I've already posted a beef stew recipe, but since I keep experimenting and changing up the way I make it, I thought I'd post the newest version! I've changed up a few things in the cooking process and I think this beef stew is far superior in flavor. As a bonus, no cornstarch is needed to thicken it. :D

If you're looking for a classic beef stew, give this one a try! It'll take a while, but it's so so worth it.

Step 1: Ingredients + tools


  • 1 pound beef chuck, roast, or stew meat (depending on where you live it can be labelled in a variety of ways)
  • 3 14 oz cans chicken stock
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • good pinch of thyme
  • few tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper


You'll need a large pot to cook this in! I've had this Le Creuset french oven for years and always use it for soups and stews. The Le Creuset cookware is pretty expensive, but Lodge makes some pretty nice enameled cast iron pots for a fraction of the cost. :D

When does the Worcestershire get added to the process?<br>Am I blind to where it was written?
<p>Nope! I am blind since I didn't realize I left that part out. ;)</p><p>I normally put it in with the carrots and potatoes! I edited it to reflect that.</p>
<p>I had a go at this recipe a few days ago - it truly is delicious! I added some white beans at the end as well...just to make sure it's as hearty as it gets :-)</p>
<p>Thanks @jessyratfink . Your Beef Stew looks delicious, it to is very thorough and I have voted for it to win the full Spectrum Competition good luck and keep up the good work :)</p>
<p>Try a slug of Guinness in your beef stew... It adds a depth and delicious flavour...</p>
<p>It looks super delicious! this would taste awesome with rohti bread :)</p>
Very well documented Jessy! This looks great :D
<p>This definitely looks and reads delicious, jessyratfink. I will give it a try in my slowcooker. </p>
<p>Looks great. Making it Monday, thanks :)</p>
<p>If that's what you're cooking, I'll be right over.</p>
<p>Looks awesome, I will to show it to my mom to make it. </p>
<p>I woke up with a hangover today. The sight of that stew is making my mouth water, but I think I'm too sickly to make it right now! When will someone please create a replicator, ala star trek?!</p>
<p>It looks soooo good!!</p>

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