boneless beef chuck

Onions, Carrots, &  Celery

Potatoes & Peas

Low-sodium beef broth

Worcestershire sauce

Beef bouillon cubes

Tomato paste

Garlic, Herbs, & Seasonings

All-Purpose Flour

The Details

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 3 Hours

8 Servings

328 Calories

Brown the Beef


Season beef, add to pot with olive oil, in batches, and brown well all over. Transfer to a plate.

Add in Vegetables & Flour


Stir in the onion, carrots, and celery; saute for 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds. Stir in flour.

Pour in Broth


Pour in the beef broth, water, Worcestershire, beef bouillon cubes, tomato paste, bay leaves, and thyme.



Bring to simmer, then adjust heat to low / medium-low so it’s a gentle simmer. Cover with lid, cook for 2 hours until the beef is tender.

Add in Potatoes & Peas


Add in the potatoes; simmer for another 20-25 minutes (without the lid) until the potatoes are tender. Then toss in the peas. 

Adjust Seasonings


Discard bay leaves and thyme. Adjust salt and pepper, if necessary


Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with some fresh chopped parsley and enjoy with crusty bread, if desired.

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