Country Style Beef Stew

Country-Style Beef Stew

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
Total: 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
465 Calories
22g Fat
19g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 465
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1042mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 46g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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) condensed beef 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

Steps 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.

  6. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the stew. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.

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