Previous Common Beef Stew

This recipe is easy making it good for busy nights while you want a no-fuss dinner choice that’s each satisfying and scrumptious. Whether or not you’re a newbie within the kitchen or somebody who cooks commonly, you’ll discover this stew simple to make and completely scrumptious. It’s the form of meal that brings everybody to the desk with some crusty bread in hand for a country, old style traditional dinner.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Traditional consolation meals, with most taste.
  • Pearl onions are used for the very best texture.
  • All cooked in a single pot for straightforward cleanup.
  • Make-ahead and meal prep pleasant.

Our Beef Stew has the entire old style parts you’d need together with the entire taste. That is pure consolation in a bowl with tender beef, hearty greens, and all the correct herbs and spices.

This stew boasts a deep, savory taste balanced with refined hints of sweetness and spice, courtesy of a mix of herbs and our not-so-secret ingredient: Worcestershire sauce. The meat turns into fork-tender, melting in your mouth with each chew.

Ingredient Notes

Overhead view of measured out beef, potatoes, tomato paste, carrots, onions, celery, and spices.

Beef: We advocate a easy stew meat which is cubed chuck roast. Most grocery shops provide stew meat, already lower, close to the butcher division. You’ll be able to dice your individual chuck roast, or use the same lower like backside spherical, prime spherical, and brisket.

Potatoes: Purple potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes maintain up higher in a stew than russet potatoes, and so they don’t even want peeling! Russet potatoes can turn out to be grainy because of their excessive starch content material.

Pearl Onions: Uncooked pearl onions are seasonal, however you possibly can at all times discover them within the frozen part at your native grocery retailer. They’ve a pleasant, gentle taste, are already peeled, and able to add entire into this stew. In case you can’t discover these little gems, an everyday chopped white onion may even work, however belief me, pearl onions are price looking down for his or her distinctive texture and taste.


  • If the stew is just too skinny, add extra cornstarch slurry and simmer till thickened.
  • For stew that’s too thick, slowly stir in further beef broth till desired consistency is reached.
  • If the meat isn’t tender after the really useful cooking time, proceed to simmer till it reaches the specified tenderness.
A close up view of a ladle of beef stew being scooped out of the pot.

Serving Options

Serve this comforting stew with dinner rolls for dipping or a light green salad for a balanced meal. It’s good for a comfortable household dinner, a potluck, or a gathering the place you wish to provide a heat, welcoming dish.

Suggestions from the Chef

  • Brown the meat properly to develop deep flavors within the stew.
  • Minimize greens into uniform, bite-sized items for even cooking.
  • Style and regulate salt and pepper as wanted earlier than serving.

Storage & Reheating Directions

Cool the stew fully earlier than transferring it to hermetic containers. Refrigerate for as much as 3 days or freeze for as much as 3 months. Reheat on the range over medium warmth, including somewhat water or broth if essential to regulate consistency.

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