Satisfying Beef Stew Recipe
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Satisfying Beef Stew Recipe

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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
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef and onion in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine water and flour; pour over beef. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Satisfying Beef Stew in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p77

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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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."

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."

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!!"

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!"

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!"

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!"

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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