Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth.

Hearty beef stew is so easy, budget-friendly and a perfect one-pot meal.  

It’s rich, thick, comforting and amazingly delicious.  Cold weather months are easier with these types of meals.

Hearty Beef Stew

Prepare the beef stew ingredients.  

On medium-high heat, add the oil to a large dutch oven or large heavy pot (one that has a tight-fitting lid).

When it begins to smoke slightly, add the beef and brown very well. Do in batches, don’t crowd the pan. Add the salt and pepper as the beef browns. Once browned, remove the beef with a slotted spoon set aside.

Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, until softened.

Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring often.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the red wine and deglaze the pan, scraping any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. The flour will start to thicken the wine as it comes to a simmer.

If you don’t cook with wine and are absolutely opposed to it just use an equal amount of beef broth (1 cup) as a replacement.  I don’t recommend it, the wine gives such a depth of flavor to this beef stew. I wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Simmer wine for 5 minutes, and then add the broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, tomato paste, and the beef.

Hearty Beef Stew - Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth.

Bring back to a gentle simmer, cover and cook on very low for about 1 hour.

Add potatoes, carrots, and celery, and simmer covered for another 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with your crusty bread and enjoy! My family loves this deep rich-flavored stew!

Try our No-Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread or No-Knead Skillet Bread

Traditional Beef Stew Recipe

Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew – Thick, rich and amazingly delicious. The beef melts in your mouth.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, hearty, stew, traditional
Servings: 8
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chuck roast, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Pepper, more to taste
  • 1 large Onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Red Wine (the one you would drink)
  • 4 cups Beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 4 medium Carrots,
  • 3 stalks Celery, including tops/leaves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large Russet Potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  • On medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil to a dutch oven or large heavy pot (one that has a tight-fitting lid).
  • When it begins to smoke slightly, add the beef and brown very well. Do in batches. Add the salt and pepper as the beef browns. Once browned, remove the beef with a slotted spoon set aside.
  • Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, until softened.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring often.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add wine and deglaze the pan, scraping any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. The flour will start to thicken the wine as it comes to a simmer.
  • Simmer wine for 5 minutes, and then add the broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, tomato paste and the beef.
  • Bring back to a gentle simmer, cover and cook on very low for about 1 hour.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and celery, and simmer covered for another 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5208IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Yum! This stew looks fabulous! My husband was just mentioning to me how much he loves stew. I’m going to have to make him some of this!

    I was “parked” by you today on Think Tank, and I’m glad to find your post.

    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

    1. Reply

      Thank you Melanie!

  2. Reply

    The weather just finally turned cold here in Minnesota so I am craving any warm comfort food like stew, soup, or chili. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Heather!

  3. Reply

    First let me say, your pictures are making me hungry! Pinning and tweeting to share. Thank you for coming by and sharing your recipes with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    ~Laurie

    1. Reply

      Thank you for hosting!

  4. Reply

    I make a very similar beef stew and it is so yummy! Once in a while I use pearl onions and they are fun and delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply

      Oooo pearl onions sound great in this stew! I’m going to try that next time. Thanks for stopping by Jann and have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Reply

    This looks amazing! My mouth is already watering! 😉 #SmallVictories

    1. Reply

      Thank you Danita!

  6. Reply

    I think beef stew is the ultimate winter meal. Thanks for sharing in the small victories link up.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Leigh!

  7. Reply

    Perfect for a cold winters night! Yum! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!

  8. Reply

    That looks so delicious. I know it is not always easy to make savory dishes look inviting in photos. You have done just a wonderful job of conveying delicious to us through your photos.
    Thanks so much for bringing this to the Blogger’s Pit Stop.Every post adds value for us all. We love to see you enjoying the blogging experience and we want to help you do that.
    Kathleen, Pit Stop Crew

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