Linda's Beef Stew

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"Beef Stew is always great to have in the winter. If you love stews, this is the one to try. Delicious as a clear broth soup, or thicken to make a gravy. Both are awesome! Make along with my recipe for Bea's Herbed Dumplings, and you will be coming back for another bowl!"

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (454.7 g)
  • Calories 493.4
  • Total Fat - 27.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 237 mg
  • Sodium - 180.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8 g
  • Sugars - 9 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 618.6 mg
  • Iron - 7.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Brown stew beef in a small amount of oil.

Step 2

Put meat and onions in a pot covered with water. Add salt and pepper to taste, and cook for 2 hours, adding more water, if needed, as meat cooks.

Step 3

After cooking for 2 hours, add the vegetables, and cook another 1/2 hour.

Step 4

Serve, or if you like the gravy thick add 2 tablespoons of corn starch to 1/2 cup cold water, and mix, then pour into pan.

Step 5

Stir, and let cook for a few minutes to thicken to desired consistency. Serve.


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


Delicious stew and full of flavor. Such a great fall meal!


review by:
(3 Nov 2015)


Good comfort food here! We loved this simple stew with the meat so tender and the broth so full of great flavor. I made a chicken stew using this recipe too and it was awesome! So heart warming during these cold winter nights. I made your recipe for herbed dumplings to have with both the stews I made. They were delicious too!


review by:
(1 Mar 2014)


We loved it! Simple on ingredients and great flavor spoonful after spoonful. It tasted so good with the broth, but I wanted to thicken it a bit because I wanted to serve it in bread bowls. Delicious that way too!


review by:
(26 Feb 2014)


Yummy and warmed the bones beef stew. It tasted so good with all this snow and cold. I browned my meat really well to give lots of flavor to the broth. It was even better the second day. A chewy roll was the sidekick and made a really tasty lunch for my son and I!


review by:
(6 Feb 2014)


I made mom's biscuits and your beef stew. Delicious! I thickened the broth a little because Bryan likes it that way, but I took out some for me because I love the flavor of the broth. Browning the stew beef gives the broth such a great flavor along with the veggies. So good when it's so darn cold outside!


review by:
(10 Jan 2014)


This is a great fall soup - instead of water, I used beef broth and then added the 2T of cornstarch at the end for a little bit thicker stew. A classic and way better than the 'from the can' variety.


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(23 Oct 2012)

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