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!
"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
Beef bouillon cubes
Garlic, Herbs, & Seasonings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours
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.
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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