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Slow Simmer Beef Stew Recipe
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Slow Simmer Beef Stew

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"This is the best beef stew I've ever tasted. My husband ate 4 bowls the first time I made it and my 9-month-old ate two bowls mashed up! I like to brown my beef for stew, and I hate to dirty both a pot and the slow cooker, so I prefer to cook the stew exclusively on the stove."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 20 mins

    3 hrs 50 mins


  1. Combine beef stew meat and flour in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag and shake to coat beef.
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a large pot over high heat; add beef and season with seasoned salt. Cook and stir beef until seared on all sides 5 to 7 minutes. Stir onion into the beef; cook and stir until the onion is browned, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Pour enough of the beef broth into the pot to cover the bottom; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add remainder of the beef broth; bring to a simmer before adding carrots, potatoes, celery, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, basil, paprika, and garlic powder.
  4. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook stew at a simmer until the meat and vegetables are very tender, 3 to 4 hours.
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Jan 28, 2013

I have to say I enjoyed this recipe, I made it for one of my clients, she's elderly and lives alone. So I cut back on the ingrediants. I think it made her day, having something hot cooking on the oven, and it smelled, well like "home!" She enjoyed telling me stories while I chopped and cooked. I did it on the stove also, I prefer to do all my cooking on the stove. My only change was I chopped everything very very small. It was great, I will definetly make this again! I loved the difference the searing the meat did!! Thanks!!

Feb 18, 2013

This will stick to your ribs! I omitted the potatoes since I was serving it over noodles, but otherwise would include them. I did toss in some Baby Bellas, which I halved. My biggest change was to eliminate the butter and cut the olive oil back to 2 tbs and browning my meat in 2 batches. I used G'ma's old cast iron Dutch oven so after assembling all and bringing to temperature, I put it in a 275F oven for most of the afternoon. Thanks for sharing!


12 Ratings

Sep 07, 2014

Followed the recipe to the T, except added a handful of chopped mushrooms! I did put in the crockpot after deglazing the pan & let cook on low for about 5 hours. Even my finicky 16 year old devoured it without picking all the veggies out. Definitely one to stay in my recipe box!

Feb 01, 2014

Best beef stew I've ever made! I added a bay leaf and some thyme, otherwise stuck to the recipe exactly. Will definitely be making again and again!

Jan 23, 2014

This is a different recipe for beef stew, than I have ever made. Really good flavors. I took advantage of a little red wine, to deglaze the pan, then added the beef broth. Don't skip the paprika, nice layers of flavor. This is a keeper.

Jan 05, 2014

Just made the slow simmer beef stew and it is amazing!! I added cut up potatoes to the recipe instead of using noodles. So glad I tried this recipe. It will become a winter staple in our home!

Feb 20, 2013

This recipe was fantastic! I made it according to the recipe for a ski weekend with another couple. It was perfect! Everyone loved it! I have been struggling to find a stew that doesn't taste boring or rather plain and this is it!!

Sep 08, 2014

This is an amazing beef stew. I seasoned the flour with Montreal steak seasoning, which I think helped the flavor of the beef, and added some peas in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Good stuff!


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  • Calories
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1120 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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