Classic Beef Stew, Our Family Favorite

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I love this stew. it's work and takes time, but it's so worth it! measurements are guesses but they are pretty accurate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat the oven to 350.
  2. toss meat with flour, salt and pepper.
  3. heat oil in a dutch oven and brown meat in 2-3 batches
  4. return all meat to the pot and add tomato paste.
  5. add wine, stock, worchesteshire sauce, and spices, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  6. bring to a boil, cover and put in the oven for 2 hours.
  7. add vegetables and more stock if necessary, bring back to a boil, cover and return to the oven for another hour.
  8. remove bay leaf and serve! we like ours with good crusty bread and a green salad.


Most Helpful

Made this on a chilly Sunday afternoon. It was awesome!! I needed to add about 1 1/2-2C more beef stock after the initial 2hrs. I also used about 3-4 stems of fresh thyme since I had it laying around from another recipe. Served it with warm crusty bread and butter. Yummmmmm :) Thanks for a great recipe!!!!

taratee February 13, 2012

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