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Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

| March 19, 2012 | 85 Comments

 A bowl of delicious southern homemade beef stew.
This thick and hearty Beef Stew is a one-pot meal that is much more quick and easy than you might at first think.  It only requires a few simple ingredients to prepare and although it has a lengthy cooking time, it’s a great way to cook up supper without a lot of fuss.  Slowly simmered to bring out all the flavors, you can sit back and relax while this one cooks.  Your family is gonna love it.

 

We’re about to wrap up winter here in the south so I wanted to get this recipe online during these last days of cool weather.  OK, 80 degrees for the past several days…isn’t cool weather, but I think we’re still going to see a few more cooler days ahead before Spring actually arrives.  The trees around where I live have already burst forth in full bloom and look like they are covered with snow.  Just yesterday, I started seeing some green leaves appear as well.

I love spring, but over the past few years, I’ve been really hit hard with allergy problems.  I never had it until about 2009 when I took up fishing and started spending lots of time outdoors.  Problem is, it just seems to be getting worse each year since.  Still, I love this time of year….don’t you?

Beef stew is not just a winter meal, don’t get that idea OK?  It’s great any time of the year.  Its just that this recipe is kind of thick and it makes a great meal all by itself on a cold winter day.  The heartiness of the meat and potatoes alone, slow simmered in broth, will both fill you up and warm you up. 

You would have normally found Beef Stew served up for Sunday dinner at my house.  Mama would cook up a great big old pot full, about 3 times as much as this recipe will make.  She would then let it slow simmer for hours on the stove until it was all just right.  It was only later in life that she acquired a slow cooker – or – crockpot, so my memories are of that big old aluminum pot she liked to use.  As I’ve mentioned in some of my other stories, we always had about 10-15 people at our house for Sunday dinners.  It was a time when all the family got together and usually included our pastor and his family as well.  My brother and sister were both married with new families of their own, and if they didn’t show up for Sunday dinner, Mama would call them to see if they were on the way….or why they weren’t….on the way.  Gotta love it.

Being a widower now for going on 14 years, sitting at home with a table of one….just isn’t the same.  I guess that’s why we look and refer to them as the “good old days” now.  But, for me, cooking up these old favorites can bring back a full rush of happy days from years gone by.  Days when I had my eye set on that one pastors daughter, just wanting to be around her and realizing that my whole reason for going to church was just for the chance to sit with her while her father preached down fire and brimstone.  Days when I hoped mama was going to invite them home for Sunday dinner and maybe….just maybe…she and her brother would stay the afternoon while her mom and dad visited with some other members of our church.  Of course, there are lots of other Sunday dinner memories in my head, but I’ll have to save those for later.  For now, let’s get this pot on the stove and cook up some good old southern comfort food.  If you’re ready…Let’s Get Cooking!

 

Home made Beef Stew ingredients you will need.
Beef Stew Recipe:  You’ll need these ingredients.

 

Melt some butter in a large pot.
We’ll start out by melting about two Tablespoons of Butter in a large pot set on medium heat.

 

Slice up some onions.
While the butter is melting, slice up your onions.

 

Add the beef cuts to the pot.
Toss the beef cubes into the pot with the melted butter.  The beef used here is boneless, pre-cut cubes that are easily found in your local grocery store.  It’s usually chuck or round that has been cut into 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch cubes.  If you can’t find them already cut, you can do it yourself very easily.   Just select any chuck or round cut…except for top round…and just trim off the fat and cut it into bite sized pieces.

 

Brown the beef in the butter.
Brown the beef in the butter.  Some recipes call for tossing the beef cubes in flour before you add them to the pot.  I don’t think it matters all that much and just toss them into the butter.  I’m going to let them cook a bit until they start to brown but not get a brown crust on them.  Just stir them around every few minutes and let them cook.  This will take about 6-10 minutes depending on how hot the pan is.

 

 

Add the water. 
When the meat has browned, pour in 4 cups of warm water from the kitchen tap. 

 

Add the worcestershire sauce.
Add the teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce.

 

Add the onions.
Toss in the sliced onions.

 

Add the salt.
Add one teaspoon of salt.

 

Add the sugar.
Add one teaspoon of sugar.  Mama used sugar in just about everything.  I come by it naturally I guess.

 

Add the black pepper.
Add one half teaspoon of Black Pepper.

 

Add the paprika.
Add one half teaspoon of Paprika and stir all the ingredients together.

 

Cover the pot, let it simmer.
Place a lid on the pot and let it simmer.  I open the vent on the lid of the pot to let out steam as it cooks.  You’ll want to lower the heat down to about half way between your low setting and your medium setting on your stove.  You don’t want it to cook at a rolling boil, just a low and light simmer.  It will cook this way for about an hour.  Just check it about every 20 minutes or so and give it a stir at the same time.

 

Prepare the carrots.
While the meat is simmering, go ahead and wash up a couple of carrots for slicing.

 

Slice the carrots.
Slice up the carrots in about 1/2 inch rounds.  You want good bite sized pieces here.  Baby carrots would also work, but I even slice those up smaller whenever I use them in this type of recipe.

 

Wash the potatoes.
Scrub down the potatoes and prepare them for cutting.

 

Dice up the potatoes.
Quarter and dice the potatoes.  Try to cut them into uniform sized pieces so they will all cook up about the same.

 

Simmer
When the meat has simmered down, it’s time to start adding the other ingredients.

 

Add the carrots.
Add in the sliced carrots.

 

Add the potatoes.
Toss in the diced potatoes.

 

Add the tomato paste.
Add in the Tomato Paste….then stir it all up real good.

 

Add the beef bouillion.
Add in the Beef Bouillion Granules.  I like using the granules because they are much easier to work with as opposed to those cube things.  The cubes take a long time to dissolve in my opinion.  Seems like no matter how much I stir, sooner or later, I’ll see a piece of one of the cubes floating around in the pot.  Of course, beef broth would also work very nicely, especially if you have home made.  We added 4 cups of water in the beginning so according to my jar, I need 4 teaspoons of Granules to make 4 cups of broth.

 


Give it all a good stir.

 

Cover the pot once again.
Cover the pot once again and let it all continue to simmer over that medium-low heat.

 

Simmer until done.
Check on your stew about every 20 minutes or so.  It will take about 30-45 minutes for the potatoes and carrots to cook until tender.  I like mine with just a little bit of a “bite’ left in them.  The longer it cooks, the more mushy the potatoes will become.  You’ll just want to keep a close check on it after you add the carrots and potatoes and cook it to your personal liking. 

This is a great meal to prepare ahead of time, warm up and serve later.  If you’re doing that, don’t overcook the vegetables because they will cook even more once you warm the stew back up before serving.

 

Serve and Enjoy!
Serve and Enjoy!

 

Serve it with rice and cornbread.
Serving Suggestion:  Beef Stew is certainly a meal you can serve all by itself, but I really like it along side some cooked white rice and a piece or two of homemade corn bread.  It just doesn’t stay beside the rice for long.  I stir it all up together and eat it that way.  If you wanted to stretch the meal, either stir in some cooked rice or just let the rice cook during the last 15-20 minutes or so while you’re simmering the stew.

You’ll find lots of variations of Beef Stew here on the internet.  Some add green peas, celery, string beans, tomatoes, or even mushrooms.  I’ll just save all that stuff for the homemade vegetable soup.  Give me this basic meat and potatoes version any old time.  I do hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.  Enjoy!

 

Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 6 Servings

Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

This thick and hearty Beef Stew is a one-pot meal that is much more quick and easy than you might at first think. It only requires a few simple ingredients to prepare and although it has a lengthy cooking time, it's a great way to cook up supper without a lot of fuss. Slowly simmered to bring out all the flavors, you can sit back and relax while this one cooks.

Ingredients

  • 2 - lbs of Stew Beef
  • 4 - Cups of warm water
  • 4 - teaspoons of Beef Bouillon Granules
  • 1 - medium Onion, sliced
  • 3 - medium Carrots, sliced
  • 6 - Red Potatoes, quartered and diced
  • 2 - Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/3 - cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 - teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 - teaspoon Salt
  • 1 - teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 - teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 - teaspoon Paprika

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat.
  2. Add in the stew beef cubes, brown for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add 4 cups of warm tap water.
  4. Add sliced onions.
  5. Add Worcestershire Sauce
  6. Add Salt
  7. Add Sugar
  8. Add Black Pepper
  9. Add Paprika
  10. Cover, let simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour.
  11. Add carrots
  12. Add Potatoes
  13. Add Tomato Paste
  14. Add Beef Granules, stir all ingredients well.
  15. Cover again, simmer for about 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  16. Serve warm and Enjoy!

Notes

Serve this Beef Stew in a bowl by itself for a hearty and delicious meal..or...serve it alongside some rice and cornbread to stretch it out even further.

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Steve

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  1. Jesse Eason says:

    Trying this recipe out now, I will be cooking cabbage and rice with it and of course my home made red velvet cake. I hope it is great

  2. Debbie says:

    I picked up a couple of chuck roasts on sale yesterday. Today I cubed up one of the roasts and made this beef stew recipe. I have never really cared for beef stew myself. I usually find something else for me to eat. Hubby is the one who likes beef stew. Well, things have sure turned around as of this recipe! I sneaked a taste as the luscious aroma while it was cooking was tempting me. I found this to be yummy scrumptious and hubby loved it as well! This beef stew recipe will be a permanent keeper at my house for sure! Thank-You!

  3. Loved this recipe and shared it on my blog! (And, of course, gave you the credit.) :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Courtney, I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern, and that you enjoyed our Beef Stew recipe enough to share it with your readers. Thank You.

      I appreciate your visit and hope you’ll try some of our other recipes. I have a pretty good recipe for Cole Slaw, and one for ham that I think you’ll enjoy. (Smile) What’s up with not liking those? But, you’ve got pretty good taste with your Southern Gospel Music choice. I’ve seen Brian Free in concert numerous times.

      Best wishes with your blog and your writing adventures. We certainly need a lot more young ladies willing to stand up for their faith, and I trust you’ll do well with your writings. It’s all in HIS time… right?

      Thank you again for your visit, and I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  4. Dawn Shaffer says:

    Dear Steve,

    I found this recipe a few months ago and I have been making it regularly ever since. We absolutely love it, even my most picky eater can’t get enough of this! I was wondering if there is a way to adapt it for a slow cooker? Would it work the same to throw everything together all at once and cook it all day long in the crockpot? Thanks for the yummy recipes!

    Dawn

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Dawn, I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern, and that you tried our Beef Stew recipe. I’m not a fan of the crock pot method of cooking. I know that will stir up some comments against me, but I’ll have to take the heat from it I guess. I’ve got a crock pot, and I’ve cooked in it. I’m sure the recipe would probably come out fine should you use the crock pot method, and hopefully you’ll come back and let me know how it did should you try it. Thank you for your visits, and be sure to stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  5. Loved this recipe. Made it last night, and we ate every last bit. I used beef broth instead of water. It was awesome!

  6. Shelby says:

    I made this along with your recipe for buttermilk biscuits and banana pudding, and all of it was gone! Needless to say, it was a hit. I will certainly be making all three of those recipes again! This beef stew recipe was very easy to follow and didn’t require a lot of preparation. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Susan Bryant says:

    Making now with cornbread. The tasting along the way is luscious! Added english peas per request from the family. Will make rice also :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Susan, I do hope the Beef Stew turns out well. It will go great with that cornbread and rice. Let me know how it turns out for you. I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern, and I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  8. Gerhard says:

    Dear Steve, thank you for this awesome recipe. I am from Cape Town and the weather just turned cold today so I was feeling like making the family a hearty stew to at least brighten up the inside of our home. Being a 45 year old male who never made a stew before, I rushed to Google and after spending almost an hour here, I found what I was looking for. An easy to prepare, well instructed manual. Thank you for taking the time to put this together and know that in doing so, you warmed at least one South African family on a cold an wet day. I just wish you could see the surprise on my wife’s face as she walked in and found me making this! That was a priceless moment.
    Warmest Regards,
    Gerhard

    Here is the best part,it looked exactly like yours and it tasted great. The family loved it. Thank you once again Steve!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Gerhard, Greetings to Cape Town all the way from North Carolina. I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern and our Home Made Beef Stew Recipe. I’m delighted to hear that you tried it, and that it turned out well for you. I’m just sorry to hear you’re having some cold weather.

      Keep up the good work with the cooking. It’s my pleasure to share the recipes, and comments like yours make the effort worthwhile. Maybe it will encourage someone else to try our recipe as well. I appreciate your visit and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  9. Meredith says:

    Just bought some nice looking stew meat from a local butcher that I just won a gift card to, and I think I’m gonna use your recipe to make it tonight! It looks just like the stew my dad used to make, and I’m sure it’ll be just as good. I’ve never seen tomato paste used in stew before, but I feel like it’s going to make it even more delicious. I’m itchin’ to get started! Thanks!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Meredith, Congratulations on winning the gift card. I’m happy you purchased the stew beef and that you’re going to use it to try our Home Made Beef Stew Recipe. I do hope it turns out really well for you. Let me know, OK? I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern and hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  10. Laura says:

    Stumbled upon a gold mine when I found your site! This recipe is EXACTLY what I was looking for. So pleased to make your acquaintance and I’m sure I’ll be back often.
    Blessings! lg

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Laura, It’s a pleasure to meet you as well. I’m thankful that you found Taste of Southern and our Beef Stew Recipe. I think you’ll enjoy it once you try it. Please let me know how it turns out for you. I appreciate your comments and hope that you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  11. Dee says:

    Hi Steve. This beef stew recipe looks so easy and yummy! Can you please tell me when the corn starch in your picture of ingredients is added to the recipe?

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Dee, I think I’ve just been BUSTED. I had to go back and take a look at the recipe again to see what I left out. Best I can figure, I never actually used the cornstarch. It would go in at the last to thicken up the broth a bit, but I honestly don’t think I used any. I even looked through the photo files and don’t see where I took a photo of adding any.

      I do appreciate your question, hopefully it will help someone else that tries the recipe as well. You have a good eye for certain. Thank you for your visit today, and I hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  12. Ana Lopez says:

    Im so glad I found this recipe which has all the ingredients that I already had, the pictures with each direction was great and made it easier for me to follow. My cousins in-laws loved it! Thank you! :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Ana, I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern and that you tried our Home Made Beef Stew Recipe. I appreciate your compliments on our site and I’m very happy to know that you and the in-laws enjoyed the stew. Perhaps you will try some of our other recipes as well. I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  13. Pam says:

    I’ve just recently left my grandma’s house to start living on my own within the past two weeks and have been missing her cooking quite a bit. I’m also fairly new to the game myself (23) and so have been a bit hesitant to jump into the meatier dishes. I generally have trouble balancing when to throw in onions versus the potatoes but the way the recipes are laid out on this site is very helpful! I look forward to trying this recipe either this week or next, I’ve got my heart set on the beef, gravy, and rice recipe first.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Pam, Welcome to Taste of Southern. I’m thankful you found our site and I wish you all the best as you head out on your own. I congratulate you also for being willing to try some of our recipes. I’m sure it’s not going to be as good as Grandma’s, but hopefully, you’ll enjoy our recipes.

      Just like heading out on your own, cooking can be a true adventure. Don’t give up if you don’t get it right the first time. Just keep trying, finding your mistakes, and overcome them. You can do it! I know you can.

      I do hope you’ll enjoy both the Beef Tips with Rice and Gravy, and our Beef Stew Recipe. The whole point of all the pictures is so you can see how the recipe should look each step of the way. I’m glad to be of help.

      I just trust that things are where you can still call on Grandma for some of her advice and her tips in cooking. Hopefully you can sit down with her and get some of her own recipes on paper, so you can treasure them and cook them always. Sounds like she’s a great cook and could be a great source of information. Then, maybe one day you can cook for her and show her how much you’ve learned. What do you think?

      Keep up the good work. I’ll be waiting to hear how you like the recipes when you get a chance to try them and how they turned out for you. Be sure to stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  14. Candace Boyce says:

    I tried the recipe Mr.Gordon and my family and I loved it thanks so much haven’t tasted beef stew this good in awhile neva knew their was someone out there that makes beef stew better than my mom…. Thanks Loved it…

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Candace, You do know that you’re going to get both of us in trouble don’t you? Saying this is better than your mom’s could be BIG trouble. But, having said that, I do Thank You for the compliment and I’m glad that you tried the recipe. In reality, it was YOU that made it, so I guess it’s OK if it turns out better than your moms. (Whew… did I get out of that one?)

      I’m thankful you found our Beef Stew Recipe and tried it. I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes and that you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  15. Melissa Sutton says:

    Sooo good! I made this today, was very easy to follow, and everyone ate every bite! We’ve got a family of eight and it can be very tricky to please everyone!!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Melissa, I’m thankful you found our site and that you tried the Beef Stew recipe. I’m happy to hear that you and the family enjoyed it. I can only imagine what it must be like to cook for a group like that everyday. Happy to know they all liked it.

      I appreciate your visit and hope you’ll continue to visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  16. Texas Gal says:

    Just awesome loved the taste best beef stew I’ve ever tasted. I added a whole can of tomato paste ..it was too late by the tim e I read the amount to actually add. I added a extra cup of water and extra workershire sauce.. still good !

  17. GiGi says:

    Thank you so much Steve for this absolutely DELICIOUS recipe! It is now a weekly favorite, especially now that it’s the winter time! GOD Bless!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi GiGi, I’m thankful you’ve found Taste of Southern and happy to hear you’ve been making our Beef Stew Recipe. I’m really glad you like it. Just wish I could help you out more with this winter weather. Snuggle up… OK?

      Thank you for sharing your comments and I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  18. Barbara says:

    Hello there, Steve! I have to tell you, I am 49 years old and I am just learning to use the computer. I was delighted to find your beef stew recipe! If I may say so, I’m impressed that I actually found what I was looking for!

    I am in the frozen North – BURRRR! I lived in the sunny South for twenty years and I loved every moment of it. Unfortunately, I have been in Hospitals and Nursing Homes the past 19 months. I have been on my deathbed 3 times. My family brought me home.

    But, God is good all the time! I have finally recovered and am looking for a place to live. Won’t be returning to the South though. I have a wonderful man in my life and guess what? He likes BEEF STEW! Thus, my search! Seek and ye shall find!

    I can’t wait to try your recipe. Looks heartwarming, healthy and wholesome. Just what the doctor ordered! Thank you! Keep up the great work!

    By the way, my Grandmother used to take me catfishing. She has passed now, but i have to tell you – she went out and pre-purchased her tombstone and it has a catfish on it! How ’bout that?! Sure enough, she had a catfish engraved on her tombstone! She picked it out herself! And if my memory serves me well, I do believe it was the picture of the catfish on the container of the Old Whiskers Catfish Bait she used to buy. It was cheese stink bait and she used to mix cattail fuzz into it to give it a more doughy texture because otherwise it would just melt off of our hooks. Oh, that used to make us so mad. What a riot!

    That catfish was her epitaph. No words were necessary. My goodness, if my Granmother had a dollar for every catfish she ever caught, cleaned and fried she would have been the wealthiest woman in the history of the universe! Bless her heart!

    Anyway, when I looked up that beef stew recipe, I saw “Taste of Southern” and went right to it. So glad I did! Thank you!

    God bless, and keep on cookin’!!!
    !

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Barbara, Can you see my great big smile right now? You made my day with your stories. YES, God IS good… all the time, and all the time, God is good. We are so blessed.

      First, keep up the work on that computer. Everything I know I’ve learned through trial and error. You can do it, and it can be a lot of company for you. You have an amazing story and I’m really glad that the family took care of you and you’re getting better all the time. Maybe some more of our warmer weather from here in the South would help. (I wont mention its 28 degrees today. Ha)

      You must have had a very interesting and amazing Grandmother. I’ve done some Catfishing, but have yet to skin and clean one. They put up a great fight when you hook them, but I have to bring out the gloves to take it off the hook. Where I do most of my fishing, if someone else around me wants my Catfish, I tell them they have to take it off the hook. I hear they can “sting” you pretty bad, and I don’t need any part of that.

      Thank you so much for your comments and for sharing your memories. I’m truly thankful you found Taste of Southern and hope you’ll enjoy the Beef Stew. Let me know if that man of yours likes it… OK?

      I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  19. Casey says:

    We Floridians are typically too far south to be considered part of the South- but we still have a lot of Southern traditions down here. My favorites are sweet tea and hearty beef stew! Although beef stew is often a cold-weather (and we don’t get that very much) meal, it is VERY much a comfort food. The temperature is cooling off here a little bit (and by cooling off, I mean that it’s around 68 degrees), and I had a hankering for the beef stew my grandmother used to make. She passed away long before I could learn the recipe from her, so I took to the internet to search for something that seemed similar. I found your site, liked the look of the recipe and the simplicity of the cooking process, added a wee bit of minced garlic (Garlic Fanatic #1, here), and BAM! I could be 4 years old and sitting at my grandmother’s table again.

    Thank you very much for posting this! The stew turned out beautifully, my Northern husband is now raving about Southern food, and I got a great deal of enjoyment from reading the back story that came before the instructions. I’ll be browsing through your other recipes as soon as I finish posting this comment. :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Casey, I loved your story and truly appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern and very happy to know that you tried the Beef Stew Recipe and enjoyed it. That always makes my day. I’m just sorry you can’t be enjoying some of our cold 28 degree weather we just got here in North Carolina. Wish I could send you some.

      I do hope you’ll try some of the other recipes and I’ll be looking for you to stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  20. Kevin says:

    Whoa.

    This stew has to be the tastiest, heartiest stew I’ve ever eaten.

    All ingredients easily found in my parlour, and your easy to follow instructions makes it so easy to prepare and follow.

    Much tastier than what we’d normally make in Ireland, fed me and my two girls for a few days (wife a vegetarian)

    Thanks for sharing. I too have passed on this recipe via a few friends and family .

    Seasons greetings from County Kildare.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Kevin, Greetings to County Kildare from North Carolina. I’m very thankful you found Taste of Southern and delighted to hear that you tried the Beef Stew recipe, and that you and the girls enjoyed it. I appreciate your comments and that you took the time to share them with us. Hopefully, you can try some of our other recipes as well. I do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  21. Deb says:

    Ice storm here! Roads are closed! Been outside three hours trying to take care of split branches and recover our driveway from the broken trees and limbs. While many around us have no power, we still do. Asked hubby what he wanted to eat, he said, “hot homemade beef stew”. Happy I had a chuckeye roast in the fridge and that I found your recipe on the net! It’s cooking now and smells delicious! Thanks!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Deb, I do hope you kept power long enough to finish the Beef Stew. Sounds like you’re coping with the ice storm. Around here, a quarter inch of ice on the roads shuts everything down. It’s Christmas Day and 40 degrees with bright sunshine, so we’ll try to send a little of that your way. OK? I just want mention that about 2 days ago, we broke the all time high with 78 degrees.

      Thank you for trying the recipe. I hope you and the family enjoyed it and I’ll be looking forward to a full report when you get the chance. Keep warm and do stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  22. Catherine/ Single mom says:

    I was looking for a good, simple and easy home made Beef Stew…. I Found It!!! Heading into the kitchen now…. Thanks and Stay Blessed Steve!!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Catherine, I do hope the Beef Stew recipe turned out well for you. I appreciate you giving it a try and hope you’ll try some of our other recipes. I am Blessed, just by your comments. Thank You.

      Do visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  23. Hazel says:

    Made this ,this morning and it is awesome ,the meat melts in your mouth and there was just enough spices to give it a wonderful taste .Next time I will double the recipe .Thank You

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Hazel, You’re very welcome! Thank You for trying our Beef Stew recipe, I’m glad you liked it.

      I do hope you’ll visit with us often. I appreciate your comments and compliments. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  24. drew g says:

    I made it with beef heart instead and it turned out great……. my wife says its the most tender beef she’s ever had (she didn’t know it was heart) and it was gone in no time. Next time I’ll have to double the recipe so I can enjoy leftovers.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Drew, You served your wife “heart” and didn’t tell her? You’re a brave fellow there Mr. Drew. (Smile) Happy though to hear that the recipe turned out well, and that you both enjoyed it. I promise not to tell either… OK?

      Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, keep up the good work. Do visit with us often and be sure to try out some of our other recipes. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  25. Larry Akers says:

    Steve-

    Nice recipe. Cooked it tonight with some rice and made a displaced southerner feel right at home. Thanks for sharing.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Larry, Beef Stew over rice is one of my favorites, especially during cold weather. Guess I need to make another batch for myself before too long. I’m happy you tried the recipe and hopefully it brought back some good southern memories for you. I do hope you’ll consider trying some of our other recipes and we’ll be looking for you to stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  26. Kathleen Barrett says:

    This is the best best beef stew recipe ever..I’ve read a lot of different ones and by far this recipe is easy to understand,simple ingredients and absolutely soothes the soul. Now everyone asks me to make this when I visit. Thank-you so much for sharing!! <3

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Kathleen, WOW, thank you so much for your compliments on our Beef Stew recipe. I’m so glad that you tried it and liked it. I liked the “soothes the soul” reference. Thank YOU for sharing your comments and do stop by for another visit… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  27. Jenzyjordan says:

    This is a great recipe! I have been hungry for some beef stew all week and decided to make this today. I have it on the stove now and it is almost ready… wish you could smell how good it is…. thanks for the recipe!

    I did make some “adjustments” because I can almost never follow a recipe without changing it a little :) It tastes good!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jenzyjordan, I’m thankful you were willing to try the Beef Stew Recipe and glad you liked it. We always enjoy someone willing to make changes and make a recipe their own. Keep up the great work. Now you’ve got ME wanting some. Thank you for sharing your comments and be sure to visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  28. Lee Ann says:

    This is the first really cold day this fall, and beef stew just seemed imperative. So I am waiting now for the veggies to cook–a hard task because the broth tastes so good! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Steve !

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Lee Ann, I hope you were ready for the colder weather. We got our first taste of it this past Friday night and I’m not looking forward to Winter. I wasn’t finished enjoying Fall yet.

      I hope the Beef Stew turned out well for you. I’ll be waiting to hear how it goes. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and for trying the recipe. I hope you’ll try some of the others as well. Don’t be a stranger, visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  29. Rhonda says:

    My daughter will soon be off to college and I have tried to find a thick stew she loves. I will be trying this today but am a bit concerned with the paprika as she is very sensitive to spice. Does this taste spicy? Can I add canned green beans when I add the carrots? She loves rice, much more than the rest of the family, so hopefully this will be the receipe she loves! The step by step directions are perfect. Thanks

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Rhonda, Congratulations to your daughter for making it into college, I know you must be proud of her. I don’t personally think the Beef Stew is spicy. You can certainly omit any spices that you don’t like or can’t tolerate. As for the green beans, canned one’s will work and you can add them at the same time as the carrots.

      I do hope it turns out well for you and that your daughter likes it. I’ll be waiting to hear a good report. Thanks again and do visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  30. Marla says:

    I love this stew. It is the best stew I have made. So on this rainy cold day I plan to start cooking this stew. Thanks again for this recipe. Marla

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Marla, I’m sorry to hear it’s cold and raining, but glad to know you’re turning it into something positive with a big bowl of Beef Stew. That should warm things up for the whole family. I’m glad you found the recipe and thank you for sharing your comments and results. I do hope you’ll try some of our other recipes and that you’ll continue to visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  31. Lette says:

    Ok, hands down this is my favorite recipe of yours I have tried so far!! I am actually eating some as I type this. My dad who is Alabama raised loved it. The flavors are perfect and I thank God he has laid it on your heart to share in such detail with strangers how to cook such great food. The only change I made to the recipe was the type of beef. My husband thinks stew beef is stringy so I bit the bullet and bought 2 pounds of top sirloin. A pricey meat for a stew- but oh your recipe was definitely worth the price of the meat. It is now going to be one of my staple recipes. (Btw I had the exact same plates and bowls you served your meal on in these pictures so I knew this recipe was for me :-).

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Lette, I like the way you think. See a plate and bowl like you have yourself and it’s the right recipe. How cool is that?

      I’m glad you tried the Beef Stew Recipe, and the top sirloin sounds like a good change. Very glad to hear that your dad loved it, and I hope your comments of approval will encourage someone else to give it a try as well. Cornbread goes really well with this by the way.

      I do appreciate you trying the recipes and taking the time to share your results with us. I hope you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  32. Love cooking says:

    Followed the recipe. And my family loved it!!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Love’s Cooking, I’m thankful that you found the recipe and tried it. Very happy to know that the family enjoyed it and hope you might be willing to try some of our other recipes. Thanks for sharing your results with us. It might just help encourage someone else to give the recipe a try. Do visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  33. Linda says:

    Dear Steve,
    I grew up spending summers fishing in Lake Erie (mostly perch, white bass, yummy catfish, crappie, sunfish, occasional large mouth bass and once in a great while a pike or walleye) in the late 50s/60s so I’m curious as to what kind of fish you catch and maybe some recipes for your fish fries! Meanwhile, its 97 degrees here in Texas at 11PM and I still am craving your beef stew! Tomorrow I’m gathering the ingredients and making a big pot of it and my three grown sons, who have come home, and I will probably fight over it like a pack of ravenous wolves! It looks amazing! Thanks for posting it with the pictures! God bless you! Linda

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Linda, Thank you for sharing your comments and I do hope you will enjoy the Beef Stew Recipe. I’m afraid 97 degrees around midnight is a bit too warm for me, maybe things will cool down soon for you.

      We have two large lakes near where I live. I pretty much only fish just one of them and haven’t been able to do as much of it as I’d like to have done this summer. I’m a big fan of Crappie. I love to fish for them, love to catch them and really enjoy eating them. We also have catfish, large mouth bass, bluegill and some perch along with a few others.

      I have been wanting to do a post about the fish fry’s we have and maybe I can do that before too long. I have several fishing friends that I fish with at The Pier of one of the lakes. We give all of the Crappie we catch to one friend in particular and he takes them home and cleans them. Then, about every two months or so, he and his wife will invite us all over to their house for a fish fry. It’s a great day for sure when that happens. We’re long past due on having one but we have to get out and catch some more fish first. So, stay tuned. Thank you again for stopping by and do visit with us again. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  34. gabriel says:

    Im not a cook at all, never have been but I followed this recipe to the tee and it came out delicious. I ended up making a big ole pot of it for my uncles birthday and there was nothing left of it when it was time to go home…lol! Im actually making a pot of it right now for me and my father. Thanks for putting this recipe online for everyone to enjoy….take care.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Gabriel, Already cooking a second batch… impressive. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about our Beef Stew Recipe. I’m so glad that you liked it and that it turned out well for you. Sounds like a pretty nice birthday present for your uncle if you ask me. Thanks again for stopping by and I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  35. rishma says:

    Hi ,
    Due to my background , I was raised not to eat beef , but having tasted it at 25 , I’m now realizing what i’v been missing out on ! Needless to say , I had no idea how to cook beef BUT i tried this recipe and it was wonderful ! I love that you keep everything step by step with pictures ! keep up the good work and I cant wait to try more of your recipes :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Rishma, Thank you for your kind comments about our step-by-step recipes here on Taste of Southern. I’m glad you found the Beef Stew Recipe and tried it out. I guess thats a pretty big step for someone that didn’t eat beef until 25. I do hope you’ll give some of our other recipes a try and I’ll look forward to more good reports from you in the future. Please stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  36. Karina says:

    Hello Steve. I found your website last week and decided to try out this recipe. I just had to come back and leave a comment. I made this tonight, and it came out absolutely delicious. I made no substitutions and followed your recipe exactly, and it came out amazing. Everyone in my house came back for seconds, and thirds of your beef stew. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Karina, I’m delighted that you found us and Thank You for giving the Beef Stew Recipe a try. I’m happy to know that it turned out well for you and, to hear that everyone liked it. Thank you for your kind comments. I do hope you’ll give some of our other recipes a try and that you’ll stop by for a visit with us again real soon. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  37. jessica says:

    Very delicious… boyfriend even went for thirds and polished off the leftovers… says a lot since he hates leftovers and only goes for seconds if he likes it…. I’d say we both loved it and he keeps asking for more… another pots on now :-)

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jessica, Careful now… you know what they say about the way to a mans heart, right? I’m glad you tried the recipe and liked it, especially enough to be cooking another batch up already. I truly appreciate your comments and look forward to you stopping by for another visit real soon. Keep up the good work. My best to you both. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  38. David says:

    How tender is the meat for this stew? Seems it may be tough being that it is cooked for 2 hrs only.
    I have a person Im cooking it for, an older man and, is very specific that the meat be tender.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi David, Thank you for your question. Stew meat is not the most tender of meat choices but, it does cook down to be pretty easy to chew. And, you may find that you need to cook the stew longer than suggested. You could always go for a bit higher quality of beef cut, like a steak to get something more to what you would prefer. I hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you’ll visit with us again real soon. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  39. Cheryl B says:

    I am making this tonight…can’t wait. It is freezing here in Indiana today and this reminds me of being a kid and coming in after playing outside to a piping hot bowl of stew and cornbread. Thanks! Have a blessed day.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your comments and for your visit. I’m glad you’re giving the recipe a try and I’d like to know how it turns out for you. Hot soup or hot stew is always good on a really cold day. We’ve been below freezing here for the past 5 or 6 nights with some freezing rain and ice this past Friday and Saturday. However, we’re headed for highs around 70 during the day coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday. How crazy is that? Please drop by to visit with us again soon. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  40. joe (mister mom ) says:

    Howdy Steve, I just made a big ole pot of this stew ….I loved it, my kids loved and, most important…its a great left over for the next day … I’ll be making this often sir…as well as trying other recipes from you!!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Joe, Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you gave our Beef Stew a try and that it turned out well for you and the family. You’re right…it’s great as a leftover and…it just seems to get better the next time you heat it up. I’ll look forward to your comments about some of our other recipes should you give them a try. Thank you again and I do hope that you’ll stop by again reall soon. Say hey to the kids for us. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  41. Tammy says:

    Hi Steve! I was looking for a simple but good beef stew recipe. I gave yours a try and it was very good! My family loved it! I will be trying more of your recipes.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Tammy, I’m glad you tried the Beef Stew recipe and happy to know that it turned out good for you and your family. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments, that’s greatly appreciated. I hope you’ll visit with us again real soon and be sure to let me know if you try some of the other recipes. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  42. Wendy Allen says:

    Steve, I came across your website late last night while looking for an easy quick recipe my family would love! Well Steve you did it. I have two young children an I was able to make this during nap time an its so delicious my husband went back for thirds LOL, so I just wanted to say Thank you an God bless I made enough to have some after church Sunday also. I will be coming back to try more recipes.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Wendy, I’m so glad you found us and that you were able to try out the recipe. I’m really glad that you and your family enjoyed it and I do hope you will be able to try some of our other recipes soon. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments. It’s notes like yours that make posting our recipes all worth it. I look forward to you stopping by again soon. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  43. Sharina says:

    WoooHoo…. I am making this tonight! I just happened across the site… I love it! Seems like a wonderful “real” stew, thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for the little back story too… Makes the food sound all that much better! Have a great day!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Sharina, Thank you for your comments. I’m really glad you found our home on the Internet and I’ll be waiting to hear how the Beef Stew turned out for you. It’s always nice to read a comment from our visitors and it makes my day to know someone has decided to give one of our recipes a try. I hope you’ll tell your family and friends about us and that you’ll stop by again soon. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

  44. mongoose says:

    Makes me want to go and try it right now.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      So what are you waiting for Mongoose? Give it a try and let me know how yours turns out. Thank you for your comments and for visiting Taste of Southern. I appreciate your visits. Be Blessed!!! –Steve

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