Country Style Beef Stew Recipe

A bowl of beef stew
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  • 2 hrs 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Ratings (4)

This stovetop beef stew is easy to prepare and has lots of flavors. Serve the stew with crusty rolls or biscuits for a great everyday meal.

What You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds lean stewing beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf
  • thyme, crushed
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensedbeef broth (concentrated if using homemade)
  • 3 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 12 small white onions
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add beef; brown the meat well on all sides.
  2. Add salt, bay leaf, and thyme, along with the condensed beef broth and 3 cups of the water.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil. 
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add carrots, potatoes, and onions; simmer for about 30 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Combine cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl or cup; stir until smooth.
  1. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the stew. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 465
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 135 mg
Sodium 1,042 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 46 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)