This Old Fashioned Beef Stew that’s a favorite winter meal. This hearty dish is easy, delicious, and inexpensive to make. While there are hundreds of variations of traditional beef stew, it’s hard to improve on this version’s savory and comforting goodness.
For even better flavor, make this dish the day before you plan to serve it and reheat for a one-pot meal. For a feast, serve alongside crusty bread or rolls. Beef stew makes delicious leftovers, and you can double this recipe if you have a big enough pot.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups water
2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups cubed potatoes
2 cups chopped carrots
1 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup chopped turnip (optional)
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)
How To Make Old Fashioned Beef Stew
Heat oil in large pot. Add beef and flour, stirring to coat beef; brown.
Add water, broth, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.
Stir in potatoes, carrots (or turnips), and rosemary. Simmer 1-2 hours.
Add corn, green beans, and simmer for 30 minutes longer