Best Beef Stew Recipe EVER!
This is the best beef stew recipe and will warm your belly and leave you feeling full and satisfied! If you are craving comfort food then look no further than this amazing beef stew recipe!
Best Beef Stew Recipe
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.
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!
- 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
- Place stew meat, flour and seasoning salt in a gallon size plastic bag and shake until evenly coated.
- In a cast iron skillet heat olive oil and add floured stew meat to the pan.
- 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.
- Season meat with pepper, to taste.
- Add diced onion to hot cast iron pan and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
- Once onions are soft, transfer them to the slow cooker on top of the meat.
- 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.
- Add diced potatoes, carrots, celery, bay leaves and Worcestershire mixture to the slowcooker.
- Cover; cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove the bay leaves before serving.
Supplies we used for the Best Beef Stew Recipe:
Savory Choice Beef Demi Glace, 2.6 Ounce PackageLodge L10SK3ASHH41B Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 12-inchHamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, SilverVidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper by Müeller – Strongest – NO MORE TEARS 30% Heavier Duty Multi Vegetable-Fruit-Cheese-Onion Chopper-Dicer-Kitchen CutterSet of 3 – 7,9,12 Inch, Heavy Duty, Non- Stick, Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs (pack of 3, multi color)…Lodge 2HHMC2 Hot Handle Holders/Mitts, Multi-color Peppers, 2-PackThe Ringer – The Original Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner, Patented XL 8×6 inch Design
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!!
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.
It really makes a great difference in the flavor.
Looks delicious and with fall right around the corner a great time for stew.
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!
It is the perfect way warm up.
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!
The weather is starting to cool down here and this looks like the perfect dinner. I know my whole family would love it.
It is the perfect dinner for a cool night.
I love beef stew but it’s been forever since I’ve made any. Thanks for this recipe. Looks delicious.
I’ve actually never made beef stew before! I need to give it a try since it’s one of my husband’s faves.
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.
There is nothing better than a hearty beef stew on a cold night. Let me know how you like it!
Can I find Demi-glaze at a grocery store?
You may be able to find it near the soup stocks and I belive Whole Foods might carry it. Good luck and feel free to update us if you find it!
It has been a long time since I had beef stew. This looks amazing!
Thank you. It is a favorite cool weather meal.
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.
I look forward to hearing what you think of it.
ive been looking for a decent recipe to make this,,going to try it ,looks yummy
That looks delicious. Gonna try it and I may add it to my blog about Fall with a link back here. Thanks so much.
I’d appreciate the link back. If you do try it let me know what you think.
This look so yummy! I love stews/soups and it is definitely getting to be that kind of weather lately.
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Thank you. I agree, there is nothing better than soup or stew on a fall night. I’m ready for it!
omigosh this looks so delicious! perfect for fall!
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my beef stew did not thicken up like your picture – not enough flour?
Possibly. You can always add a little to end to help thicken it up if you want.
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?
Bonnie, you will use it in step 9. The recipe refers to it as the Worcestershire mixture.
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?
Yes Emily, you can make your own and add to it. You may have to play a little with the amounts to get it to work for you.
I haven’t found THE stew recipe yet, I’ll definitely have to give yours a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.
Perfect for fall!
Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home.
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I love stew and it reminds of fall, and cooler days. I’m so excited!
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Out of all the reviews never read what it taste like Sooo can anyone tell me how much they enjoyed it I’m wanting to impress my company that’s coming soon