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

If you do not have fresh herbs on hand you can use ½ tsp dried herbs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle the beef with pepper and coat with flour.
  2. Heat the oil in a 6 quart saucepot over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the beef and cook until well browned, stirring often.
  4. Add the mushrooms, garlic, herbs and bay leaf and cook until the mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates.
  5. Stir the broth into the saucepot and heat to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes.
  7. Add the carrots and potatoes.
  8. Heat to a boil.
  9. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more or until beef is fork tender.
  10. Remove bay leaf and serve.
Most Helpful

This recipe was made on 12/4/13.Due to what was on hand,changes were made to the recipe.The first change,just used 1 pound of stew meat.For the red potatoes, had to use russets.No fresh herbs,so a couple of good shakes of dried were used.With the ground cloves,the full amount was used.And instead of making on top of the stove Everything was added to a crockpot,then covered with 3 cups of beef broth.About 3 hours later,it started to fill my kitchen with the most wonderful Christmas smells(I just knew it had to be the ground cloves). Then another 3 hours later I was eating a most enjoyable stew.Thanks for posting,and " Keep Smiling :) " .

Chef shapeweaver � December 05, 2013

Oh how heavenly this stew is to behold!! The combination of the fresh herbs and earthy mushrooms, add such a comforting flavor to the beef and veggies. I used half portobella and half buttom mushrooms and thickened the gravy with a little cornstarch, just before serving. My new favorite beef stew recipe. I am forever grateful for the recipe Pinkie!!

PleasantNancy October 10, 2010

This has been added to the cookbook for my hubby's favorite recipes. The ones that he says that I can make anytime for him *wink*. I thought that I was going to miss the onion and celery that I usually add to my stew but I didn't. It had lots of mushrooms and the spuds and carrots satisfied my veggie desire just fine. It has a wonderful flavor and the beef came up very tender. Instead of using plain flour I shook the beef pieces in Pink Diamonds Bea's Fish Crisp that I had leftover. End result: a thoroughly wonderful stew. Made for Photo Tag.

Annacia May 29, 2010