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Classic Stovetop Beef Stew

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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus additional as needed)
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 cup yellow onion (or diced white)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine (medium to full-bodied, like Cabernet, Zinfandel, or Merlot)
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound red potatoes (or baby yellow, or a combination of both, halved or quartered)
  • 4 carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (no need to thaw)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
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    Calories300Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat0.5g3%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate42g14%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A240%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Cris M 25 days ago
    Stew turned out delicious. The recipe is easy to follow.
    Mike McCormack a month ago
    Awesome & easy to make! Great flavors!
    Steve Eller a month ago
    Very, very good. I added a little cinnamon, all spice and brown sugar. Wonderful.
    Trina Kirkwood a month ago
    So good easy and the family loved!!!
    Paige 2 months ago
    This was delicious!! I only had one can (1.75 cups) of broth, so I added an extra .25 cups of wine to compensate. !!;) While making, I wondered if this would be the type of stew that’s better the day after, but it was just as good when it was ready as it was a couple days later. I’ll definitely be making this again and will use it when making a meal train meal for loved ones.
    Dean 8 months ago
    This stew turned out great. There are more steps involved than I usually like, bit it was worth it, especially with the addition of a red wine.
    Jen 9 months ago
    This is an awesome recipe, but I’ve tweaked it a bit. First, I’ve made both ways - stovetop and slow cooker. Slow cooker is best 👍🏻 Also, I amped up the herbs. I added about a quarter teaspoon of each to the original measurements. Also, definitely needs more garlic. I think I quadrupled what it called for, but I’m a garlic fanatic. And per usual, use good wine. I used a nice, dry cab. This is definitely a keeper 🤗
    Thibeau 10 months ago
    Excellent exactly as is. Best stew ever!!!
    Jay W. 10 months ago
    This one is a people pleaser, hearty and satisfying with lots of flavor.
    Jennifer Gunning a year ago
    It was divine! My family ate the whole pot in one night. Next time I make it, I will double the recipe for sure.
    April D. a year ago
    Absolutely fantastic recipe! Modifications: I coated the beef in flour before searing which thickened the stew and didn't require the cornstarch later. Per another recipe, I added the scantest pinch of powdered clove, which gave the stew a je ne se quois quality. I only had a bag of frozen mixed veggies, but I really liked the variety. Finally, I added homemade pumpkin gnocchi. Absolutely a keeper recipe!
    Irene a year ago
    Made it in crockpot . Easy and yummy!
    Russell a year ago
    Really good recipe!!
    Susan a year ago
    Excellent! Very rich and yummy.
    Carl Brown a year ago
    Fantastic great depth of flavors I made this a few times now always well received This time I was short on time so used the Instapot and it turned out great
    Kenneth Thomson a year ago
    First try at this recipe. Really good dish, worth the extra cooking time although I will try it next time with shin of beef.
    Sherena a year ago
    First time making this stew and it was delicious!! Definitely follow the instructions on not rushing the cooking process or the meat will be tough. I added mushrooms instead of frozen peas and it was even more decadent. I will definitely make this again.
    kitty a year ago
    Second time i've made this wonderful stew.Had company over and everyone thought i was some cook.
    James a year ago
    It was fantastic! My wife and I will definitely make this again and pass it on to our kids to make. It is excellent!!
    Yummly User a year ago
    superb and easy to make
    Tony A. a year ago
    Great depth and lots of flavor! Kids and I both enjoyed this
    Larry Miller a year ago
    Great recipe, thx. Would make it again...
    Andres Herrera a year ago
    Amazing !!! I followed the recipe to the letter.
    Marta Ibaven a year ago
    This dish came out really yummy. It’s definite a keeper!
    C a year ago
    Pretty tasty! Would definitely make again. Great winter food!
    Sonny 2 years ago
    This is the best beef stew recipe I have tried. It tastes fantastic! I did add mushrooms to it. All in all, this is a terrific beef stew a matter of fact, it is now my go to recipe for beef stew because it is so excellent! Thank you!
    Liz 2 years ago
    This was the best beef stew I have ever made or eaten in my 58 years! I only had to add a little more beef broth than the recipe called for, since it was too thick by the time the veggies are added, but there was plenty of broth left in the broth box. The other three adults who ate with me all loved it too, as well as my homemade bread! The thickness of the stew was perfect by the end of cooking time.
    Jason R 2 years ago
    Wow. This was absolutely amazing.
    Aria B. 2 years ago
    Hubby and son rly enjoyed. needed more salt and pepper is all.
    lilian R. 2 years ago
    Really good. My whole family loved it!