Beef Stew Recipe

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Lori-Jo Wahl


Beef stew was a ritual in my house. My dad always told me to cut the stew meat in small pieces & coat them with the flour before cooking it. The flour helps seal in the juices as well as thickening the stew.

I always double this recipe -- can also be frozen.

One of my favorite & my children & grandchildren love it too.

★★★★★ 1 vote
4-6 serving
30 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 lb
extra lean stew beef; cut into small cubes
cooking spray
1 c
dry red wine
1 c
each: small pearl onions, sliced carrots & peeled cubed pototoes
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp
14 1/2 oz. can(s)
beef broth
1 1/2 c
fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 c
frozen little green peas
2 Tbsp
corn starch
1/4 tsp

How to Make BEEF STEW


  • 1In medium bowl combine flour & 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add beef & toss to thoroughly coat with seasoned flour.
  • 2Coat large sauce pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add half the meat. Cook stirring constantly; 5 minutes or until meat is brown. Remove browned meat & set aside. Coat same pan with more cooking spray. Brown remaining meat & leave it in pan.
  • 3To pan, add a little of the wine. Stir with wooden spoon to loosen brown bits stuck to bottom. Then add the remaining meat to pan. Add onions (with a little of the juice), carrots, potatoes, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, remaining wine & beef broth.
  • 4Partially cover. Bring to boil over medium heat. Simmer gentle over low heat about 50 minutes or until meat is tender when pierced with fork.
  • 5Add mushrooms; simmer for 5 minutes. Add peas; simmer 5 more minutes.
  • 6***** If you want thicker gravy, spoon out a little of the broth into small bowl. Add corn starch & stir to dissolve. Add corn starch mixture to stew.

    Stir over medium heat until gravy thickens. Add salt & 1/4 tsp. pepper. Remove & discard bay leaf.
  • 7Enjoy this stew with any of your bread or biscuit choices.

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Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #main-dish, #beef stew