Skillet Stew

Fay Moreland


My family loves beef stew. We had bad weather & I didn't have any stew meat, so I came up with a way to use what I had. I've also used left over steak, chopped into bite sized pieces too.

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15 Min
50 Min


4 Tbsp
olive oil, divided
1 1/2 lb
ground sirloin
2 1/2 tsp
kosher salt - divided
1 1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper - divided
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 large
onion - chopped
2 large
carrots, chopped
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
4 clove
garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 Tbsp
1/4 c
red wine
3 c
low sodium, beef broth
4.5 ounce jars whole mushrooms, drained
4 large
red potatoes
1/3 c
shredded parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley, minced

How to Make Skillet Stew


  • 1Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
    Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • 2Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the heated skillet then add the ground sirloin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper & the worcestershire sauce. Break apart and brown, stir occasionally, remove to a plate & set aside till needed.
  • 3Add 2 more 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet then add the chopped onions, carrots, celery, 1 teaspoon of salt & a 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the garlic cook 1 more minute, add the tomato paste, cook another minute. Add the red wine, deglaze the pan & cook for 1 minute, allow it to reduce a little. Sprinkle in the flour, stir constantly & cook for another minute. Stir in the beef broth, mix well. Add back the beef & any juices & the mushrooms, stir to mix. Remove from heat.
  • 4Cut the potatoes into 1/4 inch thick rounds and arrange over the top of the meat mixture, brush with the remaining olive oil & season with the remaining salt and pepper. Cover & bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, uncover & evenly sprinkle the shredded parmesan over the top. Return to the oven, up heat to broil & allow the top to brown a little. Remove from oven & allow it to sit 10 minutes & garnish with parsley before serving .

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About Skillet Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #stew, #beef