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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Easy One Pot Beef Stew

Easy One Pot Beef Stew. One pot meals are a this cook's dream. I really don't care for cleaning a lot of bowls and pots. One pot is enough to clean. With no cleaning to do, I have more time for eating and cooking! On this rainy, cloudy day, comfort food is number one on my list. Easy one pot beef stew is a perfect comfort meal. This is an easy meal that you can cook in the oven or slow cooker. It will be one of your favorites too. Serve with a chunk of French Bread or serve over egg noodles. Delicious!
Here's what you will be needing for yummy beef stew: Beef Chuck, Tomato Paste, Balsamic Vinegar, Flour, Salt and Pepper, Onions, Garlic, Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Beef Stock, Water, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme and flat leaf parsley.

Place beef, tomato paste, flour, salt and pepper in pot.

Chop onions into slices.

Cut potatoes into chunks

Cut carrots into chunks.

Cut celery into chunks.

Place vegetables and herbs into pot.

Fresh herbs and fresh veggies, make the perfect stew.

Pour in beef stock and water.

Stir up all ingredients for stew.

Make sure you have enough liquid to cover beef and vegetables.

Cook until meat is fork tender. About 2 1/2 -3  hours.

  • 3 pounds Beef Chuck, trimmed of visible fat and cut into 1 1/2 -inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Grey salt and fresh ground Pepper
  • 1 pound medium onions ( about 2) cut into slices
  • 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes ( about 3) well scrubbed, cut into chunks
  • 5 stalks celery with leaves, cut into chunks
  • 1 pound carrots, well scrubbed, cut into chunks
  • 6 garlic cloves smashed
  • 4 cups water
  • 2- 26 ounces low -sodium beef stock
  • 4 sprigs oregano
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 sprigs flat leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In an 11 quart roaster/ broiler pot, with a tight fitting lid, combine beef, tomato paste, vinegar, flour and salt and pepper. 
  3. Add chopped vegetables and herbs, water and beef stock. 
  4. Stir stew every 1/2 hour or so.
  5. Cook for 2 1/2 - 3 hours or until meat is fork tender. 
  6. If desired, season with salt and pepper. 
  7. Remove herb stems.
  8. Serve beef stew with crusty French Bread.

8 servings

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living

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mack&emm said...

Wow! This looks so yummy!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thanks Mack&emm for stopping by!


kyleen said...

Your beef stew looks so delicious; I'm a sucker for stews and soups. They're so comforting and home-y, especially on cold, windy days like today.

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Kyleen- you will love this easy beef stew because you don't have to brown anything before you cook it and the meat is so tender, best when using a cheaper cut of beef, more soup and stew recipes are coming.


Carole said...

Hi there. This is a great slow cooker dish! This week's Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about collecting up slow cooker/crockpot recipes. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.
Ps I haven't seen your follow back yet. Do you follow via GFC or some other way?

Carole said...

thanks for linking in.