The Best Browned Beef Stew Ever

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs 20 mins

I originally found this recipe at Recipe Goldmine but have added and subtracted after trial and error. The original recipe called for a 10 oz pkg of frozen peas to be added during the last 15 minutes of cooking. I usually add a little rosemary and cayenne. Can add the spices you wish. This is very good!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put flour, salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven.
  3. Place meat in bag with the flour and shake until well coated.
  4. Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil and stir until slightly browned, Add remaining flour from the bag and the finely chopped onion.
  5. Stir until well browned.
  6. Add finely chopped carrot and next 4 ingredients.
  7. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours (stirring every 15 minutes).
  8. Add diced potatoes, carrots, and onions, cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
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5 5

After reading numerous recipes and reviews, I settled on this one for my 1st ever stew. Yumm! I added a packaged of onion soup mix to the flour to coat the meat, would add onions at the same time as the meat next time so they cook more. Added 2 carrots in the beginning and no extra carrots or onions at the end. Added 1 cup red wine (mmmm) for 4 total cups of liquid with the beef broth. Also used 5 red potatoes total and added them at the same time as the liquid so they would cook all the way through. I served over egg noodles for a one-dish meal. Was about 90 min total cooking time and so worth it.

5 5

This recipe has been included in book#246531. This has the hearty, old-fashioned taste that I've been looking for. The meat cooked up so tender, and the gravy was really delicious! I added a few fresh mushrooms and 1/4 cup of barley I had on hand. The whole family loved it and it is a perfect dinner for a cold evening! Thanks for posting this terrific recipe!

5 5

I have to agree with the name! This is the best beef stew I've ever made, and I've made a few! I've made it twice now, and the the second time I made a few changes that made it just a teensy bit better! I added about a cup of red wine with the beef broth, some crushed red pepper flakes and rosemary and about a cup and a half of frozen peas at the very end. Served it up with Irish Soda Bread rolls...perfect!