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Quick & Delicious Beef Stew Recipe

A hearty and delicious beef stew recipe that can be made in 1 hour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Stew, Beef Stew Recipe, Easy Beef Stew
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 339cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers


  • 1 1/2 lbs beef tenderloin cut into bite sized chunks
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 onion large, diced
  • 3 potatoes large, cubed
  • 3 Beef Bullion cubes
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil *can use butter too
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsps Parsley for garnishing


  • After you prep your veggies, and meat coat the beef cubes in half of the allotted flour and season with pepper and a little salt. This step helps add extra flavor to the meat. Coating the beef also helps to thicken the overall stew a bit.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive (or butter) to a large skillet and brown meat. Brown all sides (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in your flour coated beef and in a large frying pan, pan-fry for about 5 mins until all sides are browned
  • In a separate stock pot, add your water, and bring to a boil to dissolve your 3 beef bouillon cubes.
  • Coat veggies in remaining flour and add to the skillet with the meat.
  • Add in your veggies, and fry for an additional 5-10 mins on med heat until your veggies are slightly tender, and meat is fully cooked.
  • Place veggies and meat into stock pot with the boiling broth. Add remaining spices & parsley.
  • Add a little stock to your skillet to de-glaze it and pour the mixture from the frying pan into the stock pot (flavor)
  • Bring meat and veggies to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Simmer for 45 mins on medium heat
  • Soup will thicken as it sits.


How to Thicken Stew 
Add all-purpose flour or cornstarch  (1-2 tbsps) to a  little broth in a separate bowl. Whisk in the bowl to help reduce clumps. 
Transfer thickened mixture to the main pot and stir in until combined. 
How to Reheat 
Store any leftovers in the enamel pan and place in the fridge. Both the pan and stew should be cooled BEFORE this step.
To reheat, place pan on the stove for about 15 minutes until it reached boiling stirring occasionally. 
This tastes best when consumed within 5 days. 
*Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 339cal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3951IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 5mg