Simple Beef Stew
This delicious and simple beef stew is so easy to make, and full of delicious flavors!
I can’t believe it’s already March! I don’t know if it’s just life with a toddler or what, but it seems like the days go by in a blur and time just keeps slipping away from me. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks, and I have a delicious Irish-inspired feast to share with you over the next week. My family always celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a fun dinner together, and this year we’ve got this simple beef stew on the menu.
I have a recipe for Guinness beef stew already on the blog, which I totally love, but since I don’t normally have Guinness on hand, I decided to come up with a stew that was a little simpler to make and used ingredients I nearly always have in the cupboard or fridge.
This simple beef stew is so savory and rich, and loaded with tender chunks of beef and vegetables. I used carrots and potatoes because they’re pretty classic for beef stew (and my family will always eat them!) but you can change things up and use any root vegetables you like.
I’ve also made this stew with rutabagas, turnips, and sweet potatoes, and it’s really delicious with pretty much any combination of vegetables. The onion soup mix, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce give this stew so much flavor, and letting everything simmer together in the pot for about an hour creates such a harmonious blend. It’s so delicious!
This stew makes really great leftovers, so sometimes I double the batch and save the extras in the freezer for later, or portion it out for lunches throughout the week. I love to serve it with a dollop of sour cream on top for a little extra flavor. This stew is so simple and easy to make, but still totally delicious!
Simple Beef StewPrint Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds stew beef cut into bite sized pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 medium carrots cut into bite sized pieces
- 3 cups golden potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 package onion soup mix
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cups beef broth
- Sprinkle the beef with the salt and pepper, and toss it with the flour to coat. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion to the pot and cook until softened. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned, stirring frequently. Add the carrots, potatoes, soup mix, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and beef broth to the pot.
- Bring the stew to a simmer, then cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for at least one hour, stirring occasionally. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top.