Classic Beef Stew

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a piping hot bowl of classic beef stew. This hearty dish brings back memories of home-cooked meals and cozy gatherings around the dinner table. With tender chunks of beef, vibrant vegetables, and a rich, savory broth, this recipe is a timeless favorite that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 lbs beef chuck, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Season the beef chunks with salt and pepper, then coat them in flour.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef chunks on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  4. Return the beef to the pot. Add carrots, potatoes, beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, thyme, and bay leaves.
  5. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for 2-3 hours, until the beef is tender.
  6. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Discard the bay leaves before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Warm up with a bowl of classic beef stew, featuring tender beef chunks and a medley of hearty vegetables in a rich, flavorful broth.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Total Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 26g

After hours of simmering, the aroma of the Classic Beef Stew fills the air, instantly transporting you to a place of comfort and contentment. Each spoonful is a delightful blend of tender beef that melts in your mouth, perfectly cooked vegetables that offer a burst of color and flavor, and a broth that’s been infused with the essence of all the ingredients.

The stew tells a story of tradition, of families gathered around the table, sharing stories and making memories. It’s a dish that warms not just the body, but also the heart and soul. Whether enjoyed on a chilly winter evening or as a reminder of simpler times, this Classic Beef Stew is a reminder that the best recipes are those that bring people together.

So take your time savoring each bite, letting the flavors dance on your palate. And as you enjoy this timeless dish, remember that the joy of cooking and sharing is a gift that never goes out of style.