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Beef Stew

Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Beef
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


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.



  • 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


  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!


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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