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Herbed Beef Stew

This stew looks as terrific as it tastes! Flavored with a variety of herbs and chockfull of vegetables, this recipe lists salt as an option, making it ideal for family members and friends who must restrict sodium. —Marlene Severson, Everson, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped


  • In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil. Add the water, onion, seasonings and tomato paste. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Stir in potatoes, carrots and green pepper; simmer 30 minutes. Add additional water if necessary. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 223 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Jan 4, 2021

    We loved this stew. Flavors blend perfectly together!

  • ooh!
    Feb 13, 2017

    Made this for the extended family. They all loved it! Even the toddlers! I mixed in noodles to make it possible for anyone who wanted seconds. Very good!

  • megan.reasoner
    Feb 4, 2015

    It was sooo good! A must try!

  • cindyost
    Dec 8, 2014

    Simple and delicious.

  • cbenne12
    Jul 23, 2014

    Delicious and so easy. You just leave it in the pot to cook on its own.

  • jesalstrom
    May 5, 2014

    This is a fantastic stew. I like mine a bit thicker so I just coat the stew meat in flour before browning. The herbs give it amazing flavor and you can use whatever veggies you prefer. I haven't even made it with fresh tomatoes yet since a can of diced works so well and fresh aren't very tasty yet. I'm working on tweaking it a bit for the freezer by using frozen cubed hash browns right before freezing.

  • 3LabHm
    Feb 23, 2014

    The original recipe had 10 ounces frozen peas - the ingredients here do not list peas - the picture even shows peas. 5 stars with peas!

  • countrygirl_717
    Nov 14, 2011

    This has been my mom's beef stew recipe for years. She just recently gave it to me and I made it for my husband. He loved it! It has amazing flavor, and we tweak the timing to make it work in a crockpot. Super easy and is the best flavored stew I've ever had!

  • dispveteran
    Sep 30, 2011

    This stew is wonderful! My fiance' can't stop eating it once he starts. The only change I make is to use a can of diced tomatoes, especially in the winter when fresh tomatoes aren't so tasty. You won't be disappointed if you choose to try this.

  • InStitchesToo
    Nov 14, 2009

    I clipped this recipe years ago. The meat can stew all day, then you just throw in the next batch of vegs. I panicked today when I couldn't find my recipe card. I would make this every week if allowed. It's delicious!! Now with the kids gone, I get the leftovers all week.