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Basic Beef Stew

Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat sold in cubes
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cups assorted chopped veggie Carrots, broccoli stems, green beans, celery, peas, mushrooms, etc
  • 3-4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2 teaspoons water Optional but makes stew thicker


  1. Add oil to a dutch oven or regular pot, and cook meat (on the stove) until brown.
  2. Add beef stock and spices, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  3. Mix in veggies, onion, and potatoes. If you want a thicker stew, add the cornstarch dissolved in water.
  4. Cover and simmer for another 1-2 hours.