Homemade Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
—Robert Fallon, Sayville, New York


  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck roast or boneless beef rump roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-2/3 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Hot cooked egg noodles


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, seasonings and 1-1/2 cups water. Stir into beef. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Combine flour and remaining water; gradually stir into beef mixture. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Serve with noodles.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 298 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 958mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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