Comforting Beef Stew...just Like Grandma Used to Make

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Laura and Shawn

My husband & I were feeling under the weather & longing for some comforting hot soup. I started craving my friend's grandmother's home made stew but couldn't get a hold of her, so I just threw together some ingredients that sounded good. My husband & I REALLY enjoyed it. I served it w/ hot home made bread. It truly satisfied our craving & did wonders for our cold.

Top Review by L DJ3309

A delicious stew, Liked that it didn't have wine in it. (I enjoy that along side) Served with Brown and Serve Rolls Recipe #47570. A wonderful winter meal. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil on medium low in Dutch oven or big soup pot.
  2. Pour flour into plastic bag (1 gallon).
  3. Place cubed meat inside & shake vigorously.
  4. Swirl meat w/ wooden spoon to coat thoroughly.
  5. Pour meat & finely chopped onion into Dutch oven.
  6. Wait approximately 1.5 minutes then add 2 tsp of garlic,.
  7. remaining flour, salt & pepper. Stir until browned.
  8. (Be careful not to burn the garlic).
  9. Add finely chopped carrots, finely chopped celery, diced onions & stir.
  10. Add broth, potatoes, diced onions, remaining garlic, parsley, thyme, basil, then stir.
  11. Bring to a boil, stir & reduce heat to low. Cover & simmer for 1.5 hours, stirrin frequently (approx. every 20-30 minutes.).
  12. Add stewed tomatoes, sliced carrots & celery. Stir thoroughly & cook for 25 minutes.
  13. Add mushrooms and peas (if applicable) and stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
  14. Spoon soup into bowls & serve w/ toasted sourdough or french bread w/ butter.
  15. Allow to cool slightly before eating. (Soup will be scalding hot.) Enjoy :0).

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