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Home-Style Vegetable Beef Stew Recipe

User Rating 4 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Beef Stew

Beef and Vegetable Stew

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
This is a tasty stew, made with flavorful meaty beef shanks and loads of different vegetables. If you can't find beef shanks, sometimes called soup bones, use a pound or so of beef stew meat.


  • 2 beef shanks, meaty, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (approx. 10.5 ounces) condensed French onion soup
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced, about 1 to 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 to 3 medium red-skinned potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch pieces, about 2 to 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 medium white turnip, cubed, about 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup frozen lima beans or baby limas, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt or Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flour mixed with an equal amount of cold water


In a stockpot or Dutch oven, combine beef shanks, broth, onion soup, water, celery, and onion. Bring to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Cover and cook over low heat for about 45 to 60 minutes. Add carrots, potatoes, and white turnip. Cook for 20 minutes longer. Remove beef and cut up. Discard fat and bones. Return the cut-up beef to stockpot, along with corn, Lima beans, and seasonings. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes, or until Lima beans are tender. Combine the flour and water; stir into the stew mixture. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 to 20 minutes, until thickened. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serves 4 to 6.

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 5 out of 5
exellent stew, Member jonriley

I've made this stew several times and everyone loves it. Tried it with venison once that didnt work out so good. Stick with the beef and it cant be beat.

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