Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In2 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Oil1 Tablespoon
 Boneless beef round steak1 1⁄4 Pound, trimmed and cut into 1 -inch cubes
 Water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
 Worcestershire sauce1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaves2
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Paprika1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Carrots8 Medium, quartered
 Potatoes8 Small, peeled and quartered
 Onions4 Small, quartered
 Frozen cut green beans9 Ounce (1 package)
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste (optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 590 Calories from Fat 111

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g19.1%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.6%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 86.5 mg

Sodium 306.3 mg12.8%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.6%

Dietary Fiber 13.6 g54.2%

Sugars 14.9 g

Protein 40 g79.3%

Vitamin A 416.5% Vitamin C 124.5%

Calcium 14.9% Iron 39.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add beef. Cook and stir until browned. Add 1-1/2 cups water, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, garlic, paprika and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves.
2. Add carrots, potatoes and onions. Cover. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Add beans. Simmer 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup water to Dutch oven.
3. Combine cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup water in small bowl. Stir well. Stir into ingredients in Dutch oven. Return to low heat. Cook and stir until thickened. Season with salt, if desired.