French Country Beef Stew

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This came from , and I think it is good !!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine meat and flour in plastic bag; toss to coat evenly.
  2. Brown meat in oil in 6-quart pot. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except mustard.
  4. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beef is tender. Blend in mustard.
  5. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with warm crusty French bread, if desired.
Most Helpful

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written but added more carrots and potatoes then indicated. I didn't add the optional mustard. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

bmcnichol March 20, 2011

I love stew and this one was great! Had almost two pounds of stew meat so I added a couple extra potatoes, carrots, and beef broth. Didnt have dijon mustard on hand like I thought I did so that was not added. Cooked this slowly for almost two hours and the meat was fork tender. Made and reviewed for Pick A Chef - Fall 2012

lauralie41 November 09, 2012

We had mixed reviews here regarding this stew. My DH proclaimed it wonderful and deserving of 5 stars. I would give this recipe 4 1/2 stars if I could. On the other hand I found that using 2 cans of stewed tomatoes gave more acidity to the stew than I really enjoy. I also will replace the thyme with basil next time as I thought the thyme was too strong of an herb and tried to overpower the flavors. I will not blame the chef for my personal dislike of the thyme since I believe it is a matter of personal taste. I will make this stew again, but will substitute one can of the stewed tomatoes with 1 can of diced tomatoes to counteract some of the stronger flavors. Thanks for posting a new way to make beef stew than the same old method I have used for years. Made for PAC Spring 2013.

CarrolJ March 25, 2013