Cider Beef Stew for Two

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a downsized recipe for when you have a taste for beef stew but don't want to eat it for days. This stew is also a little different because it has a little sweetness and a little tang to it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add beef and toss to coat.
  3. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, brown beef in oil.
  4. Add cider, water, vinegar, and thyme.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
  6. Add carrots, potato, and onion.
  7. Return to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Most Helpful

5 5

Outstanding! The stew is very rich and perfect on a cold winter day. The onions were browned along with the meat and everything was cooked in a slow cooker for several hours. This made 3 nice servings along with a green salad and Black Bread (Bread Machine). Made for *Comfort Cafe*

5 5

Very easy to make and was a hit with the family. We had this with rice and bread to sop up the gravy - will make this again.

5 5

Laura we had this for supper tonight and I have to say it was so incredibly good! Absolutely yummy and I highly recommend it to all who live where it is cold and snowy! It sure hit the spot! I'd give it 10 stars if it was possible! Jelly