Beef Stew

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This is such a great recipe for fall and winter time…definitely a family favorite!  This is my version of the recipe I found here.

Beef Stew

Michele Bergh
Great recipe for fall and winter time!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 3 pounds cubed beef stew meat
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 packages concentrated beef stock
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons red and green pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons mined garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 medium potatoes cubed
  • 1 16 oz bag of carrot chips
  • 8 stalks of celery sliced
  • 1 large red onion cubed
  • 1 cup of water/olive oil/grease from browning meat
  • 6 teaspoons cornstarch


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, cook beef in oil over medium heat until brown. Dissolve stock in water. Add spices and pour beef, broth, spices and oil into pot.
  • Stir potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion into the pot.
  • Cook in crock pot until veggies are close to tender.
  • Scoop out some of the broth and wisk cornstarch and stir back into into stew.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 1 hour more.

Disclaimer: While I know we have become a very visual world and an image of the food that’s been prepared from a recipe can be very appealing, I remember a day when good ole’ Betty Crocker was the best cookbook out there and had no pictures by any of the recipes. We used that baby like there was no tomorrow…trusting that it would turn out great. I have found remember AND getting a good photo of my food is quite a challenge and I don’t want that to hold me back from sharing here so I’ll be kickin’ it old school and not necessarily be including an exact picture of the finished product. If I’ve got one, it will definitely be here. Otherwise, I’ll be using a mindfully chosen image of some of the ingredients included or something similar. If you don’t see an image here of the finished product, read the ingredients, close your eyes and imagine everything blending together into one wonderful dish for you to enjoy! Don’t let the lack of a picture hold you back in the kitchen. Be creative and have fun!!

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