Easy Beef Stew

Diane Audette


I basically made this up this evening. My family likes stew, and I never make it, so I got creative in the kitchen tonight!


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45 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    beef stew meat
  • 3/4 c
  • 4 c
    beef broth
  • 3 lb
    potatoes, peeled, cut into quarters
  • 1 pkg
    baby carrots, about 50
  • 2 pkg
    brown gravy mix with 1 cup cold water
  • ·
    salt, pepper, garlic powder, bay leaf

How to Make Easy Beef Stew


  1. Dredge Steve beef in flour. Brown in a large saucepan using 2 Tbsp oil. Usually 2-3 batches adding more oil as needed. Medium heat. When done, return beef to saucepan.
  2. Add beef broth, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste, and 1 bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 1 hour on low medium.
  3. About 10 minutes before it's done, add 2 packages brown gravy mix that you have mixed with 1 cup cold water. Stir this in and add a splash of any dry red wine or cooking wine, stir, cover and simmer until gravy is thickened and veggies are tender.

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About Easy Beef Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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