1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Beef Stew With Vegetables

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Beef Stew
James Baigrie/Photolibrary/Getty
This is a hearty and flavorful beef stew recipe with vegetables and a thickened broth. 

Yield: Serves 8


  • 2 pounds lean stew beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (approx. 10 1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
  • hot water
  • 3 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • black pepper and seasoned salt to taste


Cut the beef into small, bite-sized cubes.  Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large kettle; add beef, seasoned salt, and chopped onions. Cook, turning frequently, over medium heat for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the meat is browned on all sides and chopped onions are tender. Drain off excess fat, if necessary.

Add beef broth and hot water to the pot until the liquid level is about 1 inch above the beef. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the meat is tender.

Add the potatoes, carrots, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes longer, until vegetables are tender.

To thicken the stew, combine the flour with 1/3 cup cold water; stir until smooth. Gently stir flour mixture into the pot a little at a time, using as much as needed to make the stew as thick as you like it. Add pepper and taste for seasonings, adding more seasoned salt if necessary.

Serves 8.


More Beef Stew Recipes:
Perfect Beef Stew
Beef and Red Wine Stew
Autumn Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Stew
Beef and Barley Stew
Home-Style Vegetable Beef Stew
Country Style Beef Stew
Beef Stew Index


User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
The nicest Beef Stew I have ever had!, Member DeaneLou

This recipe is so tasty and easy to make, I did add Red and Yellow peppers as extras and it really exceeded my expectations. This recipe is now filed away in cook book cabinet, and I will make this again.

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.

See all 3 reviews

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.