Best Beef Stew Recipe EVER!

Homemade Beef Stew Recipe. Best beef stew recipe. Crockpot beef stew recipe. Great comfort food!

The Fall chill is in the air here in Minnesota. We already had our first covering of frost that took out some of my beautiful pepper plants in my garden. I picked the rest of the garden clean and resigned myself to the fact that Summer is over and Fall is definitely in the air. While I’ll be missing the smoothies and grilling that comes with Summer, I’ll be welcoming hot cappuccino and warm, hearty comfort food. Beef stew is classic comfort food and it’s one of those meals that just “sticks to your ribs” and keeps you warm and satisfied. The is absolutely the best beef stew recipe ever. Give it a try and I guarantee you won’t be looking for any other beef stew recipe again.

Homemade Beef Stew Recipe. Best beef stew recipe. Crockpot beef stew recipe. Great comfort food!

The beautiful thing about this best beef stew recipe ever is that you start it out in a cast iron skillet but transfer it over to your slow cooker and let it cook itself for 8 hours until it is tender and melt-in-you-mouth good! If you’re looking for some hearty comfort food then look no further and be sure to keep this best beef stew recipe on hand!

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Best Beef Stew Recipe EVER!

Hearty beef stew recipe that melts in your mouth! The best beef stew recipe I've ever tasted!

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  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp seasoning salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 C Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 C water
  • 2 heaping tsp beef demi-glace
  • 4 large red skinned potatoes, washed & diced into bite size pieces
  • 3 large carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced


  1. Place stew meat, flour and seasoning salt in a gallon size plastic bag and shake until evenly coated.
  2. In a cast iron skillet heat olive oil and add floured stew meat to the pan.
  3. Brown on all sides and remove, placing meat into the bottom of a slow cooker. Keep your cast iron pan hot and don't clean out remnants from browning the meat.
  4. Season meat with pepper, to taste.
  5. Add diced onion to hot cast iron pan and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  6. Once onions are soft, transfer them to the slow cooker on top of the meat.
  7. Now add Worcestershire sauce, water, & beef demi glace into the skillet and whisk until mixed, making sure you scrape up any browned bits in the bottom of the pan.
  8. Turn off the heat & set aside.
  9. Add diced potatoes, carrots, celery, bay leaves and Worcestershire mixture to the slowcooker.
  10. Cover; cook on low for 8 hours.
  11. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
Recipe Type: Entree


  1. I have never heard of beef demi-glace, but I want to try it. Your recipe for Beef Stew looks delicious. The last time I made Beef stew it was awful-to watery with no flavor. I will have to try your Beef Stew!!

  2. I’ve made a decent beef stew in the slow cooker before but never thought to start it in a cast iron pan first to get that nice brown on it. This recipe is definitely on my “To Try” list now.

  3. Looks delicious and with fall right around the corner a great time for stew.

  4. Frost already? No!! I don’t want summer to end. Of course, if it has to end, this beef stew would make a great way to warm up!

  5. Still as hot as can be down here in Florida but I am counting down the days to soup/stew season. This recipe looks fab, adding it to my to do recipes!

  6. The weather is starting to cool down here and this looks like the perfect dinner. I know my whole family would love it.

  7. I love beef stew but it’s been forever since I’ve made any. Thanks for this recipe. Looks delicious.

  8. I’ve actually never made beef stew before! I need to give it a try since it’s one of my husband’s faves.

  9. Beef stew always reminds me of New York winters. My mom always made hearty beef stew that was perfect for those cold snowy night. Yum! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  10. It has been a long time since I had beef stew. This looks amazing!

  11. Sounds like a challenge! I will make a pot, well, skillet, and compare it to mine. I’ll take any excuse to eat beef stew.

  12. vickie couturier says:

    ive been looking for a decent recipe to make this,,going to try it ,looks yummy

  13. That looks delicious. Gonna try it and I may add it to my blog about Fall with a link back here. Thanks so much.

  14. This look so yummy! I love stews/soups and it is definitely getting to be that kind of weather lately.

    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  15. omigosh this looks so delicious! perfect for fall!

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  16. Cara Vest says:

    my beef stew did not thicken up like your picture – not enough flour?

  17. Now add Worcestershire sauce, water, & beef demi glace into the skillet and whisk until mixed, making sure you scrape up any browned bits in the bottom of the pan.
    Turn off the heat & set aside.
    I see that it says you set this aside, but when do I use it?

  18. Hi Bonnie!
    I thought the same thing but then it says in step 9 to add Worcestershire mixture.

    Also, if I don’t have the beef demi glacé could I just make my own and add that? Or would that not work?

  19. I haven’t found THE stew recipe yet, I’ll definitely have to give yours a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  20. Oh boy!
    Perfect for fall!
    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home.
    We are so glad you are here!

  21. I love stew and it reminds of fall, and cooler days. I’m so excited!

  22. Thanks so much for joining us at Delicious Dishes! We love your Best Beef Stew recipe and hope you’ll join us again this week!


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