How To Make Beef Stew Recipe

Stew Recipe
Stew Recipe

Beef Stew Recipe

Step by step instructions

Once cooked it can be eaten with mashed potatoes and vegetables as it is.

Or you can add some shortcrust or flaky pastry to the top.and cook for a further forty minutes. This turns it into a delicious steak and vegetable pie.

The Video is of my 82 year old mother making the stew. Watch it to the very end to see some funny outtakes

Ingredients for Beef Stew
Ingredients for Beef Stew

Preparation time: 10 mins approx

Cooking time: 2 hours

Serves: 4 portions


  • 1 ½ lbs of round steak or other beef cuts
  • 2 large size onions
  • 4 medium size carrots
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • Tomato puree, Sunflower oil, Gravy mix


Step 1

  • Cut up the onions into medium slices.
  • Cut up the tomatoes into medium pieces.
  • Cut up the carrots into large round shapes.

Chopped Onions and Tomatoes
Chopped Onions and Tomatoes

Step 2

  • Wash the round steak under the tap.
  • Cut up the round steak in to portions.
  • Put these into the bottom of the cooking dish.

  • Add the cooking oil and onions to a pot.
  • Cook for approx thirty seconds until the onions are brown.
  • Add the carrots, tomatoes and tomato puree. .

  • Mix in these vegetables on the cooker for three minutes.
  • By putting in the carrots and heating them it gives them a harder shell.
  • They taste better for this in the stew.

Making Beef Stew
Making Beef Stew

Step 3

  • Remove the vegetables from the cooker and add on top of the meat and spread evenly.
  • Add enough water to cover the ingredients.
  • Cover the cooking dish with a lid and place in the oven.
  • If you do not have a lid then use tin foil. Cook for one and a half hours.


Step 4

  • Remove the stew from cooker.
  • Add some extra boiled water to the stew.
  • Make up the gravy and stir this into the dish slowly until mixed in evenly.
  • Place the dish back in to the oven for a further thirty minutes.

Beef Stew
Beef Stew

How to make a Beef Stew

5 out of 5 stars from 2 ratings of Beef Stew Casserole

Your Beef Stew is now cooked and ready to eat!

Remove from the oven and serve.

Total preparation and cooking time of steak and vegetables is two hours and ten minutes.

All Images are the copyright of L.M.Reid

My Mother

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Comments 10 comments

Ian Rowan 5 years ago

Great stew but just add a bit of Worcestershire sauce or similar to give it a bit of extra zing.

And the next day add curry.

Ian, Australia

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How to - Answers 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Than you Ian for your comment and your extra ingredients. Will give that a try and see how much extra zing I get from it lol

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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland

Beef Stew is one of my favorite dishes. Always lovely with mashed potatoes and cabbage.

Thanks for SHARING

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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great recipe and I know this must really be good.

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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

It does taste as good as it looks Fiddleman and is quite easy to make.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'm am just loving your recipes on saving money while cooking delicious meals. This looks like a worthy addition. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.

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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

The beef does go a long way with this recipe because the stew is full of flavour with the carrots, onions and gravy.

Thanks alocsin for the share and votes

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

This looks so good! I can almost smell it from looking at that last photo! Thanks for this good sounding recipe. I also like cooking from scratch. Up and useful votes.

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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Beef stew or casserole as some call it is a great meal to have when you have a few people over for dinner.

Thanks kikalina and Peggy W for taking the time to leave a comment, the shares and votes

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