Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an excellent beef stew. The recipe is from a good friend who is an excellent cook. Everything she makes is always very tasty. Good for company. Serve with a nice crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In hot skillet, put 2 tbsp oil, brown beef.
  2. Let juices reduce by half.
  3. Mix in onion soup mix and cover with water.
  4. Add bay leaf, fines herbes, parsley and garlic.
  5. Let simmer for 45 minutes or 1 hour.
  6. Add potatoes and carrots.
  7. Let simmer 45 minutes or until potatoes & carrots are done.
  8. Add 3 tbsp of Bistro in a cup with a little bit of water to blend well and then add to the pot and stir to mix well.
  9. Continue simmering for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  11. Cook time is 1 hour & 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very tasty but I ended puting 8 cups of water in it.I also added turnip as I had to use it up.

NoraMarie November 04, 2006