Beef Stew Recipe.

Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew Recipe.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew Recipe

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
Every bite of this beef stew is infused with great flavor from slow roasting in the oven. Combine with beef stew recipe on fresh bread or serve over mashed potatoes.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 365 kcal


  • 1 pound small potatoes, new potatoes, or fingerlings, cut into halves or quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups good dry red wine
  • 1 pound mushrooms, cut into thick slices
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium size onion, cut into cubes
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2″ thick pieces
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste, divided
  • 2 pounds beef broth (or cut beef into 1 piece)
  • 2 tablespoons fried olive oil
  • 6 ounces bacon, cut into 1/4-inch strips


  • In a large ovenproof saucepan, saute bacon over medium heat until golden brown and fat is released. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon into a separate bowl.
  • While the bacon is cooking, place the beef in a large mixing bowl and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Sprinkle the beef with 1/4 cup of the flour and stir until combined and evenly coated. Transfer the beef in batches into the hot bacon fat and cook over medium/high heat until the beef turns brown (3 minutes per side). Add olive oil if needed. Transfer the roasted beef to a bowl with the bacon.
  • Add 2 cups of wine to the saucepan and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom to dissolve the pot. Add chopped mushrooms and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium/high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the carrots diced into the onion cubes and 4 cloves of minced garlic and sauté for 4 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon tomato paste and fry for another minute. Transfer the vegetables to the soup pot.
  • Add 4 cups of beef broth, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Return the beef and bacon to the pot, then add the potatoes. Stir the mixture, making sure the potatoes are submerged in the liquid. Cover with the lid and bake in a 325°F oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.


For a healthy stew, you can tilt the pot after it comes out of the oven to allow the liquid to pool on one side, then shake off any excess fat.
Keyword Beef Stew, Beef Stew Recipe
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    Hi. Made the beef stew tonight and it was delicious. My husband really liked it. I tell you what, it beats the package seasoning for beef stew I used to make. Never again. lol 😆. I plan to make it again for my family and will make sure I have hot French bread ready to go with it. Dipping that bread into that stew sauce, omg 🤤. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    This was fantastic!! Made for my family and they loved it. Will make again. I did thicken the broth because we like it more like a gravy.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight for the first time and we absolutely LOVED it! Definitely going to be added to our dinner rotation! When it was finished, I added about half a cup of instant potato flakes and cooked it on low heat on the stove for about 5 minutes to thicken the broth. (I don’t like to use flour and butter to thicken) Great recipe!!

  4. 5 stars
    This is ONE of my favorite recipes that you shared! Love it! Comes out perfect every time! Making it today. Thank you for ALL of the recipes! ❤

  5. 5 stars
    The flavors are so delicious. I’m just wondering how I might have a way to make the meat more tender after it was done cooking?

  6. 5 stars
    Very tasty and easy to make. I just made some for my neighbor. His Mom died yesterday. I’m waiting for him to come home so I can bring it over with a loaf of homemade French bread. Comfort food at its finest.

  7. 5 stars
    The best beef stew I’ve ever had! I don’t like mushrooms so omitted them. Amazing flavor and tang. Has a kick even though I didn’t add cayenne. Perfect every time, thank you!

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