ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hearty and Delicious Beef Stew Recipe

Updated on April 12, 2013

During the cold winter months, nothing hits the spot better than a bowl of hearty, homemade beef stew. Beef stew is easy to make and is a relatively inexpensive meal, whether you're cooking for one or two people or a large group. Enjoy this delicious beef stew recipe!

Beef Stew Recipe


  • 2 pounds of lean beef stew meat
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of minced onion (fresh or dehydrated)
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of tomato juice
  • 1 large onion, cut into several large pieces
  • 1 cup of cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup of sliced carrots or 1 small package of whole baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.

2. While the oil is heating, dredge the meat lightly in the flour.

3. Carefully place the meat in the hot oil and cook until lightly browned. (Note: do not skip this step. This is very important for sealing the flavor in the meat and keeping it as tender and juicy as possible.)

4. Add the water, minced onion, garlic, allspice, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato juice.

5. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

6. Add the onion chunks, sliced carrots (or baby carrots), cubed potatoes, and celery.

7. Cook for 30 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Serving Suggestion

This hearty stew really is a complete one pot meal. It has your meat, vegetables, and starch all in one bowl, so you can enjoy this dish all by itself if you want. Crusty French bread, thick slices of warm beer bread, or fresh corn muffins are the perfect accompaniments to this simple, yet tasty meal. If you plan to enjoy wine with your meal, try a good quality merlot or cabernet sauvignon for a perfect pairing.

Slow Cooker Recipe Variation:

You can also prepare this hearty beef stew recipe in a crock pot. You'll still need to sear the meat on the stove top, but you can use the slow cooker for everything else. If using a crock pot, reduce the water by 1/2 cup. Simmer on low for 4-6 hours before adding the vegetables, and then continue to simmer for an additional 4-6 hours before serving.

Any Ideas or Suggestions?

There are just about as many different ways to make beef stew as there are people who enjoy preparing the dish. This recipe is one of my favorites, but it certainly isn't the only way to cook this filling and nourishing meal. If you have some favorite tips and techniques for preparing your own special beef stew recipe, feel free to post them in the comments section below!


Submit a Comment

  • mgwhite profile imageAUTHOR

    Mary White 

    8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Glad you liked it, Paul!

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    cooked this today and fair play it was amazing

  • MrMarmalade profile image


    10 years ago from Sydney

    Now that is something I can appreciate thank you

  • sukritha profile image


    10 years ago from Cochin

    THis is Really hearty and deltipous. Keep going


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)