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Easy Beef Stew

Updated on February 26, 2013

Easy Beef Stew

5 stars from 1 rating of Easy Beef Stew

Beef Stew is so Tasty!

Beef Stew is a favorite around my house. My family enjoys the hearty taste of the beef and the potatoes. I enjoy cooking it especially during the winter months, however, we enjoy it year around. Let me know how you like it. Simplicity and taste are the key. I always use reduced sodium salt and reduced sodium worcestershire sauce.

Beef Stew is full of flavor.
Beef Stew is full of flavor. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours 10 min
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves 20


  • 4 lbs Beef Chuck, Cut into bitsize peices
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 4-8 ounce cans Tomato Sauce
  • 3 large white Potatoes, Cut into medium peices
  • 5 Medium Carrots, Cut into small peices
  • 4 Cups Frozen or Fresh Green Beans, Bite Size
  • 2-3 Bay Leaves
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Salt & Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Basil, Add 1 Tablespoon when cooking beef add the other directly to the stock pot
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (Reduced Sodium), Optional
  • 1 Onion (medium), Optional


  1. Cut up Beef into bite size pieces, place in skillet with half cup of water. Add salt & pepper, basil, bay leaf and let the beef brown on the outside. Reduce temperature and cook until done.
  2. Add cooked beef to stock pot with tomato sauce, water, potatoes, carrots and additional seasonings salt, pepper and basil. Bring to boil and let simmer for 2 hours. Add green beans about 10 minutes before done. Serve with Corn Bread or Biscuits.

Nutritional Value

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 228
Calories from Fat288
% Daily Value *
Fat 32 g49%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 4 g
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1000 mg42%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Kathryn Weathersby 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DIYmommy for your comment. Please add it and let me know how your husband likes it. :)

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      Julie 4 years ago

      Beef stew is one of my husband's favorite meals! So hearty and delicious. I may just have to add this recipe to my arsenal. Thanks for the great hub!

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      Kathryn Weathersby 4 years ago from Texas

      Yes, very easy. Thank you your rating Lipnancy!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I love Beef Stew as an easy meal.