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:

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Beef Stew Recipe

4.96 from 812 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
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. 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 people
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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 Per Serving

365kcal Calories21g Carbs35g Protein10g Fat2g Saturated Fat70mg Cholesterol1479mg Sodium1194mg Potassium3g Fiber3g Sugar5125IU Vitamin A16.1mg Vitamin C48mg Calcium3.6mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Beef Stew Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
365
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
70
mg
23
%
Sodium
 
1479
mg
64
%
Potassium
 
1194
mg
34
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
35
g
70
%
Vitamin A
 
5125
IU
103
%
Vitamin C
 
16.1
mg
20
%
Calcium
 
48
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3.6
mg
20
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Stew, Beef Stew Recipe
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 365

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Laurie Barthel
    February 21, 2024

    I was so excited to try this recipe because other recipes I’ve have tried were so delicious. Unfortunately, it was a lot of work for not a lot of flavor. After several days of rain we were looking for a hearty stew to warm us up and satisfy our craving for stew. I wish I had stuck with my family recipe instead. Very disappointing.

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    • Natasha
      February 24, 2024

      HI Laurie, normally this has loads of flavor. Did you change anything in the recipe?

      Reply

  • Lynn
    February 2, 2024

    ….This was excellent!!! I cut the recipe in half and shortened the bake time by about 20 min….
    The wine definitely gave the stew the perfect taste!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 2, 2024

      I’m so glad you loved it, Lynn! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Jacqueline Scott
    January 31, 2024

    Just made this and love it. Curious about serving size because I macro! How much is each serving? In grams or ozs?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2024

      I’m glad you loved this recipe! I didn’t measure per serving that way, I hope I did though but this recipe makes 8 servings so I would divide it by 8 to get per serving size.

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  • Mary
    January 28, 2024

    This was absolutely delicious! I made it exactly as the recipe states it fed 8 people with some to spare. I did thicken the sauce with a cornstarch slurry. Fantastic! My family loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2024

      Great to hear that you and your family enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Melissa
    January 28, 2024

    I made this for the first time tonight, and it was DELICIOUS!!! My husband even asked if we could eat the leftovers tomorrow night for dinner!! This recipe is a winner!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2024

      Yay that’s awesome! Thank you so much for your comments and feedback, Melissa.

      Reply

  • Myles Burke
    January 28, 2024

    What a fun recipe. Had so many ingredients. Was worth all the prep time. Stew had a great flavor Will definitely be making in the future

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2024

      Hi Myles, good to know that you had fun mkaing this recipe!

      Reply

  • Goretty Morano
    January 28, 2024

    Can I put this in a slow cooker to finish off the cooking instead of the oven?

    Reply

  • Carol
    January 23, 2024

    this was delicious! i just left out the thyme since not my favorite!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2024

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Carol!

      Reply

  • Theresa
    January 23, 2024

    Your beef stew is the “bomb”. I was on a mission to find a great stew and yours is it…hands down! I made a large pot and shared with many. Everyone loved it. You made me a rock star.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2024

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Theresa! Thank you for visiting my blog and trying my recipe!

      Reply

  • Julie
    January 16, 2024

    Can this be made in a crockpot?
    If so, what adjustments are needed?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 16, 2024

      Hi Julie. I have a Slow cooker beef stew recipe here.

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      • Julie
        January 16, 2024

        Thanks and I saw that recipe, but I wanted to make this particular recipe for tomorrow & hoped to be able to cook it in a crockpot.

        Reply

  • CK Made
    January 15, 2024

    So good! Made almost exactly as is. I had an open bottle of red wine from the night before which yielded 1 1/2 cups, so I topped it off with beef broth. I used Better Than Bouillon for the beef broth. Loved by everyone. Will definitely be making this one again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 15, 2024

      I’m so glad you found this recipe! Thank you for the feedback:

      Reply

  • Elizabeth Medeiros
    January 14, 2024

    Hi there! Not sure I can transfer my Dutch oven to my oven What would I do if I needed to use my stovetop instead? Suggestions please Natasha! Thank you!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 14, 2024

      Hi Elizabeth! See my note above, “Can Beef Stew be Cooked on the Stovetop?“

      Reply

  • Nick
    January 11, 2024

    Wow! What a great recipe, easier and faster than I thought it would be. I made it for my family last night and it was an instant hit. I will be making this on a regular basis.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 11, 2024

      That’s wonderful, Nick! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • JoJo
    January 10, 2024

    OMG, made this for the first time tonight. It came out so good, followed instructions to the letter. Eveeyone at the house couldn’t stop saying how good it was. Served it over mashed potatoes, was the best.

    Thanks for recipe. It’s going in the rotation. 😍

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 10, 2024

      Hi JoJo! That’s great. I’m glad you found a new one for the rotation!

      Reply

  • Shawna Tvrdy
    January 10, 2024

    This is by far the best beef stew recipe ever! My family absolutely loves it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 10, 2024

      That’s so great to hear, Shawna! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Kelly
    January 7, 2024

    I have a question- I have a family member that cannot have alcohol (even food cooked with wine) How should I substitute the wine. I have not made this yet.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 7, 2024

      Hi Kelly! You can use broth in its place.

      Reply

  • Lynn
    January 2, 2024

    Fantastic Recipe, Natasha. Very flavourful. We all loved it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2024

      Thank you, Lynn. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Gina
    December 30, 2023

    This was SO good! I used “lean stew meat” and it was not even close to tender enough after 1 hour and 45 minutes. So I let it simmer on the stove for another hour and it was perfect!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 31, 2023

      Hi Gina! That’s wonderful. So glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Maria
    December 27, 2023

    Hi Natasha, made this once and it was a hit. I want to make it ahead of time-can I leave it in the fridge for one night and cook the next day? Will it affect consistency?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 27, 2023

      Hi Maria! I haven’t tested that, but this reheats great. Leftovers still taste amazing.

      Reply

  • Laura B
    December 26, 2023

    I made this stew for Christmas Eve dinner. My father in law, who is an extremely picky eater, is still raving about how much he loved the stew.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2023

      Yay that’s wonderful! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Lee D
    December 24, 2023

    Truly delicious recipe‼️ We are happy with chix pot pie soup and banana chocolate bread too. Good luck with your cookbook. Merry Christmas Natasha and family 🎄

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 24, 2023

      Thank you, Lee! Merry Christmas

      Reply

  • Lisa
    December 17, 2023

    So flavorful with the bacon and red wine; the meat was so tender! I added cornstarch to thicken up the gravy. This will be my go to beef stew recipe from this day forward!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 18, 2023

      Love it! Super glad that this is gonna be your new favorite recipe.

      Reply

  • Gene Labelle
    December 14, 2023

    Omg, just tried this recipe for today early because I wanted to set up And warm it up later it was delicious. The only change I will make is Leaving the mushrooms out . thank you very much for this awesome recipe keep up the good work girl!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2023

      You’re welcome, Gene. So great to hear that you enjoyed our Beef Stew Recipe!

      Reply

  • Ben Hardy
    December 12, 2023

    Flavor is amazing, but I bought the “extra lean” stew meat, and meat never got super tender. Possibly the cut of meat I bought or maybe just the lack of crock pot time to roast low and slow. If the meat is supposed to be “pot roast” tender, it wasn’t there. If the meat is supposed to be “cut with a fork” tender, then right on the money.

    Either way, the flavor was out of this world! Added a few extra seasonings and used fresh thyme rather than dried, but all in all, fantastic!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2023

      Great to hear that you enjoyed it, Ben. It usually has something to do with the type of meat that you bought.

      Reply

  • Meera
    December 6, 2023

    Hey Natasha! If I don’t have a dutch oven, can I just skip baking it?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 6, 2023

      Hi Meera! If you don’t have an oven proof pot, see my note above “Can Beef Stew be Cooked on the Stovetop?”

      Reply

  • Alexandra Benedetto
    December 5, 2023

    I’m vegan so I used Impossible beef and veggie broth in lieu of beef and beef broth and this came out amazing. I made no other changes, followed the cooking instructions to the T and I wouldn’t change a thing going forward. I’ll be making this again, for sure! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2023

      Wow, that’s so great! I’m so glad this worked with a vegan option, Alexandra! I bet my vegan readers will find this review helpful.

      Reply

  • Maryann
    November 27, 2023

    Natasha, I love all your recipes this one is my favorite. Just wanted to know will this freeze well so I can ship to someone? Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 27, 2023

      Hi Maryann! Here is what one of my readers said, “I had a bit left over so I put it in the freezer. I just had some last night and it was at least as good as it was the first time.” I hope that helps. 🙂

      Reply

  • Sarah
    November 26, 2023

    This is the best beef stew recipe. I’ve made it twice just within the last month. It’s a hit with the whole family – when kids don’t complain, you know it’s gold. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2023

      Yay love it! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us. We’re so happy to hear that this recipe was a huge hit!

      Reply

  • John
    November 19, 2023

    Made you beef stew minus mushrooms, wifey no like, make her happy you now the saying. The best stew I’ve ever eaten. Thanks for your recipe, enjoyed it immensely.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 19, 2023

      Yay, that’s so inspiring. Thank you for sharing, John!

      Reply

  • Tanya Peterson
    November 18, 2023

    Your recipes are always wonderful! You’re one of my main goto’s. Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 18, 2023

      Aw, thank you, Tanya! I’m so glad to hear that.

      Reply

  • Valeria Rollheiser
    November 17, 2023

    A little time consuming but so worth it! this recipe is so delicious I served tonight and hubby and 2 toddlers ate it all which is a miracle in my household. served with warm biscuits!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2023

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Meredith
    November 17, 2023

    This was amazing! I made for Halloween night for a get together and sadly there were no leftovers. Such a good flavor!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 17, 2023

      That’s wonderful, Meredith! So glad it was a hit!

      Reply

  • Janet Schminkey
    November 16, 2023

    I made this and it would have been perfect had I not left my potatoes and carrots in such big chucks and I added a bit too much wine which made it too rich. My fault but everything else was perfect. Ill make again but following your recipe exact

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Janet, I hope you give it another try here soon!

      Reply

  • Tammy Teal Jones
    November 14, 2023

    This stew is absolutely amazing! Thank you Natasha for sharing this recipe with all of us. I made it as recipe was written and did not change anything. Did use deer stew meat as the husband loves to hunt and we like getting some stew meat when we get it processed . I called my husband to tell him our home smells like a 5 star restaurant and he’s looking forward to coming home from work to this delicious dinner as I have already sent him a picture of what to except. Of course I have sampled it and I am looking forward to sitting down and enjoying this for dinner tonight in Ga and it’s a chilly windy evening. This is perfect for this weather.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2023

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Tammy! I agree, this truly is the perfect recipe for this weather!

      Reply

  • Natalya
    November 9, 2023

    Perfect recipe! Thank you so much! Beef stew was very delicious!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 9, 2023

      So glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Lynn Powers
    November 5, 2023

    Is there a Dutch oven that is just as good but less expensive than $419!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 6, 2023

      Hi Lynn! You could look for a different brand. I’m sorry I don’t have another good one to suggest without trying them myself.

      Reply

    • AM
      November 16, 2023

      Lynn Powers…you can get a Lodge right now at Walmart for 39.99.

      Reply

  • Meredith Majerle
    October 31, 2023

    This was fantastic- I have never made beef stew before and I followed the recipe and it turned out great! I made for a Halloween party and we didn’t have any leftovers because people gobbled it up. I will be making this again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 1, 2023

      I’m glad to hear that it was a huge hit!

      Reply

  • Kathy Smiley
    October 30, 2023

    This has become my go to for stew! Made exactly by the recipe. Wouldn’t change a thing. As a matter of fact, I have started checking your website for the recipe whenever I try something new!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2023

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kathy. I’m all smiles hearing you’re loving my recipes.

      Reply

  • Jill
    October 30, 2023

    I’ve made this stew before and it was SO delicious!! Is there a way that I can make this in an Instant Pot?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 30, 2023

      Hi Jill! I have not tested this in an instant pot to provide instructions. I have a Slow cooker beef stew recipe.

      Reply

  • Veronica Blanchard
    October 29, 2023

    Best beef stew recipe!! Seriously! The meat was so tender and so full of flavour. I used a small inside round roast that I cut up, a Pinot Noir wine and a few fresh sprigs of thyme and a short piece of fresh rosemary. I did end up having to thicken it but your tip for doing that worked perfectly. ❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2023

      Hi Veronica, thank your or your lovely feedback. I’m so glad that helped a lot!

      Reply

  • Stephanie Schmitt
    October 29, 2023

    Can I freeze this for about a week ahead of time? We are going on vacation and return the day before Christmas and I host Christmas. I want something I can take out the night before.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2023

      Hi Stephanie, one of my readers shared this: “I had a bit left over so I put it in the freezer. I just had some last night and it was at least as good as it was the first time.” I hope that helps. 🙂

      Reply

  • Jenny
    October 26, 2023

    My husband loves beef stew and I’m a pretty good cook but I didn’t like beef stew growing up, so I only tried a couple times in the 16 years we’ve been together. He was having a bad day today and it’s cold and rainy so I wanted him to come home to something nice. I didn’t have a ton of time, so I didn’t want to use a slow cooker. Saw this recipe and figured it was a good one. Well, it’s a great one ! I don’t normally like too much wine, so I used about half and half beef broth, I did thicken it just a smidge at the end. Wow! It was so good. He’s an honest man, and a chef, so he’ll tell me what I can do to improve it. Nothing!!! Thanks so much for this recipe. We’ll be having it alot this winter

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2023

      Hello Jenny, thank you for sharing your experience trying our Beef Stew Recipe. I’m sure your husband appreciated it a lot!

      Reply

  • Lynn
    October 24, 2023

    first let me say that I was not the biggest fan of beef stew so when my husband said he wanted it for dinner I decided I needed to find a good recipe and really up my beef stew game. I found Natasha’s recipe and omg is it delicious!! it will now be my go to and I honestly can’t wait to make it again! the wine, the mushrooms and all the components come together to make an amazing stew.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2023

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

      Reply

  • Kristin Valdez
    October 22, 2023

    Only beef stew I make now! No going back. Wish I knew what size a serving is on the nutritional label. 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 23, 2023

      Hi Kristin! At the top of the recipe card, you’ll see the number servings. This recipe serves 8, and the nutrition facts are per serving.

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2023

      Hi Kristin, this recipe served 8! I’m so glad you loved this recipe.

      Reply

  • Audrey
    October 15, 2023

    I am on day four of this beef stew and it is absolutely everything. Perfect recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 15, 2023

      Awesome! Great to hear that you loved our Beef Stew Recipe a lot!

      Reply

  • Kathy
    October 14, 2023

    You don’t disappoint. The Beef Stew was delicious. I love your book and can’t wait for your delicious cooking skills to spread so we can watch you on Food Network. You are that good!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 14, 2023

      Thank you so much, Kathy!

      Reply

  • joan wanas
    October 14, 2023

    THIS IS THE BEST STEW REC!
    IPE I EVER HAD! love your recipes and love your cookbook

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 14, 2023

      I’m so glad to hear that!

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  • Kim Hill
    October 1, 2023

    Love this recipe. Just put a pot on the oven on this cold wet day.
    Can’t wait till your book arrives too!❤️❤️❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 1, 2023

      Hi Kim, we’re happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for patiently waiting for my cookbook, it’s getting closer to the date!

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  • Amy Johansen
    September 28, 2023

    I made it tonight but the beef isn’t very tender. Not sure where I went wrong. I’m going to remove the veggies and continue to cook the beef until tender.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 29, 2023

      Hi Amy! It could be the type of meat used but also that it needs a longer cooking time to break down and tenderize the meat.

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  • Kim Landgraver
    September 24, 2023

    Hi! Now that Fall is here I decided to try this recipe tonight. It was very good! Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 24, 2023

      Thanks for sharing, great to hear that you enjoyed it!

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  • Lisa Malchow
    September 17, 2023

    Wowzer! This stew was exceptional! Never heard of a stew going into the oven, but it did the trick. Husband likes it a little thicker, so did the recommended butter & flour to get the ideal consistency. The only thing I added was some pearl onions. A baguette is a MUST to lap up that deliciousness!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2023

      Love it! Thanks a lot, Lisa for your good comments and feedback!

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  • Theresa
    September 16, 2023

    Hello, I want to make this recipe for 12. Should I double the recipe? How large of a Dutch oven would I need and what would you suggest for cook time? Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2023

      You can double the recipe but you would want to increase the time or cook until the meat is tender. You will also need a larger pot.

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  • Jackie
    September 10, 2023

    Our favorite beef stew recipe! The only thing I add to it, to thicken it up and add a more beefy flavor is 1 packet of beef gravy and a touch of kitchen bouquet. It not only adds favor, but thickens it to a nice consistency. ( I hold back on the salt on the beef/flour part)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2023

      Sounds good, thanks for sharing and for this review, Jackie. We appreciate it!

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    • Theresa
      September 17, 2023

      Is there a brand of beef gravy packet that you would suggest for the stew?

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  • Anne J
    September 5, 2023

    Good recipe and steps, I will add, if you are a POC remember to add more seasonings to your meat, otherwise its a very bland flavor but overall a good recipe

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  • catherine
    August 20, 2023

    Hello! I would love to try this recipe however, can you please suggest a sub for red wine?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 20, 2023

      You can just use broth in its place.

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  • Lisa
    July 18, 2023

    This stew was fabulous. The boyfriend hates mushrooms so i cook as in receipe then strain the mushrooms out before you add other veggies. I think you need that flavor. I’m a foodie, he’s not but constantly do workarounds/disguising to deal with his food phobias – UGH!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 18, 2023

      That’s alright! We love mushrooms in this recipe but it’s still delicious even without them. Thanks for sharing!

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  • janice
    July 16, 2023

    My family does not like mushrooms, can this beef stew be done without them? Fussy farts!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 16, 2023

      Hello Janie, we love this recipe with mushrooms but you can omit them too. It will still be good!

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  • Lee
    June 27, 2023

    I’m making this again today. One of the best recipes for beef stew that I’ve tried. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2023

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

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  • Brian
    May 3, 2023

    I have watched you on YouTube and Instagram for years. This is the stew I’ve been waiting for years. The flavor profile is perfect. The only change I made is I serve it over roasted garlic and shallot mashed potatoes. Love your recipes and your passion for great food!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2023

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

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  • Lisa
    April 24, 2023

    Oh, I used pearl onions as well and absolutely fabulolus. Prep tine is more like an hour but WHO CARES ♥️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2023

      So glad you enjoyed it! I’m sure it was totally worth it.

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    • faigy
      June 6, 2023

      I found the prep time took long only the first few times I made it. By now it takes me quiet fast as I make it pretty often

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  • Lisa
    April 24, 2023

    Just made this stew. Yummy! Here in Maine it’s rainy and chilly – felt like beef stew that i haven’t made for years. Sprung for Lodge’s 5.5 qt dutch oven as was time to invest in the enamel over cast iron! Recipe was perfect, slight changes to my taste: used bacon fat but didn’t use the bacon just stew beef, 4 cloves garlic, 4 bay leafs added parsnips, fresh green beans, cup of frozen peas, sprinkle of frozen corn for color! After oven did thicken gravy with butter/flour paste. Sooo good.. usually next day is better for stews but this is great NOW. Wow – reminds me of moms. Thank you for this yummy comforting stew I remember growing up – but better!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 24, 2023

      You’re welcome! Great to hear that it brought back some good memories with your family and happy to know that you loved this recipe!

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  • William knowles
    March 31, 2023

    Is there a slow cooker way for this? I want to make for my church group I lead.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 31, 2023

      Hi William! You can follow this slow cooker version HERE.

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      • William Knowles
        April 4, 2023

        Oh thank you so much. Can’t wait to make for my church group this week.

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          April 4, 2023

          You’re welcome, William! I hope it’s a hit!

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  • Artemis
    March 16, 2023

    I made your recipe the other day and have to say even though I followed the instructions to a ‘t’ it came out more watery than I expected. It was more of a soupy consistence. I have made so many of your wonderful recipes but don’t know why this happened. I will add the flour and butter to the stew today to try and thicken it a bit. Love your personality and looking forward to your cookbook.

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    • Natasha
      March 16, 2023

      HI Artemis, that is an expected result. Please see the section above on how to thicken the stew if you prefer a thickened version. I hope that helps!

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  • Lee
    March 13, 2023

    Great recipe! It’s in the oven right now and my 4th time making it. Although it takes time to throw it all together, it is one of the best stews I’d made. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 13, 2023

      Hi Lee! I’m so glad you loved it. Thank you for the feedback.

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  • Margie Mueller
    March 12, 2023

    Made the beef stew recipe today. It was quite involved, more than I thought it would be! Unfortunately, it was just a broth, not a stew. I did not find it very flavorful! For all the time it took me, and all the expense, I was disappointed! I tried to embellish it with a little more seasoning. Darn!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2023

      Hi Margie, we haven’t experienced that issue since we made this recipe a lot of times already. Did you by any chance use any substitutions?

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      • Doriorio
        March 16, 2023

        I experienced the same thing! Brothy not stewy. Also greasy mouth feel.

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        • Natasha
          March 16, 2023

          Hi Doriorio, a greasy mouthfeel is probably due to using beef with a high-fat content. In that case, I would recommend trimming off the excess fat or spooning rendered fat out of the pot when it floats to the top.

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  • Nesa
    March 11, 2023

    Can this be done in slow cooker, minus the bacon and freeze?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2023

      Hi Nesa, You can use this slow cooker recipe HERE instead. 🙂

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  • Sabina
    March 9, 2023

    Hi 👋 Natasha, I love your recipes and videos. I made the beef stew the one with 2 cups of wine . Fantastic my family and kids loved it ! It’s a recipe to keep and to making making ! Thx I would love to send you the photo of my stew but I don’t know where to post it so you can see it or where fans can see it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2023

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

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      • Rebecca
        March 13, 2023

        Amazing like all your other recipes! Thank you!! I made it exactly as described 🙂

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 13, 2023

          It’s my pleasure, I’m so happy that you’re enjoying them.

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  • Suzanne McPherson
    March 5, 2023

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was the best stew I have ever made. My husband loved it and is excited to have for lunch this week. Thank you for being a great mentor!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2023

      I’m happy to hear that! Thanks so much for your good comments and review.

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  • Cindy
    March 4, 2023

    Made this tonight exactly by the recipe and it was wonderful! Best beef stew recipe I’ve ever made, hands down. Thank you, Natasha, for this and all your great recipes!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 4, 2023

      Hi Cindy! I’m glad you loved the recipe. Thank you for the feedback.

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  • Teresa Daloisio
    March 2, 2023

    Being raised in the 60’s by a southern mother we never used wine in beef stew. What a dumb thing to do! This recipe is amazing, comforting, user friendly and delicious! Will make this again and again. Best stew ever!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 2, 2023

      That’s amazing Teresa! Thank you for sharing your results.

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  • April
    February 28, 2023

    Hi Natasha
    What can I substitute for red wine. My husband is a diabetic and alcohol is not part of his diet.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 28, 2023

      Hi April, you can replace it with more broth. 🙂

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  • Chelsea
    February 27, 2023

    Can I add celery? I have it on hand was planning to make it tomorrow

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 27, 2023

      Hi Chelsea! Yes, that would be fine. 🙂

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  • Rosanna
    February 26, 2023

    Wow!!!! I tried your Beef Stew recipe for dinner tonight and it was fantastic. My husband and guests loved it. Can’t wait to try more of you recipes. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2023

      That’s lovely to hear, Judy! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Ashley Blount
    February 25, 2023

    Hey there! I am looking to get my first Dutch oven..I’ve been wanting to try most of your soup/stew recipes for a LONG time..so would a 5qt work for most of them? Or would you recommend a larger one? Thx in advance..I LOVE your recipes!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 25, 2023

      Hi Ashley! I’m glad you are enjoying my recipes. Yes, I use the 5-quart quite often. It’s a common one. You can view my cookware here in my amazon shop HERE.

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  • Judy
    February 25, 2023

    This stew is multi layers of flavor…so yummy. I didn’t have bay leaves on hand so put a few fresh sprigs of thyme in. Wonderful!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 25, 2023

      Hi Judy! That’s great. I’m glad you loved it!

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  • Keegan
    February 25, 2023

    Very good recipe. I would add a bit more salt and pepper when adding in the beef stock. I used a chuck roast and cut it into small pieces and it was very tender.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Peter Smith (Pjay)
    February 24, 2023

    I picked this recipe because it is almost beef bourguignon, but I modified it. I would think if someone followed it to the letter, the final product would be quite good. (Natasha, I get it that it is not technically your recipe, but the foundation is exactly what I wanted).

    I followed steps 1-3 exactly. Withhold the carrots from step 4, I like them to cook over time to flavor the stew. In step 5, add a few raw carrots and the bacon. Bring to a low boil and then set to a low simmer for about an hour or so. Adjust spices for flavor. Then add more raw carrots, potatoes, peas, parsnips, and pearl onions. Simmer for about 45min to an hour until the potatoes are done. Serve.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2023

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

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  • Betsy Thomas
    February 23, 2023

    Feb 23rd 2023 in Buffalo NY was a perfect day to make this beef stew. It was delicious – really warmed us up! The meat man at Wegmans suggested using beef shoulder for the best flavor. He was right- tender & flavorful. I used 2 carrots & 2 parsnips. When I took it out of the oven I decided I wanted the juice to be thicker so I made a roux with flour and water – added it gradually and cooked it a bit more on the stove top. A bowlful with some crusty bread was soooo good.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 23, 2023

      So glad you loved this recipe, Betsy! I love this stew on a cold winter day.

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  • Ron Collins
    February 23, 2023

    This is indeed an excellent beef stew. Full of flavour like you said it would be. I followed the recipe ingredients and directions exactly as specified – turned out perfect. I did add a couple of tablespoons of Bistro to thicken the gravy a bit but that doesn’t change the recipe. Thanks for this one.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 23, 2023

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

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  • Kim
    February 22, 2023

    I’d like to make this stew for a gathering of 12. Would cooking time in the oven increase if I double the recipe?

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    • Natasha
      February 23, 2023

      Hi Kim, you would want to increase the time or cook until the meat is tender. You will also need a larger pot.

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  • Debbie Ellis
    February 20, 2023

    I am making this Stew again tonight. It’s definitely our family favourite!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2023

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with me, Debbie!

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      • Erin
        March 1, 2023

        Hi! Looks amazing and can’t wait to try! I am wondering if this would freeze well? TIA!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          March 1, 2023

          Hi Erin! One of my readers shared this: “I had a bit left over so I put it in the freezer. I just had some last night and it was at least as good as it was the first time.” I hope that helps. 🙂

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  • chris
    February 17, 2023

    I’ve made this many times. I transfer to a crock pot after the dutch oven. then set it on warm for the next few days. weekend num nums

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 17, 2023

      Thanks for sharing, Chris. 🙂

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  • Aiko
    February 17, 2023

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I use Shiitake mushrooms or will it affect the flavor very much? Thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2023

      Hi Aiko, I think that might work. We’d love to know how you liked it if you give it a try!

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  • Lynn
    February 16, 2023

    Hello Natasha!

    Which is your wine of choice for this recipe?
    Thank you,
    Lynn

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2023

      Hi Lynn, I use red wine – use a drinkable red wine and avoid anything labeled “cooking wine” (see the recipe for our list of recommended wines for cooking)

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  • sherry
    February 16, 2023

    hI, Prob. sounds like a foolish question but how do I cook with garlic cloves.?? Do I remove them before serving. crush before using and no need to take out? I always use garlic salt or powder but how much of that equals 1 clove?? thanks so much. Your recipes are wonderful. How is the cookbok coming?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 17, 2023

      Hi Sherry! Thank you, I’m glad you love my recipes. The garlic cloves are peeled, chopped and then sauté them according to the directions in step 4 on the recipe card above. I hope you love this recipe.

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  • Marsha
    February 16, 2023

    Hello Natasha – you are my go-to when I’m looking for a new recipe idea OR when looking for a recipe for a specific dish/dessert!

    Haven’t tried this one yet but will be within the next week. Just wanted to let you know that you have never let me or my family down!

    Thank you!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 16, 2023

      Hi Marsha! I’m so glad to hear that. Thank you for sharing. It means a lot that you love my recipes.

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      • Marsha
        February 22, 2023

        This recipe was a huge hit & I will be making it again! Another one of your recipes to save – thank you!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 22, 2023

          You’re welcome! So glad that it was a huge hit!

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  • Caroline
    February 16, 2023

    Made this yesterday in my slow cooker, plus added some swede and a bottle of Guinness because I didn’t have any red wine and some beef stock. Absolute gorgeous and flavoursome. Only two of us to eat it so lots left over for another meal tomorrow. A good way to go through your veg etc in the fridge and to use up all the veg to your choice and add it to the stew.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 16, 2023

      Thank you for sharing, Caroline! I’m glad you loved the recipe.

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  • Debra
    February 16, 2023

    I put turnips in mine sooo good .I also use a gravy master to darken the stew. Sometimes I put green beans or peas at the end .

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 16, 2023

      Sounds delicious! 🙂

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  • Diane
    February 16, 2023

    What can I use in place of the wine for more liquid with the beef broth?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 16, 2023

      You can use more broth in its place.

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  • Soynal Canady
    February 14, 2023

    I made this its awsome you can just taste the Wine i used Melot wine very good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Dj
    February 13, 2023

    I cooked this last night and one word says it all — PERFECTION!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 13, 2023

      Ah, thank you! I’m so glad you loved it.

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  • Tracey
    February 11, 2023

    I don’t even like Stew but this was fantastic! I thought it wasn’t going to be enough sauce but it was perfect. The meat was like butter.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 11, 2023

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Tracey! 🙂

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  • Adelaide
    February 8, 2023

    I made this recipe and it turned out absolutely delicious. I didn’t thicken it because we like to smash the potatoes in the juice. Great recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 8, 2023

      Hi Adelaide! That’s great. Thank you for sharing. So glad you loved the recipe.

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  • Cyndi
    January 30, 2023

    Hi All I love all your recipes! But I must of did something wrong with the recipe. It’s very thin. I vegetables aren’t piping thru at the end of the 1:45 minute baking time. I baked at 325 covered in the pot like the picture. What did I do wrong?

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    • Natasha
      January 31, 2023

      Hi Cyndi, the broth isn’t thick like a gravy unless you want it to be. See the section titled “How to Thicken Beef Stew?” in the post above.

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  • Marjie Bee
    January 29, 2023

    Prepared exactly as written. Used Good Really Good Bone broth. Was a bit skeptical but WOW. This turned out amazing.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 29, 2023

      Hi Marjie! That’s great. I’m glad you loved it.

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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!

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  • 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!

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  • Valerie
    January 27, 2023

    HI Natasha.love your beef stew recipe..maybe if I can make 1 suggestion: important to place your pot in the medium section of oven..and check about 45 mn after if xtra broth is needed…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2023

      Thanks for the suggestion, Valerie.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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🥕🍠

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  • 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!

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  • 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🥣

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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! 🙂

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