The Heartiest Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew


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Aside from its exquisite taste, the best thing about this stew is that it takes only 15 minutes of your, it simply simmers on the stove-top until done.

Time needed

15 min preparation + 2 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1 lb. beef, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 med. onions, cut in quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 3/4 C. Swanson® Beef Broth (or Swanson® Beef Stock)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 C. baby-cut carrots
  • 2 med. potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

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Season the beef as desired. Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until well browned, stirring often.  Remove beef from saucepot.

Add onions and garlic to saucepot and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Add flour and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Stir in tomato paste.

Stir the broth, bay leaf, thyme and black pepper in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Return the beef to the saucepot.  Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours.

Add the carrots and potatoes to the saucepot. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until the beef is fork-tender and the vegetables are tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

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