Best Ever Beef Stew

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 8 hrs Serves 10     adjust servings

This Best Ever Beef Stew is a perfectly seasoned, comforting, hearty dish full of tender beef, potatoes, carrots, celery, and savory broth! Your family will come running for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg. (1.5 oz.) Beef Stew Seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 8 cups beef broth

Instructions

Stove-top version:

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook and stir the stew meat for 4 minutes. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Stir and continue to cook until the meat is no longer pink. Stir in the flour, stirring well to combine.
  2. Add the Beef Stew seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic and bay leaves. Mix well. Add the potatoes and beef broth. Stir well.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cover with a vented or tilted lid. Allow to simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Slow cooker version:

  1. Place stew meat in 6-qt slow cooker. In a small bowl combine the flour, beef stew seasoning, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Add the Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic, bay leaf, onion, potatoes, carrots, celery, and beef broth. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.

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