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Traditional English Beef Stew Recipe

Updated on August 10, 2014

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Steaming hot and ready to be enjoyed. You can almost smell this Traditional English Beef Stew!
Steaming hot and ready to be enjoyed. You can almost smell this Traditional English Beef Stew!

How To Make Traditional English Beef Stew

Over the centuries, there has been no dish that has survived in Britain longer than the Traditional English Beef Stew. The endurance over time of Traditional English Beef Stew being consumed by peasants to royalty, gives honor to how wonderful this hot dish satisfies all.

Throughout history, this stew has managed to keep the folks in Britian on their feet, alive and healthy during hard times and especially during the harsh, cold winter times. Not just a stew to enjoy during hard times, Traditional English Beef Stew is enjoyed by folks around the world at any time!

Quite simple, tasty and easy to prepare, once served, the Traditional English Beef Stew will bring smiles to your family and friends.

To convert this same stew into the Traditional Irish Stew, simply substitute the beef with lamb and you will have created the Traditional Irish Lamb Stew.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 2 hours
  • Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
  • Yields: Serves four to six people

Ingredients

  • 500grams (1 and 1/2 pounds) Diced or Minced Beef
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Parsnip
  • 1 Onion, spanish/yellow
  • 1 to 2 Beef Stock Cubes
  • Water
  • Salt/Pepper/Herbs, to taste
  • Potatoes

Instructions

  1. Chop the Onion & Carrots and put in the pan (we use a crockpot) with the Beef and cook until meat is browned and Onion begins to reduce.
  2. Add the parsnip and cover contents of the pot with water.
  3. Add the stock cube/s, salt, pepper and herbs to taste.
  4. Bring to the boil, stir, cover, reduce the heat and allow to cook/simmer for at LEAST 1hr
  5. ***This dish is best if left to stand overnight at this point and then reheated for another 30mins-1hr the next day.. but if you dont want to do that then it can be eaten straight away.***
  6. Peel and Boil the potatoes.
  7. Serve in a bowl with potatoes and a slice or 3 of Bread on the side!

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  • Dale Hyde profile image
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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Thanks so much, Peggy. :)

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    It is true. Stews and similar dishes actually improve in flavor if not served immediately. Your recipe sounds good! Voted up and useful.

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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Hello lovedoctor! You are most welcome and thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

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    lovedoctor926 5 years ago

    This is another delicious meal. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Hello Angela! Thanks for stopping by, reading, commenting and rating. :) I am glad that you find that it looks great. I know it tastes great as well.

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    Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Thanks for the recipe, I have been looking for a good beef stew recipe and this looks great. I rated this 5 stars.

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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Hello Angela! Thanks so very much! A bowl of this does sound rather well after a hard day at work, to me right about now. :) Appreciate you stopping by, reading, commenting and of course sharing. :)

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    Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

    I am about to take a bite out my computer screen! This looks so good and I am starving! I will share this!

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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Sounds like a winner! Then you would have your own vegan recipe to publish and share. :)

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    Melissa Flagg COA OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

    I bet I could add cornstarch or flour to the veggie broth and maybe use tofu, or morning star crumbles. hhhmm... I think I have a challenge on my hands! lol

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    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Hello Daughter of Maat! I guess that you could substitute something for the beef and the beef stock, and still make a stew. Hmm.. that would be more like a soup. Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting! :)

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    Melissa Flagg COA OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

    Too bad I'm vegan, this actually looks yummy. I better go make myself a salad, this is making me want a steak!