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Beef Stew Recipe (VIDEO)

Classic Beef Stew is the ultimate comfort food with morsels of tender beef that just melt in your mouth. The vegetables and beef are infused with wonderful flavor as they slow roast in the oven.

Homemade beef stew with tender morsels of beef, carrots, potatoes and mushrooms in a richly flavored broth.

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This hearty beef stew in red wine sauce is quite a treat and is every bit as good as its cousin, the famous beef bourguignon, and Lamb Stew. Pair it with Crusty Homemade Bread or with Mashed Potatoes. It is so satisfying!

Beef Stew Video Tutorial:

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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What is Beef Stew?

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 sauce broth. The stew is slow-cooked until the beef is tender. We add mushrooms and bacon which make this the best stew we’ve ever tried.

Tender beef stew being scooped with a wooden spoon

The Best Red Wine for Cooking:

The wine adds an amazing depth of flavor to this classic beef stew. For most cooking, dry red wine is best. Please don’t use 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)
Beef Stew Meat and Ingredients for beef stew

What is Beef Stew Meat?

Beef stew meat is made up of the pieces that are cut off from random steaks that either didn’t fit in the package or ends that were trimmed for aesthetic. I’ve even spotted pieces of filet mignon and prime rib in my packs and it is reasonably priced.

Beef stew meat is so versatile. We also use it for Instant Pot Rice and Beef Soup. If you aren’t able to find stew meat, another good option is boneless beef chuck.

Beef stew with stew meat and vegetables

How to Make Beef Stew with Vegetables:

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

1. In a large, oven-proof pot, brown the bacon and remove to a plate.

2. In a separate bowl, season beef with 1/2 Tbsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper then toss with flour. Add beef to the hot oil in 2 batches until browned, adding more oil as needed.

3. Add red wine and scrape to deglaze the pot. Add mushrooms and cook over medium heat 10 minutes.

How to make beef stew step by step instructions

4. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat with 2 Tbsp olive oil, sliced carrots, diced onions, and garlic. Sauté 4 minutes, stir in tomato paste, then transfer veggies to the pot.

5. Return Beef and bacon to the pot, add beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, salt, pepper and potatoes. Stir to combine and make sure potatoes are submerged. COVER and bake at 325˚F for 1 hour and 45 min.

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 made in a dutch oven

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.

Can this 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 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.

What to Serve with Beef Stew

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:

Healthy Beef stew with big chunks of beef, carrots and potatoes, served with parsley garnish

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.

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Beef Stew Recipe

4.95 from 435 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Beef Stew in pot garnished with parsley

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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  • 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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  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!”

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2022

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

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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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  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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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  • 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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  • Allison C
    October 11, 2021

    Hello! Ive made this stew maybe 4-5 times and its THE stew recipe for this house, its truly Excellent, and rich and a step above ‘normal’ its Great! Miss Natasha I would like to freeze some of this, any suggestions or advise on freezing it?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      Thanks for your great feedback, Allison. I haven’t tried freezing this to advise, but others shared that stews freeze well.

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  • Tracy Duckett
    October 10, 2021

    I have been making beef stew for many years and have tried dozens of recipes. This is the best I’ve made. Has the perfect balance of flavors. I will definitely make this my go-to beef stew recipe from now on. Natasha’s recipes never fail to produce amazing results!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      You’re the sweetest! Thank you for your great comments and review, Tracy!

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  • Valentina Hayduk
    October 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    I have been using your recipes for a few years and I’m always impressed at how delicious they are.
    We don’t use alcohol in my family so what can you recommend as a tasty substitute? I’m always open to suggestions.
    Thanks and keep those recipes coming!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2021

      Hi Valentina, I’m happy to know that you’ve all been enjoying my recipes. 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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      • Tina
        October 18, 2021

        Hi Natasha
        I am looking forward to making this but wanted to see what trick there is to ensure the meat is as tender as yours. Beef stew meat could vary from place to place.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 19, 2021

          Hi Tina, be sure to add beef to the hot oil in 2 batches until browned, adding more oil as needed. If the meat is crowded when seared, it will sweat out all the juices resulted in dry meat.

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  • Yuko
    October 8, 2021

    Hello Natasha,
    I’ve already made this amazing beef stew twice! My husband said this was the best stew he had ever had!! Thank you so much for your gifted recipes!!!

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  • Mumbi
    September 29, 2021

    Hi Natasha ,
    Thank you for your amazing recipes and easy ingrediants i can access from Zambia 🙂
    i wanted to ask what other vegetables can i use besides mushrooms and can i use a sweet red wine ?

    Thank you 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 29, 2021

      Hi Mumbi, feel free to remove mushrooms. You can add more potatoes if you want to. A sweet wine may alter the taste. I hope you love it!

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  • Georgina
    September 14, 2021

    Has anyone tried Wild game with this recipe?

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    • Shauna
      January 9, 2022

      Yes! I just made it with deer. Delicious! Instead of beef broth I made deer bone broth and used that. Really good. Other than using deer I followed the recipe as is.

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 10, 2022

        Thanks for sharing that with us, Shauna!

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  • Anita
    September 2, 2021

    I have made this recipe twice, once in the oven and today in the stove. Both times it has gotten great reviews from my family. My husband just said this is definitely a keeper!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us, Anita. Glad to hear that this recipe was a hit.

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  • Zara
    September 2, 2021

    I can’t believe how incredible this stew was. Made it tonight and I quickly got seconds. Followed the recipe exactly minus the bacon. I only had the crumbles on hand so I added that with the seared meat instead of it getting cooked first. Other than that. Oh my goodness…give me more!! Thank you for this delicious meal that makes me feel like I rock in the kitchen.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      You are so welcome, Zara! I’m so happy to be reading your comments and feedback. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us!

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  • Henry Brady
    July 26, 2021

    ‘Hi Natasha,
    I made this recipe tonight for dinner with a twist. It was cooked for six hours in a slow cooker on high. The family loved it. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that your family enjoyed the beef stew! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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  • JOANNE
    July 19, 2021

    Can i use beef brisket in this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      Hey Joanne! I haven’t tested that but here’s what one of my readers wrote: “This was fantastic! Thanks. My modifications tonight: I had some leftover drippings from a smoked brisket from earlier in the week (think very smoky Au Jus). Added that with the Beef stock and deglazed the Carrot/Onion pan with Brandy & the Au Jus and added to the pot. WOW! Super tender and lots of flavor. We ate this over three hours ago and I still can taste it in my mouth! Fabulous.” I hope this he’s!

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  • Beth
    May 8, 2021

    Delicious! As are all of your recipes! I read the recipe to my husband last night and he made it tonight for dinner. What a treat❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2021

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Beth!

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  • Louise Camilleri
    April 25, 2021

    Achieved an awesome flavour with this recipe. Used stock I had on hand; a combination of homemade prawn stock, store bought vegetable stock & beef stock to make up the 4 cups. Will though need to thicken gravy with flour. Will definitely do this recipe again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for sharing your good comments and feedback with us, Louise!

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  • Tammy
    April 18, 2021

    This recipe is the bomb!!! Hubby and I absolutely loved it! Thank you for the recipe and giving me a reason to run out and buy a dutch oven, lol!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      You’re most welcome, Tammy! Glad you loved this recipe, Tammy.

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  • T Kious
    March 30, 2021

    Fantastic recipe. Easy and a huge hit with the family. Only adjustment I made, was a little corn starch slurry after it came out of the oven to make the liquid a bit thicker. Planning on using this when friends come to visit.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I hope your friends enjoy this also!

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  • Laura
    March 23, 2021

    You are right—this is The Best! Recently made Julia Child’s classic Boeuf Bourgignon—this was more delicious, and easier. I made a double load (to share), and it worked great!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

      Amazing! Thank you for your good comments and review, Laura.

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  • Ladybuggirl
    March 20, 2021

    I absolutely love this beef stew. Very delicious! It does take longer than making it in instant pot, but the taste is marvelous! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Björn
    March 20, 2021

    Do you have to curl up when you eat it, or can you just eat it at the table?

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  • Debra Ann
    March 18, 2021

    Hello Natasha, this stew is awesome. We love it! Mushrooms and wine are great ideas. You are amazing Natasha. So glad I found you on-line. Your recipes are so yummy! Thank you! Debra

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2021

      Hello Debra, great to hear from you, and thank you for your wonderful feedback. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

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  • Janice Daughtry
    March 13, 2021

    I have made this stew before in the pot and it was delicious. Do you think if I cooked the meat and reduced wine I could add everything into a crock pot and slow cook all day?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Hi Janice, I haven’t tested that in a slow cooker, but I’m seeing comments of readers making beef stew in a slow cooker with the following settings: low heat for 7-8 hrs or on high heat for 3-4 hrs. I hope that helps.

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  • Donna Maria
    March 10, 2021

    I made this today for dinner and it is so good. I used a dry Cabernet Sauvignon and followed the recipe to a tee. My house smelled so good, and everyone loves this dish. I will make it again (and again and again). Thank you for such a great recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      Perfect! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. Thanks for sharing your great review with us, Donna!

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  • Mary Cavanaugh/Matulis
    February 28, 2021

    I made this today. Absolutely delicious. Followed recipe, except for thyme, and was very pleased. I did have to cook longer because my meat wasn’t melt in your mouth good. And i added some sweet peas toward the end.
    Next tiime, better meat.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Yes, better meat would definitely make the dish superb. Thanks for sharing your good feedback with us, Mary!

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  • EM
    February 21, 2021

    Can I substitute red wine?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Hello EM, reducing down the wine does cook nearly all of the alcohol out of the recipe. 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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  • Karen
    February 21, 2021

    I just made your Delicious Beef Stew. It is soooooooo hearty and amazingly scrumptious!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your recipe! This is my new go to stew recipe from now on. I can’t wait to serve this up for some guests! Love your videos and you ❤..thanks again!! 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that, Karen! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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  • Gretchen Baumhauer
    February 20, 2021

    Please provide a link to the food scraper you use! I’ve been looking for it everywhere. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      Hi Gretchen, you can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

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      • Blasilla
        March 16, 2021

        Hi Natasha,
        Apart from the red wines you mentioned will It be ok if I used Shiraz?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 16, 2021

          I imagine that will work too. I hope you love the recipe!

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  • Kristine
    February 20, 2021

    Can I leave out the mushrooms?
    .. my kids don’t like them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      Hi Kristine, feel free to remove mushrooms. You can add more potatoes if you want to.

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  • Debbie F.
    February 16, 2021

    I made this with veal and my family loved it. I first made it two weeks ago and they are requesting it again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Kathy Goyette
    February 13, 2021

    This is the BEST beef stew I’ve ever made! So delicious and flavorful, it’s amazing. This recipe will be a regular dinner in my house! I even bought myself a new 7 quart dutch oven. A nice crunchy baguette is key, so good for dipping!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Kathy!

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  • Liza
    February 11, 2021

    This is amazing! Halved the recipe and didn’t add the bacon, otherwise followed instructions. My new favorite beef stew recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      Great to hear that, Liza. Thank you so much for your great review!

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  • Rene’
    February 7, 2021

    Omg.. By far the best beef stew…all ingredients perfect but I did add a red pepper and some celery… Perfect!!! Will make again and again.. thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for sharing that with us, Rene.

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  • Khadijha
    February 3, 2021

    I have had a bad experience with cooking with wine.can i substitute it for something else or can i skip the wine?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Hi there, reducing down the wine does cook nearly all of the alcohol out of the recipe. 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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      • Fred
        February 4, 2021

        can chianti be used for the wine in this stew ?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 4, 2021

          Hi Fred, I haven’t tried with Chianti, but one of our reported great results using that. I hope you love this recipe.

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  • Denise
    February 3, 2021

    This recipe is amazing! My family loved it so much they asked me to add it to our monthly rotation. There’s not a single thing I changed from the original recipe….it’s perfection. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

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

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  • Cathy
    February 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I was wondering if this can be done on the stovetop because I don’t have a pot to put in the oven. If so how long does it have to cook?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Hi Cathy, You can continue to cook it on the stovetop; just keep it at a low simmer, so you don’t scorch the bottom. It should take about 1 1/2 hours on the stovetop. Enjoy!

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  • Molly Messer
    February 1, 2021

    What red wine do you recommend or use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      Hi Molly, we have a few suggestions throughout the comments section. You could try any Pinot Noir brand, or a couple of my readers have shared great reviews using: Cabernet Sauvignon.

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  • Barb
    January 31, 2021

    My son and I made this. The taste is really good. However, the meat turned out dry which was disappointing. It had a nice sear and was so juicy and med rare before it went into the oven. Estime, we will add the meat at the end so it is not chewy.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Barb, that never happened to me before. Did you change anything in the recipe? Any ingredient or anything in the process that could have caused that?

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  • Jeff McLeod
    January 31, 2021

    Made this on Friday night. This the 7th recipe I have made from your videos. My wife is bragging to all of her friends about the meals her husband is making.
    We warmed up the leftovers and had them last night. Unbelievable flavor.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Wow, thanks for sharing that here with us! This helps inspire me to do more recipes for you all.

      Reply

  • Shelley Hessdorfer
    January 31, 2021

    Hi! Do I have to use wine? What could I use in place of wine? I love your recipes!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Shelley, reducing down the wine does cook nearly all of the alcohol out of the recipe. 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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    • Danielle
      February 2, 2021

      I’ve used balsamic vinegar in the past instead of wine, and it gives it great flavor. Highly recommend that substitution!

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  • Galya
    January 30, 2021

    I have beef stew meat in the freezer ready to be used. Though, I make my own chicken bone broth (will have a fresh batch ready tomorrow), and I’d rather use that than some store bought stuff. Would chicken broth be fine with this recipe?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hello Galya, yes that would work too. Please share with us how it goes!

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      • Galya
        February 4, 2021

        It turned out great! Hubby and I loved it, and our 10 month old devoured a kids portion and kept asking for more! Love that the veggies and meat can easily be fished out and used for a baby meal.
        I did want to mention that I needed to turn it into a slow cooker meal d/t my evening plans changing… I followed all the instructions and just threw everything in and cooked on low for about 7 or 8 hours. Will definitely be repeating this recipe!! Except next time I’ll have to add some of your delicious dinner rolls.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 5, 2021

          I’m happy to hear that you loved this recipe! Yay, thanks for your awesome review. We appreciate it!

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  • Inna
    January 30, 2021

    Can this recipe be made in an instapot? If so then what kind of changes must be made?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Inna, I haven’t tried this recipe in an Instant Pot 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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  • D. Johnson
    January 30, 2021

    Looks Delicious. Very similar to the Boeuf Bourguignon recipe in the Le Cresuet cook book, which is also very good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Robert
    January 30, 2021

    Made this for the first time for family and it was fantastic. the broth is excellent and made to be enjoyed with the crusty bread. Will definitely made again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

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

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  • Donna
    January 29, 2021

    Just made the beef stew, but left out the bacon, added celery and parsnips. The taste was out of this world!! Have used many of your recipes and loved each one. Thank you so much and the best to you and your beautiful family!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

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

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  • lydia
    January 29, 2021

    Love the recipe!
    Just wondering if I can freeze the leftovers?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      Hi Lydia, I haven’t tried freezing this to advise, but others shared that stews freeze well.

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  • Anita C
    January 28, 2021

    The pot is on the stove as we speak! I’ve made your recipe before and consider it my go-to recipe. The only thing I did different today, was since I didn’t have any wine, I used a bottle of beer and made mashed potatoes instead of adding the potatoes to the pot. Thank you for the great recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      You’re most welcome Anita. Glad to hear that this is now your go-to-recipe!

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  • Marianne G.
    January 27, 2021

    I have been waiting for the right day to make this and omg was it worth the wait. Amazing dish! Definitely a family favorite.
    Love your recipes!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

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

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  • Patrick
    January 21, 2021

    We don’t have a pot that can go on the oven. How should I tweak the recipe to stove top only?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      Hi Patrick, You can continue to cook it on the stovetop, just keep it at a low simmer so you don’t scorch the bottom. It should take about 1 1/2 hours on the stovetop. Enjoy!

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  • Roger
    January 20, 2021

    Have made this stew at least a half dozen times and it’s always a hit. My family wouldn’t accept any other stew.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Roger. I hope that you and your family will love every recipe that you will try!

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  • Terri Williams
    January 20, 2021

    I am not a beef stew fan but my man loves it……the only change I made was replaced the bacon with pancetta. This was amazing and now I love Beef Stew!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      Sounds awesome! I’m glad you’re a beef stew lover now too.

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  • Ed Bourgeois
    January 19, 2021

    I made this delicious meal tonight, 19 Jan 2021. After a long day of work, I stopped by the market to pick up some fresh meat and vegetables. It was easy to make and was packed full of flavor. I assure you; who ever is reading this, that this meal will not let you down. It is a perfect meal for one of this gloomy, rainy, snowed in winter day/evening. I look forward to making this again real soon.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      What a perfect review, thank you so much for sharing. I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe, Ed!

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      • Patricia Diamantouros
        January 28, 2021

        I made your beef stew today as it was also a very cold blustery day. It came out delicious and the best I’ve ever made. I will continue making it and I’m going to freeze 2 portions so my daughter can take some to her university apartment to enjoy. Sunday I’m making your stuffed pork tenderloin

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 28, 2021

          Hi Patricia, I’m glad you loved it! Thank you for sharing and I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Cheri Johnson
    January 19, 2021

    I was looking for a healthier beef stew recipe and I found it! Instead of heavy gravy I got a juicier rich tomato beefy gravy. Instead of wine I added 2 cups of V8 juice, baby portobellos and baby peas in addition to carrots and some potatoes. Browned the beef then braised in a old fashioned blue and black speckled pan with cover. Turned out excellent!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

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

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  • Janiece Young
    January 19, 2021

    I made this stew last night. It has great flavor. I added celery.

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  • Kimberly Hatcher
    January 18, 2021

    I want to try this recipe but without the mushrooms, My husband doesn’t like mushrooms. Natasha what would be a good substitute for the mushrooms?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      Hi Kimberly, feel free to remove mushrooms. You can add more potatoes if you want to.

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  • Jess A
    January 17, 2021

    I have a ton of vegetable broth. Would this be a good recipe to sub veg broth in place of beef broth?

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    • Natasha
      January 17, 2021

      Hi Jess, the beef broth will have richer flavor and color for a beef stew which is why it works better, but I think you could use vegetable broth also and it would still taste great.

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  • Rhonda
    January 16, 2021

    I have made about a million stew recipes over the years, but I never found “the one”. Tried this and fell in love. The bacon gives it a nice salty/smoky surprise, and I loved the mushrooms. I have never added mushrooms to my stew before and was a bit hesitant. They add a depth I wasn’t expecting. Making it again tomorrow. Oh, and the leftovers are really good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2021

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

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  • Betty Cox
    January 15, 2021

    Delish! Different and so savory. Was a hit! Didn’t change anything about the recipe. I did cook it on the stovetop. Love all
    Your recipes and your spunkiness Natasha! ❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Mary ann
    January 15, 2021

    This was time making stewed…..AMAZING….husband & mom loved it

    This will definitely a go to recipe!

    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      You’re welcome Mary Ann, thank you for that wonderful review.

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  • Winona
    January 13, 2021

    Made this tonight, it was awesome, thanks so much for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

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

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      • Kelly
        January 27, 2021

        Looks so yummy!! I think I will finish cooking in my crock pot rather then the oven?!? I absolutely adore you!! My hubby and I absolutely loooove your recipes ❤

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 27, 2021

          Thank you so much for your support. Please share with us how it goes, Kelly!

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  • Jacqueline Robinson
    January 13, 2021

    what can I substitute for the red wine?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

      Hi Jacqueline, reducing down the wine does cook nearly all of the alcohol out of the recipe. 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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  • LJ
    January 12, 2021

    This is THE ONLY beef stew recipe I will make, so happy to finally find a beef stew recipe worth the effort!

    Just wanted to add, there was not a low sodium beef broth option when I went to my store so I used regular and just skipped adding the tsp of salt at the end… came out perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

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

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  • Karen
    January 11, 2021

    I only have white wine in the house. Can I substitute foe the red?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

      Hi Karen, I think white wine would work, but I do prefer red wine with beef.

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  • Tammy
    January 9, 2021

    Can you freeze the beef stew. Let me know please. I have made a few recipes they are great. My whole family loves them. Thank you. Tammy

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      Hi Tammy, I haven’t tried this in the freezer, but others shared that stews freeze well.

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      • Lukas Schroeder
        September 28, 2021

        Hi Tammy,

        I made this recipe going on a year ago now for an elk hunting trip. I vac sealed into portion bags and froze. The plan was to boil the bags in water for quick and easy meals. We didn’t eat them all so when I returned from the trip I put them in the freezer. I just now pulled my last bag out and am enjoying it for dinner. It’s still as good as it ever was.

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  • JEN
    January 9, 2021

    CAN YOU COOK THIS A SLOW COOKER IF SO HOW LONG AND WHAT TEMP. HIGH OR LOW
    THANK YOU

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      Hi Jen, I haven’t tested that in a slow cooker, but I’m seeing comments of readers making beef stew in a slow cooker with the following settings: low heat for 7-8 hrs or on high heat for 3-4 hrs. I hope that helps.

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  • Mel
    January 9, 2021

    Thinking of trying out this recipe with my instant pot. Any tips?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2021

      Hi Mel, I haven’t tried this recipe in an Instant Pot 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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      • Mel
        January 10, 2021

        you are a star, Natasha! 😘❤️

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 10, 2021

          That’s so sweet of you. Thank you, Mel!

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      • Barbara
        February 3, 2021

        Hi Natasha I have made your beef stew and it was so so good I have beenlooking all over the place for one of your cookbooks But can’t find one. Do you have one if not please write one .I have A book of all the things I have tried.I have called it The best of Natasha .

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 3, 2021

          I don’t have a cookbook out yet, but it’s on my list of life goals.

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  • Jeannie Georgetti
    January 7, 2021

    Natasha I love your cooking. It is so real and family oriented.You totally rock. Thank you from my family to yours.!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2021

      You’re welcome, Jeannie! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our blog and recipes!

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  • Alba
    January 3, 2021

    I just made this stew and it’s absolutely delicious. Thank you for the recipe Natasha!

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  • Carol Malone
    January 3, 2021

    This was delicious! The broth was rich and tasty. Loved it.

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  • Patti
    January 2, 2021

    I honestly don’t like to cook but since finding your recipes and your videos I am starting to really enjoy it. I have tried so many of your recipes and they have all been great. The Beef Stew is cooking now and I have no doubt it will be great. My family thanks you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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  • Carolyn
    December 27, 2020

    Absolutely delicious !
    We would prefer the liquid was a bit thicker like gravy. Our was more of a soupy consistency.

    Flavours were amazing !

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      I’m glad you loved the flavor of this recipe, Carolyn. I would recommend simmering it more to make the liquid thicker.

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    • Sara
      January 8, 2021

      Looks amazing !!! Is there something to use instead of wine?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 9, 2021

        Hi Sara, you sure can; reducing the wine does cook nearly all of the alcohol out of the recipe. 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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    • Howard
      January 9, 2021

      We like it thicker also. One way is simply make the recipe as written and add 4 to 6(!) Tbs. of flour to the finished stew. Stir it in well. Some sacrificial root vegetables (Turnip, Sweet Potato) will cook down to nothing and add to the thickness.

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    • Lisa M
      February 1, 2021

      I saw her note about taking a mix of softened butter with flour (1 to 1 ratio) and add it in at the end. Worked for me. Plus, if you smash the taters the liquid gets absorbed in a flash in your bowl. Yum!

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  • Terry Sharp
    December 27, 2020

    I tried this recipe for my family and it was every bit as delicious as you show it to be, especially when it comes out of the oven and your face just says it all.

    I use your recipes all the time and they are all scrumptious.

    Thank, thank you, so much! Many blessings to you and yours.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      I am so glad to hear that, Terry. Thank you for your awesome feedback and blessing to you too!

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  • DIANA
    December 27, 2020

    This the B E S T beef stew! I made it twice this week and is now my go-to this winter for a hot, nourishing meal. Some changes I made to better suit myself, I made it more of a beef-veg stew & used only half the meat, added the entire 1-lb pkg of peeled baby carrots -each cut in 4ths, & 2 stalks of celery chopped into small bite size pieces. Y U M. Y U M!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      Perfect! I’m glad this is now one of your favorite recipes.

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  • Hua
    December 26, 2020

    Thank you for your recipe. It looks great. I want to try it next time. How big is your Dutch oven? Mine is 4qt, so I wonder whether it’s large enough for this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      Hi Hua, we used this 5 1.2 qt. pot here. It fills it almost 2/3 full. I think at 4 Qt; it might be sputtering out from the top when it bubbles. I hope that helps.

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  • Jean
    December 26, 2020

    Wow! I’m not really a stew person but I thought I’d try it an I’m so glad I did! It was absolutely dddelicious! Will definitely be making this again. Followed it exactly. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

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

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  • Lucy
    December 25, 2020

    Made this for Christmas dinner and the whole family loved it. My dad, a beef stew fan, said it was the best he has ever had. Thanks so much for the recipe I may use it forever :).

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      That is the sweetest comment. Thank you to you and your family, I’m glad you all enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Tasi
    December 25, 2020

    Hands down the best beef stew I’ve ever tasted. So flavorful! I subbed the wine with beef broth because we don’t drink wine so I didn’t want to buy it for one recipe. It came out perfect! I also don’t have a Dutch oven so I just continued to cook it on the stove for another 1 1/2 hrs on a low simmer like I read in another comment. This will be our go-to beef stew recipe from now on!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 25, 2020

      Yay, that makes me happy! I’m glad this is going to be your favorite beef stew recipe from now on.

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  • Tangie
    December 25, 2020

    I bought myself a dutch oven for XMas just so I can try this recipe. I can’t wait to make it Saturday. Thank you for all your recipes and videos. I have made so many and am a better cook because of you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 25, 2020

      That’s so sweet of you, thank you! I hope this recipe becomes one of your favorites.

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  • Mars
    December 24, 2020

    Can this recipe be slow cooked on the high setting on a Crock-Pot? If so, how long do you recommend?

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    • Natasha
      December 24, 2020

      Hi Mars, I haven’t tested that but here’s what one of our readers wrote: “After step 6, I added it to the crockpot on high for 3.5 hours and it turned out amazing! The meat is so tender and so flavorful! Thank you for this wonderful recipe” I hope this helps.

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