Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is posted as a request by a friend. It is a very easy and tasty stew that is easy to make and perfect for chilly afternoon meals. Hope you like it. It also can be make ahead with the exception of adding mushrooms and parsley. To serve, bring to simmer over high heat, then reduce to low, add mushrooms and parsley and simmer for at least 10 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle meat with flour, garlic salt,oregano, basil& pepper and toss to coat evenly.
  2. Heat oil in Dutch oven or large pot.
  3. Add meat and cook over medium heat until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add onion, carrots, beef broth and brandy.
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until meat is very tender.
  6. Add mushrooms and parsley, and simmer 10 minutes longer.
  7. Add crusty bread& a nice green salad and enjoy!
Most Helpful

My stew-loving husband adored it! This was my first attempt at making a stew without using the crock-pot. I don't think I'll ever go back. We all liked the consistency of the gravy of this recipe than all the crock-pot recipes I've tried. The brandy added an interesting heat/bite. It was very subtle, but there. I think next time I'll try red wine just to see what the difference is. I used top sirloin cut into rather large chunks, baby carrots and sliced mushrooms. I also added quartered red potatoes. Because of adding the potatoes, I had to double the flour, broth and brandy so everything was covered. Everything was cooked to perfection in the hour and a half called for. I served it with Low-Fat Cornbread. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) February 12, 2014

This was okay, I expected the taste to be richer.

swiz58 March 11, 2010

Absolutely fabulous!!! The wait while it is simmering and the aromas wafting through your home are SO worth it! Mine thickened JUST right, I was a bit worried as I thought it would never cook down. I could not find small whole mushrooms so I used sliced and it seemed to work out quite well. This just SCREAMS comfort food and would be delicious served with warm bread to catch all the tasty sauce. A repeat for sure at our house, thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Michelle S. March 12, 2006