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Beef Stew Recipe (VIDEO)

Nothing compares to the cozy comfort of classic Beef Stew. Tender morsels of beef practically melt in your mouth, and the combination of vegetables and beef infuse the dish with incredible flavor as they simmer together in a rich broth.

Beef is naturally juicy and adds so much flavor to dishes like our Chili Recipe, and of course Meatloaf. If you let it cook low and slow, it becomes wonderfully tender and so satisfying. All you need with this are soft Dinner Rolls and it’s a one-pot meal.

Beef Stew in a red pot

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The Best Beef Stew Recipe

Beef stew is a very hearty soup with a blend of beef and humble vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and onion in a richly flavored wine and tomato broth. This hearty beef stew is every bit as good as its cousin, the famous beef bourguignon, and Lamb Stew. We love beef stew so much that we even have a Slow Cooker Beef Stew.

What is the secret to good stew? When the stew is slow-cooked, the beef becomes meltingly tender and full of flavor. We also love to add mushrooms and bacon which add a rich depth of flavor to make this the best beef stew we’ve ever tried.

Beef Stew Video

You can do this! Homemade stew takes some time to make because it needs to slow roast in the oven but it is simple to prepare. One bite and you’ll realize why this beef stew is one of our most popular recipes.

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Ingredients

These are the ingredients often used in beef stew. They aren’t overly complicated, but the flavors work together so well. P.S. You can make your stew thicker by adding more flour (see tips below).

  • Beef – you can use beef stew meat or cut up your own beef chuck roast or other well-marbled steaks.
  • Bacon – center cut is always my favorite cut of bacon. It adds a wonderful richness and a salty bite to the stew.
  • All-purpose flour – used to dredge the beef and to thicken if desired
  • Red wine – use a drinkable red wine and avoid anything labeled “cooking wine” (see below for our list of recommended wines for cooking)
  • Mushrooms – use brown or white mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • Carrots, Onions, and Garlic – the aromatics which release a fragrant aroma and add flavor when cooked
  • Tomato Paste – adds acidity to balance the broth
  • Beef Broth – you can use beef bone broth, beef stock, or even substitute with chicken stock
  • Bay leaves and thyme – these simple seasonings round out the flavors of the soup
  • Potatoes – new potatoes or fingerling potatoes make the soup look extra fancy but you can dice up and add waxy potatoes such as yukon gold or red potatoes.
Ingredients for making beef stew with beef, bacon, potatoes, red wine, beef stock

What is Stew Meat?

Beef stew meat is a great choice for your next meal – it’s made up of tender pieces of beef, ranging from filet mignon and prime rib to trimmings from steaks that may have been too large for their packages. I’ve even spotted pieces of filet mignon and prime rib in my packs! Not only is it reasonably priced, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

We love beef stew meat recipes such as Instant Pot Rice and Beef and Rice Soup. If you aren’t able to find stew meat, another good option is boneless beef chuck which you can buy and cut into bite-size pieces yourself.

The Best Red Wine for Cooking

The wine adds so much flavor to this classic beef stew. For most cooking, dry red wine is best. Avoid anything labeled “cooking wine.” A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t drink it, you should not cook with it. Some good red wine options include:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Savignon
  • Soft Red by Ste Chapelle (our favorite local brand)

How to Make Beef Stew

Here is a quick visual reference of how to make beef stew but be sure to watch the full video tutorial above and you’ll see just how easy this is to make Beef Stew.

  1. Brown the bacon in a large, oven-proof pot, then remove to a plate.
  2. Season beef in a separate bowl with salt and pepper then toss with flour. Sautee beef in 2 batches, adding more oil as needed.
  3. Add red wine and scrape to deglaze the pot. Add mushrooms and cook over medium heat 10 minutes.
  4. Sautee Vegetables – In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add oil, carrots, onions and garlic then sautee until softened. Stir in tomato paste and transfer the veggies to the pot.
  5. Combine and bake – Return Beef and bacon to the pot, add beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, salt, pepper, and potatoes. Stir to combine and make sure the potatoes are submerged. COVER and bake at 325˚F for 1 hour and 45 min.
Step by step how to make beef stew

For a Healthier Stew: you can tilt the pot after it comes out of the oven to allow the liquid to pool to one side, then skim off any excess fat with a spoon.

Homemade beef stew photo tutorial collage

Pro Tip: Make sure to use a tight-fitting lid so you don’t lose too much steam while the pot is in the oven. We love cooking beef stew in a dutch oven since it has an ideal heavy lid.

How to Thicken Beef Stew?

Beef stew is not supposed to be gravy. Tossing the beef in flour and the natural starch from the potatoes will make the sauce slightly thicker than a typical soup base.

For a thicker stew with a more gravy-like consistency, melt 2 Tbsp butter and stir in 2 Tbsp flour to make a paste. Once the stew is out of the oven, place it on the stove, add the paste a little at a time (to reach desired consistency) then bring it back to a boil for a few minutes to thicken and cook the flour.

Saucy Beef stew up close with beef and vegetables

Can Beef Stew be Cooked on the Stovetop?

You can finish your stew on the stovetop instead of the oven. Be sure to use a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven and keep it at a low simmer and stir occasionally to make sure you don’t scorch the bottom. It should take about 1 1/2 hours on the stovetop or until your beef reaches the desired tenderness.

To Serve

Since stew is a meal in itself, loaded with beef and vegetables in a rich broth so we love to serve it with simple sides:

Tender beef stew served garnished with parlsey

Now go forth and conquer this classic homemade beef stew! There’s nothing quite like curling up with a bowl of steamy, hearty stew in the colder months.

More Beef Recipes for Dinner:

Beef Stew Recipe

4.95 from 533 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Beef Stew in a red dutch oven

Every bit of this beef soup is infused with wonderful flavor from slow roasting in the oven. Pair with beef stew recipe with fresh bread or serve it over mashed potatoes. 

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $28-$30
Keyword: Beef Stew, Beef Stew Recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 365
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bacon, chopped into 1/4" strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, to sautee
  • 2 lbs beef stew meat, (or beef chuck cut into 1″ pieces)
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups good dry red wine
  • 1 lb mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2″ thick pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth , or beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lb small potatoes, new potatoes, or fingerling, halved or quartered

Instructions

  1. In a large, oven-proof pot, sauté bacon over medium heat until golden brown and fat is released. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a separate bowl.
  2. While bacon is cooking, place beef in a large mixing bowl and season with 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Sprinkle beef with 1/4 cup flour and toss to combine and evenly coat beef. Transfer beef in 2 batches into the hot bacon fat and cook over med/high heat, until beef is browned (3 min per side). Add olive oil if needed. Transfer browned beef to the bowl with bacon.

  3. Add 2 cups wine to the pot and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom to deglaze the pot. Add sliced mushrooms and simmer over medium heat about 10 min.

  4. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium/high heat and add 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add sliced carrots, diced onion, and 4 chopped garlic cloves, and saute 4 min. Add 1 Tbsp tomato paste and saute another minute. Transfer veggies to the soup pot.

  5. Add 4 cups beef broth, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Return beef and bacon to the pot then add potatoes.  Stir to combine and make sure potatoes are submerged in liquid. Cover with lid and bake at 325˚F oven for 1 hour and 45 min. 

Recipe Notes

For a healthier stew, you can tilt the pot after it comes out of the oven to allow the liquid to pool to one side, then skim off any excess fat.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1479mg64%
Potassium 1194mg34%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 5125IU103%
Vitamin C 16.1mg20%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Melissa
    January 28, 2023

    Full disclosure – I didn’t have bacon or red wine, so it was omitted when I made this, HOWEVER this would have been better with those things. Utilizing this recipe, not having bacon and scraping up the deliciousness from the bottom of my Dutch oven with some beef bone broth, it was SO good! My family loves it, so it’s a keeper:

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 28, 2023

      I’m so glad it was a hit! Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Robert H.
    January 28, 2023

    Outstanding, Natasha! This is my go-to recipe for a succulent, tasty and real Beef Stew.

    I find that even with a good quality meat or poultry, sometimes the fat content can be unpredictable and cause a greasy top-layer. Rather than straining or chilling a soup or stew to remove grease that has risen to the top, here’s method that I use to remove a majority of the fat.

    At the end of cooking time, turn off the burner and leave the pot uncovered . Tear off a few large lettuce leaves (any leaf lettuce) and place them gently on the surface of the pot. Use enough for one even layer. Avoid breaking the surface of the grease, so the lettuce doesn’t fall through the liquid and into the recipe. The color of the leaves will begin to deepen, as they absorb the layer of grease that has risen to the top. After about 5 minutes, or when the leaves are noticeably full of grease, use a slotted spoon to remove and discard the lettuce.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 28, 2023

      Hi Robert! I’m so glad you love this recipe! Thank you for the feedback and for sharing that great tip!

      Reply

  • Ganesh Ranasinghe
    January 27, 2023

    Hi Natasha
    Thanks for sharing this. It is a wonderful recipe.
    I am hoping to make this tomorrow.
    Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 27, 2023

      You’re very welcome! Enjoy!

      Reply

  • Dan
    January 27, 2023

    So I’ve made around 20 of Natasha’s different recipes and this is definitely one of the best ones!! I was able to do it in the instant pot for those who asked above. Cook it like the recipe calls for using the pot on sear. Add all the fluids and pressure cook just the meat for 20 minutes, then leave it for 10 minutes to naturally vent. Now add all the veggies after cooking like the recipe calls for and pressure cook for an additional 8 minutes and vent immediately once done. Hope this helps for those instant pot folks. The meat was super tasty and tender!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 27, 2023

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Dan!

      Reply

  • Rikki
    January 25, 2023

    This is the food I dream of!! Comfort in a bowl! Was pretty easy to make and pretty easy to finish the whole pot in one sitting. Hubby and I literally fought over the last portion!
    I used homemade chicken stock and served it with rice. Please add more winter comfort foods!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 26, 2023

      Sounds delicious! I’m so glad you both loved the recipe.

      Reply

  • Jane
    January 25, 2023

    I made this last night for my family and it was so good! I’ve never been a fan of beef stew but this definitely made me change my mind! So full of flavor and goodness!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 25, 2023

      Hi Jane! That’s wonderful. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Frank
    January 25, 2023

    Has a anyone tried this recipe in a slow cooker/crockpot, and if so what would I have to change?

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  • Olivia
    January 24, 2023

    Love this stew so much! It’s so flavorful and perfect for a cold day!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2023

      I’m glad to hear that, Olivia! It really is perfect.

      Reply

  • Mdc*
    January 24, 2023

    This is a winter bowl of goodness. Add🍷Red wine & a
    🥖crusty bread.

    I enjoy cooking beef stew & make only a few exchanges to my recipe.
    I use a few pats of butter to saute my vegetables in. I also
    use parsnips in place of carrots & turnips in place of potatoes because its naturally sweeter, & less starchy. better for my health. It comes together as I add a portion of chicken stock to the beef stock.
    The wine I enjoy best is a mid-top shelf Cabernet Sauvignon. The red wine’s Tannins (in grape skin & seeds) tenderize, soften the meat’s protein & fats, releasing juicy flavors. 🥣
    I always enjoy reading your cooking page as your talent is inspirational & your personality is uplifting 👩🏻‍🍳🍽️ Thanks.

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    • Natasha
      January 24, 2023

      Thank you for sharing all your helpful tips and substitutions. Also, thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging comment. It means so much to me!

      Reply

  • jess
    January 24, 2023

    this is one of the beset stews that I have made in a long time! it reminds me of the way my mom used to make it! thank you so much for sharing

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2023

      I’m so glad you loved it. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Jamie
    January 24, 2023

    The whole family loved this beef stew! Comfort food at it’s finest!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2023

      Comfort food is the best, and I’m so glad you all enjoyed this recipe, Jamie!

      Reply

  • Judy
    January 24, 2023

    Made this and it is a wonderful recipe. My go to for beef stew!
    😋

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2023

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Judy!

      Reply

  • Lyn
    January 24, 2023

    I can’t do carrots or white potatoes. Is there another root vegetable that would work and not get mushy?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 24, 2023

      Hi Lyn! I have not tested any alternatives. I have seen ideas out there on the internet for alternatives such as turnips. I have tried beef stew that contained sweet potatoes and it was also yummy! Let us know what you come up with.

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    • Mdc*
      January 24, 2023

      Hi Lyn
      Parsnips can be used in place of carrots &
      Use Turnips in place of starchy potatoes
      Parsnips are naturally sweeter & less starchy than a potato…..Very favorable veggies🥕🍠

      Reply

  • Leigh
    January 24, 2023

    Hi Natasha, Thanks for sharing this recipe. Is it okay for kids to eat food cooked with wine? I can’t find beef called chuck roast. Is there another name for this part of beef? Thanks a lot.

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    • Natasha
      January 24, 2023

      HI Leigh, check the section above titled “What is Stew Meat?” which will give you some ideas for the meat. Also, with the lengthy simmering, most of the alcohol cooks out and I do serve this to my family. Here is a helpful article that answers your question about – does alcohol cook out of stew.

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  • Barb
    January 22, 2023

    Delicious! I used chuck roast – very tender. Followed recipe just about exactly (pretty good for me). I will be making this again – I really think the chuck roast was the reason it was so good. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 22, 2023

      You’re very welcome! I’m glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Doris Sutton
    January 17, 2023

    made this beef stew with stew beef & the meat was very tough, any suggestons?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 17, 2023

      Hi Doris! Stew meat has more connective tissue and fibers. Not cooking it for long enough will leave it tough. It should be cooked on a low simmer, high heat will cause it to be tough so don’t rush the process. It should take about 1 1/2 hours on the stovetop or about 1 hrs and 45min in the oven to finish. The longer you cook it, the more tender the meat will get so you could leave it longer until your beef reaches the desired tenderness. I hope that helps!

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    • Mdc*
      January 24, 2023

      Tannins in red wine,
      (grape skin or seeds)
      break down meat proteins & fat, releasing juicy flavors.
      TIP: To manually tenderize meat, place meat in zip lock bag. Using a kitchen mallet or rolling pin, pound the meat to the desired texture.
      You can also ask your butcher to recommend a better cut of Beef for stew🥣

      Reply

  • Elizabeth
    January 14, 2023

    I saw this recipe in the Costco magazine, and the picture looked really good so I made it.

    This is, bar none, the best thing I have ever made for dinner. It’s love cooked into a meal and shared with family.

    The tastes melded together perfectly. I had a bit left over so I put in the freezer. I just had some last night and it was at least as good as it was the first time.

    Totally scrumptious recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 15, 2023

      I’m so glad you tried the recipe, Elizabeth! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback.

      Reply

  • Debbie Emshwiller
    December 28, 2022

    Natasha made the stew it is such comfort food. Also made the Salisbury Steak that was so moist , I think the milk in the recipe tenderizes it . But I double the recipe for the sauce it could of had a little less DIJION my fault .

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 28, 2022

      Hi Debbie! That’s wonderful. I’m so glad you loved the recipe.

      Reply

  • Vera
    December 27, 2022

    What can we use if we don’t like wine can we still use the beef broth without the wine?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 27, 2022

      Yes, you can but it will not taste the same. You can use broth in its place.

      Reply

  • Sherita
    December 20, 2022

    Excellent recipe! I have made this dish a couple times now and my family absolutely love it. That says a lot because they are not easy to please. It’s hearty and flavorful. I wouldn’t change a thing, A+.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 20, 2022

      Thank you for sharing. I’m so glad it was a hit!

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    • Brooke
      January 9, 2023

      Agreed 100%! The only thing I do is add a few extra mushrooms if I have them on hand.

      Reply

  • Mire
    December 19, 2022

    What is a good sub for wine? I don’t drink or cook with alcohol so a good sub would be great!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 19, 2022

      Yes, you can leave it out or use broth instead if you wanted.

      Reply

  • Kristy
    December 16, 2022

    This is absolutely the BEST stew I’ve ever made or tasted. My husband also very much enjoys it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Kristy!

      Reply

  • Angelina
    December 13, 2022

    I’ve been following you for a while and always resort to your recipes when I’m in a stump of what to make! I just saw this recipe posted in the Costco magazine Dec 2022 and realized I haven’t made it since last year. Once again thanks for the great recipes and tips for cooking.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 13, 2022

      Hi Angelina! I’m so glad you love my recipe. Thank you for the love and support.

      Reply

  • GG
    December 12, 2022

    OMG this is the best Beef stew I have ever made. My family couldn’t get enough of it thank you so much I look forward to trying more To try much more of your recipes. Merry merry Christmas and God bless to you and your family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 12, 2022

      Lovely to see this message, thank you so much! We’re happy to know that your family loves this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lindsey A.
    December 11, 2022

    Made this exactly how the recipe states. It is delicious! The best stew I’ve made so far. It’s definitely a keeper!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2022

      Thank you for the amazing review!

      Reply

  • Ida capparelli
    December 10, 2022

    I truly enjoy all of your recipes especially your broccoli soup recipe . I can wait to make your beef stew recipe thanks. 👍🏼

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 10, 2022

      Thank you, Ida! I’m so glad you love my recipes. I hope you love this stew!

      Reply

  • Cindie Heilig
    December 7, 2022

    The stew meat that I got from Publix was not good, it had a lot of gristle and was very chewy. The flavor of the stew was very good, is there a way to redo the meat portion of this recipe if I pull out the original stew meat from the finished dish?

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    • Natasha
      December 7, 2022

      Hi Cindie, I’m sorry to hear that. Stew meat can be hit-and-miss in that way. I like to inspect it and trim away extra fat and silverskin if present. At this point, there’s not really a way to do that or the veggies would be very overcooked.

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    • Brooke
      January 9, 2023

      US Wellness Meats sells the BEST grass fed beef! I won’t buy it anywhere else. I used their stew meat (already cut into pieces and trimmed of excess fat and gristle) for this recipe and their chuck roast for Natasha’s Mississippi Pot Roast and the meat was melt in your mouth for both recipes!!!

      Reply

  • Mick
    December 6, 2022

    The best beef stew, yet! Another winner from Natasha’s Kitchen! I made exactly except I dry brined my meat for 1 hour, used russet potatoes, used vermouth (I didn’t have red wine), and added Worcestershire sauce (2 TBLS). Using a cast iron Dutch oven is highly recommended!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Mick! I’m so glad this worked out well with the dry brine!

      Reply

  • John Korchynski
    December 1, 2022

    Natasha’s recipes are always a must make and this is no exception. Made it several times. Scales down very well for a couple of oldies and freezes well. Can’t over emphasize the importance of a full bodied wine. Merlot or cab for sure. One that you can enjoy with the meal. Thanks Natasha.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 1, 2022

      Thank you, John! I’m so glad you love my recipes. I appreciate the feedback and review.

      Reply

  • Janice
    December 1, 2022

    Hi Natasha..I’m thinking of trying this..what can i replace wine with?..beef stock?
    thankyou

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2022

      Hi Janice, the wine does add really nice flavor; you can use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

      Reply

  • Jenny C
    December 1, 2022

    I want to make this! It looks wonderful….What can be substituted for the wine? I’ve family members who cannot have it. Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2022

      Hi Jenny, the wine does add really nice flavor; you can use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

      Reply

  • Katie
    November 28, 2022

    Our absolute favorite beef stew, though we skip out on the mushrooms and add extra potatoes and carrots instead.

    I was looking at my most recent Costco connections magazine and saw a beef stew recipe and I started reading it and said this is exactly Natasha’s recipe and was like Costco stole Natasha’s recipe and then I finally got to the bottom where it said recipe shared from Natashaskitchen.com 😅

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Katie! We’re so glad you enjoyed this recipe a lot.

      Reply

  • Monica Zweier
    November 25, 2022

    I thought it was quite tasty. I was surprised because Natasha said her kids loved it. My kids didn’t like it at all.

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  • Carole-Anne S.
    November 22, 2022

    This recipe was the BEST ever! My family absolutely loved it! I omitted the mushrooms but it came out perfect in my Dutch oven. This is the only recipe I will ever use for beef stew! Thank you Natasha! ❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 22, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Carole-Anne! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Akansha
    November 12, 2022

    Hi Natasha, thanks for this awesome recipe! Can we use fresh tomatoes (how many) or tomatoe puree instead of tomato paste?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 14, 2022

      Hi Akansha! I haven’t tested this recipe with fresh tomatoes/puree. I’m sure you could but you’ll have to experiment with it. The paste is concentrated so it provides a rich flavor without having too much liquid.

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  • Helyn
    November 2, 2022

    This is celestial! Have made numerous times. Question. Thinking of trying this idea. Omit potatoes. Add little more beef and serve with your can’t get enough of cheese dumplings. Your thoughts? Was thinking died and gone to heaven😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2022

      Hi Helyn, I have not tried that to advise but I think it could be a good experiment! If you happen to try that, please share with us how it goes.

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      • Helyn
        November 8, 2022

        5++++++ 🌟 again!
        Made last night for my bday dinner as got what I wanted. Lol
        Omitted potatoes added 1/2 lb more beef and nushrooms. House smells heavenly. Made double batch of cheese dumplings. It was a hit. Yummy. Son took most of leftovers home!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          November 8, 2022

          Thank you, Helyn! I’m so glad it was a hit!

          Reply

  • LarryM
    October 27, 2022

    Getting ready for company. Our beef stew with rutabaga. It adds so much flavor to the stew. We have been making this since 1971, when my mother shared with us.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 27, 2022

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Larry!

      Reply

  • Natalia
    October 22, 2022

    Hi natasha! Great recipe. Any suggestion for red wine substitute?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 22, 2022

      Thank you, Natalia! You can use broth/stock it its place.

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  • Joyce
    October 18, 2022

    Can I add leek to this recipe? If so, how do I adjust the onion or is it ok to use both? Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 18, 2022

      Hi Joyce. I haven’t tested this but I think it would be fine. You’ll have to experiment with the quantity.

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  • Mary
    October 18, 2022

    Recipe was spot on. I add a can of small peas at the end. That way my family gets more vegetables a she stew gets thicker.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 18, 2022

      So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Mary! The addition of peas is a great idea! 🙂

      Reply

  • Brenda
    October 13, 2022

    Good Morning Natasha! I’ve been looking for a new beef stew recipe and this looks delicious. Would this recipe be sufficient for a six adult dinner party?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2022

      Hi Brenda, this recipe serves eight, so that should work great! The serving size can be found at the beginning of the print-friendly recipe card (located at the bottom of the recipe post). The nutrition label shows counts “per serving.” Hope that helps!

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  • Nora Wright
    October 9, 2022

    My husband and I have tried your beef stew twice. It is an incredibly amazing stew and easy to follow recipe. The Merlot wine added depth to the flavor. We rate the stew a 10 plus. Your recipes are utterly amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Houston, Texas Familia

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2022

      Yay, thank you for the perfect rating and review! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Taline Boyajian
    October 7, 2022

    Does this recipe work well in the instant pot?
    Or maybe the stew should be cooked first and then with all the other ingredients it can go for a short time in the instant pot?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 7, 2022

      Hi Taline. I have not tested this recipe in an instant pot to give instructions but I think it could work. Let us know if you experiment with it.

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  • Erika Miranda
    September 29, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    You have been helping me feed my family for a while now. My mother is German and I grew up with home cooked meals made from scratch. Not always fancy but always full with flavor. Thank you for helping bring that to my family now. Hope your family is well.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 29, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Erika! Thank you for your thoughtful feedback!

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  • Natalie
    September 23, 2022

    So I loved this recipe, the taste was so good! The only problem was I couldn’t figure out how to get most of the grease off. Is this something you could make the day before and let the grease harden?

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    • Natasha
      September 24, 2022

      Hi Natalie, it usually isn’t a big problem, but if you prefer, you can definitely skim the grease off the top with a spoon or even skim it off after refrigeration. It would work either way.

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  • Jeanny Phillips
    August 23, 2022

    This sounds delicious however, due to working hours this isn’t doable on a workday. Is there a method that would turn this into a crockpot recipe?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 24, 2022

      Hi Jeanny! I think it could work well in a crockpot once the veggies and meat have been sauteed.

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      • Andie
        October 28, 2022

        Do you think the time on the time on a corckpot be the typical 8 hours on slow? Or 4 hours on high? Thanks!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 28, 2022

          Hi Andie, without trying it myself it’s hard to say which is best!

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    • Craig
      November 20, 2022

      A slow cooker method, perhap , which is give at the top. And you can come home to the aroma of a wonderful stew supper, yes?

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  • Shaza
    August 12, 2022

    this is now my favorite beef stew recipe. Everybody I make it for loves it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 12, 2022

      So glad you enjoy it! 🙂

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  • Myrna Buka
    August 9, 2022

    I made this stew for dinner tonight – It is the BEST stew I have ever made. Followed the recipe exactly. I did add peas at the end.

    Hat’s off to you Natasha.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 9, 2022

      Yay that’s awesome feedback! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, Myrna.

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  • Gloria Dyer
    August 7, 2022

    Natasha, you are my heroine! With your dead on recipes I have elevated myself to a good cook whose dishes my family loves! You break everything down so I know my attempts will be fabulous!!! The videos further enhance my confidence and I cannot thank you enough!!! You are the best!!!
    Gloriadyer54@yahoo.com

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2022

      That is so nice to know, Gloria. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try from my channel and website!

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  • Linda
    July 26, 2022

    This stew is THE BEST! Have you ever made it in the crockpot? Too hot to turn the oven on in Alabama.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 26, 2022

      So glad you enjoy this recipe, Linda! I think it could work well in a crockpot once the sauteed veggies and meat have been sauteed.

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  • Pam Morton
    June 11, 2022

    I didn’t change a thing and it was perfect. The sauce was absolutely luscious! Only regret was that I did not have a crusty bread on hand to soak up that wonderful sauce!
    Thank you Natasha, keep ’em comming”

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 11, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Pam! We love this stew. The bread is definitely one of my favorite parts of eating this 🙂

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  • Beth Smith
    May 19, 2022

    This is now my go-to recipe! Incredible!! Thanks Natasha! I love your videos SO MUCH!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Beth!

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  • Maria
    May 14, 2022

    Absolutely amazing. Loved it. The sauce was divine and the chuck steak unbelievably tender. As with all of Natasha’s recipes, it was easy to follow Nd turned out divine for my very fussy husband.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 14, 2022

      So great to hear, Maria! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Betty Bowers
    May 9, 2022

    This was excellent, better than my other go-to beef stew recipe, which is more labor intensive. The only changes I made were to use fresh thyme because I had it (adjusting the quantity up), adding another clove of garlic (because I love garlic), and adding dinosaur kale before it went in the oven (just because I like a bowl that is a balanced meal and has greens). It was delicious. Another idea: leave out the potatoes and serve over egg noodles (but make sure you thicken the sauce with flour and butter).

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2022

      Thank you for your good comments and ideas, Betty. So happy to hear that you loved this beef stew. We appreciate your tips!

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  • Marta
    May 2, 2022

    Hi Natasha, My husband and I love stew (toddler does too) but I am worried about using wine as we don’t drink wine and I am pregnant. Do you know if this can be made without wine?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2022

      You could use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

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  • Tori C.
    April 19, 2022

    Hi Natasha! Could I substitute the beef for venison? Would I need to change any cooking times or anything like that?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2022

      Hi Tori, I don’t have any experience with venison meat so I can’t really say.

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  • Michelle
    March 27, 2022

    How can I thicken it up some? We like it a little thicker than it comes out. It’s awesome btw! my husband just loves it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Hi Michelle, for a thicker stew with a more gravy-like consistency, melt 2 Tbsp butter and stir in 2 Tbsp flour to make a paste. Once the stew is out of the oven, place it on the stove, add the paste a little at a time (to reach desired consistency) then bring it back to a boil for a few minutes to thicken and cook the flour.

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      • Debbie
        May 15, 2022

        Do the potatoes need to be peeled? I see you put them in unpeeled but when you serve it, the potatoes look peeled.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 15, 2022

          Hi Debbie, you don’t have to peel them but peeled will work just fine too. It will just depend on your personal preference.

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  • Jenelle
    March 15, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I have made this recipe before and it’s delicious! I am looking for something for St. Patrick’s Day and was wondering if you thought I could substitute Guinness for the wine in this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 15, 2022

      Hi Jenelle, while I haven’t tried this with Guinness, here’s what one of my readers mentioned in the comments: “I found Guinness extra stout to be an outstanding substitute for the wine…unless of course you are meaning a sub because of the alcohol 🙂 But if alcohol is not the problem just the availability of wine: Guinness is the answer. Great recipe!”

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  • Pittsburgh Jack
    March 14, 2022

    I’ve made this quite often at my wife’s request. The entire family loves it, and it freezes well also.

    I highly recommend using a meat tenderizer hammer first. The difference in the meat takes the stew to the next level.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2022

      I’m so happy it was a hit with the family! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Amanda
    March 9, 2022

    Made this tonight and it was hands down the BEST beef stew I or my husband have ever made! And we like to cook. Thank you for sharing this!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2022

      You’re welcome, Amanda. I’m really happy that you both loved it!

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  • Alicia
    February 24, 2022

    I cannot wait to try this! You are my go-to for new recipes and they are always a hit! Question- do you happen to know the cook time if I was to just cook it all on the stove? I unfortunately do not own a Dutch oven. Thanks in advance for any tips!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 24, 2022

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy my recipes. This works best with a heavy bottom pot like a dutch oven but you should be able to use a regular pot just fine. Make sure to keep a low simmer so you don’t scorch the bottom. It should take about 1 1/2 hours on the stovetop or until your beef reaches the desired tenderness.

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  • Kathy R.
    February 19, 2022

    Making this Wonderful Beef Stew right now!!!! I can’t wait until its done!!! We have had it many times and always a crowd pleaser!!! All of your recipes are so tasty and delicious I am wondering if you are ever going to write a cookbook? I would definitely buy a couple…for me and my daughter in laws!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2022

      I hope it’s a hit! I bet your home smells AMAZING right now!

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  • Joan
    February 16, 2022

    Hi Natasha, this beef stew recipe looks delicious. Can the stew be made in a pressure cooker instead of the oven?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2022

      Hi Joan, I haven’t tried this recipe in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, but here is what one of our readers posted “I made this in my Instant Pot 6-in-1 (did all the steps required on the stovetop first, then transferred everything BUT the veggies to my Instant Pot) and set it to manual high pressure for 70 minutes then depressurized, added the veggies, put the lid back on and brought it back up to pressure for an additional 30 minutes. This way the veggies don’t come out too mushy” I hope that helps.

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  • Sylvia
    February 3, 2022

    Hi Natasha. Made the beef stew tonight and it was delicious. My husband really liked it. I tell you what, it beats the package seasoning for beef stew I used to make. Never again. lol 😆. I plan to make it again for my family and will make sure I have hot French bread ready to go with it. Dipping that bread into that stew sauce, omg 🤤. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2022

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Sylvia! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Mary
    January 30, 2022

    This was fantastic!! Made for my family and they loved it. Will make again. I did thicken the broth because we like it more like a gravy.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Hello Mary, great to hear that your family loved this recipe! I’m happy to know that it was a hit.

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  • Janis
    January 30, 2022

    Hi I’m making this now and I’m wondering, How many cups is in one serving?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2022

      Hi Janis, this whole recipe serves 8 people so you can just divide it into 8 servings to get the serving size per person.

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  • David
    January 30, 2022

    Wonderful stew! The recipe was easy to follow and the results were amazing. I can’t wait to make this for guests. Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2022

      Sounds great, David. I hope it becomes a hit with your guests!

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  • Brenda Martin
    January 25, 2022

    Just made this tonight for the first time and we absolutely LOVED it! Definitely going to be added to our dinner rotation! When it was finished, I added about half a cup of instant potato flakes and cooked it on low heat on the stove for about 5 minutes to thicken the broth. (I don’t like to use flour and butter to thicken) Great recipe!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2022

      Hi Brenda, great to hear that you loved this beef stew recipe! That’s a good idea to add some potato flakes, thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Deborah K Taylor
    January 23, 2022

    I make this recipe and many of your others on rotations! Everything ever tried is mouth watering delicious! You really can cook lady! I usually leave mushrooms out for husband or use a drained jar sometimes added if no fresh and want. Making now without fresh mushrooms and adding more tiny yellow potatoes.
    The bacon and bacon grease just elevates this dish! I now also add a small amount of Worcestershire sauce and extra tablespoon of tomato paste (tube kind) to mine. I’ve used every type potato over times made, all did good. I use a Roscato, a sweeter flavor bottle of wine (like Olive Garden uses) when have and works great also. We have an unusual few inches of snow on ground today here in mid-eastern North Carolina so decided to prepare and serve with a loaf of crusty baked Pepperidge Farm garlic bread. Makes a delicious combination! Thank you for sharing all your recipes sweet lady as we really love and enjoy them!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      Hello Deborah, you are very welcome! Thank you for your detailed review, I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

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      • Deborah King Taylor
        January 23, 2023

        Well here I am making this recipe yet again today! We still love it and recipe use when get a craving for the beef stew. It’s cold here again in NC but no snow.
        I buy a nice chuck roast everytime and cut it up myself into stew pieces and use seasoned salt and pepper; Always so tender!
        Thanks again for an excellent savory recipe! I have never made anything of yours that wasn’t mouth watering delicious.

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          January 23, 2023

          Hi Deborah! That’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It means a lot to me. I’m glad you love my recipes.

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  • Tammy A
    January 23, 2022

    This is ONE of my favorite recipes that you shared! Love it! Comes out perfect every time! Making it today. Thank you for ALL of the recipes! ❤

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2022

      Thanks for your awesome feedback! We appreciate it and I hope you’ll love the recipes that you will try.

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  • Patti
    January 21, 2022

    The flavors are so delicious. I’m just wondering how I might have a way to make the meat more tender after it was done cooking?

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    • Natasha
      January 24, 2022

      Hi Pattie, the type of meat can make a difference as well as how long it is stewed. It should stay tender if it is cooked for the full length of time.

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    • Donna
      January 30, 2022

      make sure the stew meat is chuck.My store sells bottom round as stew meat and is very tough.

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  • Catherine Emmons
    January 20, 2022

    Very tasty and easy to make. I just made some for my neighbor. His Mom died yesterday. I’m waiting for him to come home so I can bring it over with a loaf of homemade French bread. Comfort food at its finest.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      That’s so thoughtful of you! I bet this will be so comforting to your neighbor! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and spreading kindness through our recipes!

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  • Laura DeLange
    January 20, 2022

    Made this yesterday, so tender and delicious.
    Definitely a keeper

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Laura!

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  • Michelle S Saunders
    January 19, 2022

    Hi Natasha:
    I LOVE your cooking blog and I am planning on making your beef stew recipe for a dinner this weekend. One of the guests is gluten free, so I will need to use a substitute. Would you recommend corn starch or tapioca flour or something else to enrich and thicken the stock? Thank you,
    Michelle in CT

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2022

      Hello Michelle, I haven’t tried making a gluten-free version of this recipe. Maybe there’s someone else who has tried and can share with us here?

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      • Ranee’
        January 20, 2022

        Hi there Natasha!
        My teenage daughter has been gluten free for about 6 years now. I always use cornstarch to thicken soups, gravies and many sauces. Pure cornstarch is naturally gluten free but some brands process on equipment that cross contaminate with gluten. I always check the label to make sure it says “gluten free” My go to brand is Argo. Hope this helps 🙂

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 20, 2022

          Thanks for sharing that with us, that’s definitely helpful as I always see people asking how to make a gluten-free version of recipes.

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          • Ranee’
            January 21, 2022

            I made this tonight substituting cornstarch for the flour to make it gluten free and let me tell you…it was Delish! Sooo good!! I’m not a fan of red wine but it adds to the depth of flavors. My husband was converted to a stew eater tonight 😉 Thank you Natasha for another winner.

          • Natashas Kitchen
            January 21, 2022

            Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Ranee! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Jan
    January 19, 2022

    The best beef stew I’ve ever had! I don’t like mushrooms so omitted them. Amazing flavor and tang. Has a kick even though I didn’t add cayenne. Perfect every time, thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jan!

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  • Sherrie
    January 17, 2022

    Can you use beef broth instead of red wine in the beef stew?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2022

      Hi Sherrie, wine really adds so much flavor, so I always recommend not skipping it. You could use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

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  • Julie
    January 16, 2022

    I absolutely love all your recipes.
    Getting ready to make this today and was wondering if it can be cooked in a 9×13 stoneware dish with the top wrapped in foil for the oven ?
    P.S we love your cheeseburger sliders. Made then Christmas day for an appetizer. Whole family went crazy for them

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    • Natasha
      January 17, 2022

      Hi Julie, I’m so happy to hear that your family loved the sliders recipe! For this recipe, I haven’t tested this in a stoneware casserole dish so I can’t really speak to that. I always make it in a dutch oven.

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  • Debbie
    January 15, 2022

    I love every recipe of yours I’ve tried but the beef stew is magical. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Debbie!

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  • Kim
    January 14, 2022

    Incredible! Best stew I’ve ever had. The broth is so rich, and flavorful. Goes well with sourdough or some crusty bread to dip in the juice. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Andi S.
    January 7, 2022

    This has become my favorite recipe for beef stew. The flavor is excellent. It is a bit time consuming to make which is the only downfall. I did try to skip a step by sautéing all the vegetables in the same pot and then adding the wine and remaining ingredients. The flavor just wasn’t as good and it’s worth the extra step. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Andi! I’m glad you found a favorite on my blog! That just made my day!

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  • Carol
    January 5, 2022

    Question… For religious reasons I cannot use bacon. Any thoughts on substitutions for that?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      Hi Carol, totally understand. Feel free to omit the bacon, it will still be good without it.

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    • Troy
      January 9, 2022

      Change religions then add double what Natasha recommends. Yummmmm

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  • Elena Weeks
    January 5, 2022

    Made this beef stew last night! My husband raved about it! It was awesome! So flavorful and rich! ❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      I’m happy to hear that your husband loved this recipe! Thank you so much for the review.

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  • Duana
    January 3, 2022

    Made this tonight and it was fabulous. Unfortunately for me m family won’t eat mushrooms so had to omit them, but did add celery. Regardless, this was a delicious stew, everyone agreed.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2022

      I’m so glad the family loved this recipe, Duana!

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  • Ann Hering
    January 1, 2022

    I doubled your beef stew recipe for 13 assorted family members, including great grand children, over Christmas in the NC mountains and our 6 year olds comment was perfect…”Nonnie, this is delicious!” Lucy is right! It’s my go to recipe for a big group!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Ann! Thank you for sharing your awesome review!

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    • Renee
      February 13, 2022

      My roast is a 4lb roast, so I will also double. Did you double each ingredient? And did it all fit in one dutch oven ok?

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  • Maggie Miraflor
    December 29, 2021

    Going to follow your beef stew recipe tomorrow, so happens I already had planned to cook it for supper , your recipe looks sooo good , im gonna do it but , without the red wine , only beef broth .😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2021

      Sounds like a good plan, Maggie. I hope it becomes your new favorite!

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  • Maggie Miraflor
    December 29, 2021

    Going to follow your beef stew recipe tomorrow’s, so happens I already had planned to cook it for supper , your recipe looks sooo good , im gonna do it but , without the red wine , only beef broth . I have done your banana bread 🥖 meatloaf n ham glaze , beef 🥩 n broccoli, all awesome 👍👍yum , your peach 🍑 cake n cobbler, 😋

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  • Debra Jae
    December 26, 2021

    Hi! I have leftover filet mignon from Christmas dinner that was cooked medium rare. Could I cube that meat and use it in this recipe, or must it start with raw meat? If usable, should I make any changes to preparation?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2021

      Hi Debra, I haven’t tried it that way but I imagine that will work too. You can try so you can make use of the leftovers.

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  • Angela
    December 21, 2021

    Can I use a crockpot or is stove top better? I don’t have a Dutch oven

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    • Natasha
      December 22, 2021

      Hi Angela, a large pot with a heavy bottom will also work great. I think it could work well in a crockpot once the sauteed veggies and meat have been sauteed.

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    • Patti
      January 11, 2022

      Hi, Angela – I usually make my beef stew in the crockpot. Follow the steps for browning the beef, toss in the crockpot with the veggies (I don’t sauté but you can!) & wine or beef broth & cook on low for several hours until veggies & beef are fork tender. Delicious!

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  • Angela
    December 21, 2021

    If want to make the stew on the stove top do you put it on the back burner let it cook for long period of time? See all the time when something requires a while to cook on the stove it’s always nice to the back burner instead of the front burner. Never understood that.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2021

      Hi Angela, I think most would put it on the back burner to use the front burners simultaneously if they cook multiple items? Also, possibly for safety reasons with kids around. It’s hard to say, but I can only assume. I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Carrie Larson
    December 19, 2021

    I dropped my dutch pot so i trying this on the stove today insteat. I hope i made the right choice as there was no way to get to the store to buy a pot.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2021

      I hope you love it Carrie! So sorry to hear about your dutch oven!

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  • Donna Pacheco
    December 13, 2021

    your beef stew is the best ever!!! made it the other day and finished off the leftovers yesterday!!! tastes great with a nice crusty bread to sop up the juices. love all your recipes!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Donna!

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  • Kristin
    December 9, 2021

    I’ve made your Beef Stew recipe a few times and it’s always delicious. My changes are adding celery and more potatoes. LOVE this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2021

      Yum! That sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kristin!

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  • Renee Grams
    December 5, 2021

    Excellent stew but mine didn’t get thick, it was more like soup. I used 1/4 cup flour. I’m not sure why it didn’t thicken?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2021

      Hi Renne, I provided some info in the recipe on How to Thicken Beef Stew. Can you check if you followed it exactly as written?

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  • Laci
    December 5, 2021

    I’ve done this fabulous recipe several times, however can I use New York steaks in this recipe ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2021

      Hi Laci, I imagine that will work just fine.

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  • Sandra V.
    December 2, 2021

    Wonderful meal for a cold evening! Both of us loved this and was asked to make it again. I made it with beef, but with try again with venison.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Sandra!

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  • Audrey O
    November 30, 2021

    Hi! I’m planning on making this this weekend. I see that you have suggested people add more potatoes if they don’t want the mushrooms, but what if we don’t want the potatoes? If we leave them out altogether how will it affect cooking? I’d add more mushrooms but one of my sons are already gonna have to pick out the ones we do use. Any other suggestions you might have? We’re only leaving out the potatoes because we will either have potatoes or rice on the side. Thanks so much. Looking forward to making this.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2021

      Hi Audrey, I haven’t tried a potato substitute in beef stew, but one of my readers has, and here’s what they had to say: “I substituted pearl onions for the potatoes and served it over noodles.” I hope this helps!

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      • Audrey o
        December 8, 2021

        Oh! That sounds like it could’ve been a great substitute. I might try it next time. I just used potatoes this time. We’re having it for dinner tonight. Thanks so much!

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  • Nikolai
    November 25, 2021

    Made this and Lamb version of this stew in a Le Creuset dutch oven pot. It is very hardy and great on a cold day. The lamb adds a sophisticated flavor which I really like but my kids prefer beef version. I service it with a fresh ciabatta bread. Then next day (just like borsht) is even more delicious.
    Natasha thank you for all those fantastic recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Nikolai! Thank you for your great feedback!

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  • Diane
    November 20, 2021

    This recipe is excellent. The only thing I changed was the addition of frozen peas at the end to give it a bit more color.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Diane!

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  • Nancy Kamm
    November 17, 2021

    Best beef stew I’ve ever made! My husband loved it, too and he’s pretty picky. Thanks so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 17, 2021

      You’re so welcome, Nancy! I hope you and your husband will both love all the recipes that you will try from my website.

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  • Annette
    November 17, 2021

    What brand is the blue Dutch oven you used for this recipe??

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  • Ronda Buckingham
    November 15, 2021

    NATASHA! I made the stew for dinner last night…and WOW! It s best stew I’ve ever tasted! Thanks for making me a better cook and for the awesome videos and recipes! 💕❤️💕

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Ronda! I hope you watch and try more of my recipes soon!

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  • Susan
    November 12, 2021

    Nastasha, I just love watching you cook. Your attitude is so happy that pretty much after each video I watch, I just have to clap and you always put a smile on my face and you make everything look so easy.
    Love Susan

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Susan! You’re so nice!

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  • Phyllis Thomas
    November 12, 2021

    I have red wine that is about 4 days old & it has a little vinegar taste, so I have it in the refrigerator. Can this be used in the recipe?

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    • Natasha
      November 13, 2021

      Hi Phyllis, red one would not spoil after 4 days. I’m not sure why it would have a vinegar taste. As a general rule of thumb, if the wine does not taste good enough to drink it, I would not use it in a recipe. This is why I avoid anything labeled “cooking wine”

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  • Suzi Mireau
    November 10, 2021

    Trying this one today, with a few adjustments unfortunately. My hubby & I just LOVE all your video’s and recipes. As we didn’t have any wine or mushrooms I had to adjust and I also made it all in my Ninja Foodi…Hoping it is as good as yours.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 10, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe, Suzie!

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  • beth
    November 7, 2021

    I made this today!! I know I will be using this recipe again and again!! The wine really makes a difference. First time using wine. Thank you for all your recipes and wonderful tips. One question,when will your cookbook be finished? Blessings to you and beautiful family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2021

      Good to know that you didn’t skip the wine, Beth. It indeed adds so much flavor to the recipe. I am working on the cookbook already but it’s taking some time for me to complete it but I’ll share the news with everyone when it’s done and ready.

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  • Jerry Dorsher
    November 7, 2021

    In the beef stew recipe you call for 2 cups of red wine. Can you tell me if a person can’t drink alcohol would this be burned off duty cooking? Important question from me..

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2021

      Hi Jerry, wine really adds so much flavor, so I always recommend not skipping it. You could use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

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    • Natalie
      November 15, 2021

      Hi Jerry

      Have you tried using non alcoholic red wine instead? Add some Worcestershire sauce as well as a sort of substitute for flavour, about 1-2 tablespoons. I hope that helps 😊

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    • Karen Boml
      October 11, 2022

      alcohol always burns off when cooking, and just leaves behind the delectable flavor…no worries

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  • Lesia
    November 6, 2021

    I made this tonight for the third or fourth time, we love it so much. Perfectly paired with a cold, rainy evening and bread and butter! My partner is so excited to eat it and he’s fussy so we have a winner. Thank you for sharing this!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2021

      You’re very welcome. Great to hear that you have a new favorite recipe!

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  • Alicia
    November 4, 2021

    I already know the bacon and mushrooms are going to set this apart from all other recipes. Cannot wait to make it!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 5, 2021

      I hope it becomes your new favorite!

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  • Marie
    October 31, 2021

    Hi love watching and trying out your recipes. Can I cook the beef stew in the pressure cooker please?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

      Hi Marie, I haven’t tried this recipe in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, but here is what one of our readers posted “I made this in my Instant Pot 6-in-1 (did all the steps required on the stovetop first, then transferred everything BUT the veggies to my Instant Pot) and set it to manual high pressure for 70 minutes then depressurized, added the veggies, put the lid back on and brought it back up to pressure for an additional 30 minutes. This way the veggies don’t come out too mushy” I hope that helps.

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  • SJay
    October 28, 2021

    Hi-
    Can you leave out the cooking wine altogether and sub with beef stock? And if so how much?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2021

      Hi SJay, wine really adds so much flavor, so I always recommend not skipping it. You could use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

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  • Koula K
    October 22, 2021

    I made this last night and it was delicious!! Definitely will be making this dish again!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Koula!

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  • Diane
    October 20, 2021

    I tried this tonight and it is delicious! I will definitely be making this again and again!
    It’s funny, I am not a big wine drinker but I love recipes with wine! It just adds so much flavor!

    I have tried many of your recipes and they are always so good! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 21, 2021

      That is right, wine really adds so much flavor so I always recommend not skipping it. Thanks for your review!

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  • Natalie
    October 19, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I made this yesterday and as always it turned out delicious. Always a favorite of the family! I have leftovers but the liquid is definitely less than all the meat and veggies, any suggestions on how to add more liquid without compromising the taste or consistency? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2021

      Hi Natalie, the more you simmer it, the thicken the juices will get. If you prefer more liquid, don’t cook it down too much, but add more broth while cooking. I hope that helps!

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  • nancy
    October 16, 2021

    Natasha,

    I was hoping you could tell us how to incorporate Better Than Bouillon into this recipe. Do you still use same amount of beef broth? I am hoping to make this tomorrow. I love your recipes! Thank you.

    Thank you! I love your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2021

      Hi Nancy, we used the instructions on the Better than Boullion container to make 4 cups of low sodium beef broth. You can also use 4 cups of beef stock.

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  • April
    October 11, 2021

    What can I subs toot for the dry red wine. I am not a fan of red wines.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      The wine does add really nice flavor; you can use broth instead if you wanted to omit then season to taste at the end.

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