Beef Stew Recipe

These simple beef stew recipes don’t require a lot of cooking expertise. You just need to exercise some patience with the preparation and measuring of the ingredients.

Beef Stew with Bacon and Mushrooms


1 tbsp of olive oil
3 tbsp of flour
½ tsp of salt
¼ tsp of pepper
2 lbs of beef stew (lean cut preferred)
4 to 5 pieces of bacon
1 1/3 cups of onion
10 ounces of mushrooms
1 cup of celery
1/3 cup of pearled barley
2 cups of carrots
Beef broth
1 bay leaf
2 cups of turnips (chopped)
1 cup of potatoes
1 cup of green peas (thawed)


Start this homemade beef stew recipe by cooking the bacon in a stockpot at medium low heat. Keep cooking until it gets crisp. Put the beef stew in a bowl. Put in the flour, salt (½ tsp) and a little bit of pepper. Add these to the bacon. Gather the celery, carrots and onion. Pour them into the stockpot. Add the mushrooms in as well.

Cook at medium heat. Stir the mixture frequently. Keep cooking until the beef turns brown. Pour in the broth and add the bay leaf. Put the cover on and cook for 45 minutes at medium to low heat. Next, toss in the barley, turnip and the carrots. Turn the heat setting to low.

Put the cover back on. Allow it to simmer for 25 minutes. You’ll know this easy beef stew recipe is done when the vegetables have become tender. Finally, add in the peas. Cook for ten minutes and it’s done.

Beef Stew with Frozen Corn


1 lb of beef
3 to 4 cups of broth
½ cup of onion (chopped)
½ cup of celery
1 ½ cups of apple juice
2 carrots (small)
½ cup of corn kernels (frozen)
1/3 cup lima beans
A bit of salt and pepper
2 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of cold water
12 ounce jar of onions (drained)
2 potatoes
1 tbsp of vegetable oil


Begin this beef stew recipe by browning the meat in a saucepan. Put the vegetable oil in the pan with the beef. Toss in the celery and onion and sauté for 5 minutes.

Pour in the beef broth and let it boil. Set the heat to low. Let it simmer for 60 to 90 minutes. Next add in the carrots, apple juice and lima beans. Toss in the potatoes as well.

Let it simmer for 40 minutes and then toss in the corn kernels and onions. Cook it for 5 minutes. Get a bowl and add the flour and water. Mix it and add to the broth little by little.

Keep an eye on the stew. When it gets thick, you can add a little bit of pepper and salt. This beef dish is now ready to be served.

Leaning how to make beef stew recipes isn’t that complicated. As long as you have the ingredients ready, preparing these meals will be effortless.

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