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Satisfying Beef Stew Recipe

Satisfying Beef Stew Recipe

This beef stew is so hearty and tastes even better the next day—if there are leftovers! It goes great with corn bread or any crusty loaf. —Abbey Mueller, Enid, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 pound potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen corn (about 10 ounces), thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen cut green beans (about 6 ounces), thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce


  • 1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown beef in batches. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. In same pan, cook and stir onion until lightly browned. Add to beef. In a small bowl, mix flour and 1/2 cup water until smooth; add to slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients and water.
  • 3. Cook, covered, on low until meat and vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 330 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Satisfying Beef Stew

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 242720
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"This is almost just like my recipe except I use Italian diced tomatoes and a can of tomatoes juice. I don't use cloves either. It is a tasty stew."

barbara9300 User ID: 5327133 220348
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I was hoping this stew would be as good as all the reviews but it's not. It was very simple to make. I was wanting athe taste of an old fashion home Cookin beef stew. If I fix this again, I will definitely not put in Italian flavored tomato sauce. It does have a tomatoey taste as well as it certainly has an Italian taste; not the taste I was hoping for. Two cups of corn is way to much. Think I will cut back to one cup. I would only use 2 medium potatoes and 1/2 cup of carrots. The Italian flavored tomatoe sauce ruined it for me and it definitely doesn't resemble the photo at all. An expensive meal to not be good. Sorry but I give it 1 star at most because I of the taste. Very disappointed."

tamlewmaumelle User ID: 3525775 158386
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"The BEST beef stew I have ever had! My family loves it!! I too added the can of diced tomatoes. Delicious!!"

galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 142015
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"My daughter doesn't like tomatoes so I didn't add the extra can of tomatoes as another reviewer did, but I did put in the 15 oz can of tomato sauce in and since it wasn't too tomatoey she happily ate it without even asking if there were tomatoes in it. Score one for mom!"

JewelsF User ID: 4489364 101754
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"This is a hearty and very tasty stew! I followed the recipe precisely except for one thing. I added a can of diced tomato (Italian flavor) and it was delicious. My entire family loved it! Will definitely be making it again!"

JewelsF User ID: 4489364 101753
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Excellent! Stew was hearty and very tasty! I did add one thing which was diced tomatoes (Italian flavor). My family loved this stew and I will definitely be making it again!"

debbiedouglas User ID: 3215136 94254
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"This is a really great tasting stew and there is just one thing I would change. The recipe has too much black pepper so would maybe cut that in half. I also did not add the cloves. It has a great flavor and I will definitely make this again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.