Easy Stove Top Beef Stew
Easy Stove Top Beef Stew is seriously the best stew you could eat.
Tender beef is simmered for an hour with potatoes, carrots, and onions until it is fall-apart tender and literally just melts in your mouth. Comfort food at its best!
Pure comfort food in a bowl. So simple. Just brown the meat and onions, and then throw everything else in the pot and cook for about an hour. The flavors in the stew intensify the longer it cooks.
I love fall and winter time. These seasons are perfect for soups and stews. There are so many hearty and belly-warming soups and stews to cook, and this is the ideal time of the year to get all of them in.
This recipe is definitely one you need to keep in your recipe file! Perfectly flavored with stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings. It makes a big pot of pure comfort food!
How to Make Beef Stew
Easy Stove Top Beef Stew is also perfect for using up any vegetables you may have in your refrigerator or freezer. Just pull them out, chop them up, and throw them into the pot. To make this recipe even easier, I used frozen vegetables. Of course, you could use fresh, but frozen will work just as well.
To begin, you will need to toss your stew meat in seasoned flour, coating well. Add oil to your pot. Cook the beef, searing all sides. Add your onions as well and cook them with the stew meat.
Next, add your seasonings; Moores Marinade, Lipton onion soup mix, and water. At this point, scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen all of the good bits of flavor left from searing the stew meat and onions. Believe me; there’s a lot of flavor in those little bits of goodness stuck to the bottom of the pan. 😉
Last, add the rest of your ingredients. I had a bag of baby carrots in my freezer, and instead of potatoes, I used natural cut potatoes. Again, I had these in my freezer. They were already washed and sliced! That was a win-win! 🙂 I did cut the larger potato slices in half but left the smaller slices whole. You want big chunks so they won’t disappear while cooking.
Let simmer for about an hour.
How to Thicken Beef Stew
If you like soup consistency–eat it as is, but if you like thicker stew-like consistency, make a cornstarch slurry.
How to make a Cornstarch Slurry
Mix together equal parts of cornstarch and water. Pour a little bit at a time into the stew to thicken or until you get your desired consistency.
We ate this for dinner and had plenty for leftovers the next day. It was just as delicious the second time around. While the stew is cooking, mix up a batch of biscuits or pop a skillet of cornbread in the oven.
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