Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

My mom always makes this during the winter. We love it served with some crusty French bread. If I have venison steak, I cut it up and use it instead of the stew meat.


  1. In a large pot, brown meat.
  2. Add 4 cups of water, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours.
  4. Add carrots and potatoes.
  5. Cover and cook 40-60 more minutes.
  6. Stir in frozen vegetable and cook 10 more minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, stir flour or cornstarch into 1/4 cup water.
  8. Add to stew to thicken.