American Beef Stew Recipe

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Recipe based on several revisions, adding this/that until it was right.

Easiest done in a Dutch Oven on top of the stove or in the oven.

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Servings: 6-8


Cost per serving $1.28 view details
  • 3 lbs. chuck roast cut in 1 1/2" cubes, fat trimmed
  • flour
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 4-5 carrots, peeled, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 medium celery stalks, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 4 medium red or Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup dry California red wine
  • 2 tbs. Worcestershire
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. dry thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tbs. chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the veggies, saute in oil until lightly browned, add garlic, cook 30 seconds
  2. Remove veggies.
  3. Toss the beef cubes with flour (lightly coat).
  4. Brown cubes in oil, drain on paper towel lined plates.
  5. Pour wine into pot, followed by the broth, bay leaves and thyme.
  6. Bring to a boil, add beef, cover and simmer stovetop or put in 350 F oven for one hour, or until meat is tender.
  7. Add the carrots, potatoes and celery. Cook until the veggies are tender.
  8. Add peas and parsley.
  9. Best served second day.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 509g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 635  
Calories from Fat 298 47%
Total Fat 33.19g 41%
Saturated Fat 9.32g 37%
Trans Fat 0.23g  
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 591mg 25%
Potassium 1290mg 37%
Total Carbs 15.12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 12%
Sugars 6.6g 4%
Protein 59.39g 95%
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  • Bobby Lovera
    That looks so familiar...comfort food!
    I believe we use plenty of Worcestershire in ours but no peas.
    And it can be done in a presure cooker too.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation
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  • ShaleeDP
    January 10, 2013
    This is quite like our Filipino version of Beef Caldereta that I am posting today, The baking is not with my method but I could try it using your method too. A different twist for me.

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