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Beef stew in a large pot after it's done cooking

Easy Beef Stew

The easy Beef Stew is hearty, comforting and made in one pot. Full of tender flavorful beef and requires minimal prep, it makes for a delicious family meal!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 6 carrots roughly chopped
  • 3 celery sticks sliced
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable or beef broth
  • Fresh parsley for serving


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle the flour on top and toss well to combine.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Brown the beef on all sides, stirring occasionally, about 5-7 minutes
  • Add the onions and garlic, and saute until lightly browned and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and continue to cook with the onions and garlic, about 1-2 more minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, celery, thyme and basil along with the broth and stir to combine, scraping any brown bits in the pot.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the beef is tender, 60-90 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves, season with fresh parsley and serve warm.


Storage: Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and they will keep for around 3 days. You can also freeze the stew and it will keep for up to 3 months.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 879mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7824IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4mg