Old-Time Beef Stew Recipe Courtesy Paula Deen

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Robyn

Wonderful hearty stew, serve with her other recipe Potato Casserole that I posted!

Top Review by eccrevisse6

This recipe is similar to the Old New Orleans Irish Stew that I have made many, many times for my family.The difference is that the meat was seasoned, then dusted with flour.I also added i chopped bell pepper with onion and celery to the pot with meat drippings and sauteed them before adding any liquid.Cornstarch was added if needed to thicken.Otherwise the recipe was a beginning for stew. The taste was very good either way. Cooking time was the same. Sometimes I added diced potatoes and carrots to give the stew more body.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in hot oil.
  2. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice.
  3. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove.
  5. Add carrots and celery.
  6. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer.
  7. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth.
  8. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot.
  9. Stir and cook until bubbly.

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