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Beef Stew Recipe (VIDEO)

Beef Stew. Ok, yum! The beef is so tender and just melts in your mouth! Every bit of this beef stew is infused with wonderful flavor from slow roasting in the oven.

This hearty beef stew is quite a treat and is every bit as good as it’s cousin, the famous beef bourguignon and lamb stew. Pair it with Crusty French Bread or with mashed potatoes. It is so satisfying!

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

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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 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 Kharcho. If you aren’t able to find stew meat, another good option is boneless beef chuck.

Beef Stew Meat and Ingredients for beef stew

The Best Red Wine for Cooking:

For Most cooking, a dry red wine is best. Please don’t use anything labeled “cooking wine.” You want to use a wine that would be considered drinkable. Some options include:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Burgundy
  • Soft Red by Ste Chapelle*

*Our favorite wine that I use for nearly all red wine cooking is a local Idaho brand: Ste Chapelle’s “Soft Red.” The wine adds amazing depth of flavor.

Beef stew with the best red wine for cooking

How to Make Beef Stew:

Here is a quick photo reference of how to make beef stew but be sure to watch the full video recipe below and you’ll see just how easy this is!

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

2. While the bacon cooks, season 2 lbs of beef with 1/2 Tbsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper then toss with 1/4 cup flour. Add beef to the hot oil in 2 batches until browned, adding more oil as needed.

3. Add 2 cups 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. While mushrooms simmer, heat a large skillet over medium/high heat, add 2 Tbsp olive oil, sliced carrots, diced onions and chopped garlic and sauté 4 minutes, then stir in 1 Tbsp tomato paste and add veggies to the pot.

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

Homemade beef stew made in a dutch oven

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.

Healthy Beef stew with big chunks of beef, carrots and potatoes.

Watch Natasha Make Beef Stew:

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

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Beef Stew Recipe

4.93 from 237 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Beef Stew. Ok, yum! The beef is so tender and just melts in your mouth! @natashaskitchen

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

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $28-$30
Keyword: Beef Stew, Beef Stew Recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 365 kcal
Servings: 8 bowls

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bacon chopped into 1/4" wide 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
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 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 1/2 Tbsp 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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Tender beef stew being scooped with a wooden spoon

What is YOUR favorite cold-weather comfort food? For me it would probably be this and homemade beef chili. 

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  • Tanya
    September 26, 2020

    Do you recommend any dry red wine in particular?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2020

      Hi Tanya, you could try any brand of Pinot Noir, or a couple of my readers have shared great reviews using: Cabernet Sauvignon.

      Reply

  • Marcie
    September 26, 2020

    I made your beef stew for my family today. It is by far the best beef stew I have ever had. I didn’t have red wine, so I used extra beef broth. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely make this again.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2020

      That’s just awesome Marcie! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Sonali
    September 23, 2020

    Natasha- What are the cooking instructions for using an instapot instead of an oven?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 23, 2020

      Hi Sonali, 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.

      Reply

  • Briley
    September 16, 2020

    Wow just so savory, delicious, hearty, and a great meal to pre-make a day or two before. That’s what I do for a busy work week. Make it on a day off for dinner another night. 5 stars!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2020

      So glad to hear that and yes, totally agree. This is a great make-ahead recipe! Thanks for your good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • joann
    September 16, 2020

    Just put in oven. Could you convert this to a slow cooker recipe, please?😊

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 16, 2020

      Hi Joann, I haven’t tested that but I’m seeing folks 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.

      Reply

  • Shari
    August 16, 2020

    I am making your beef stew today. Starting it early so that we can swim for a couple of hours. My plan is to leave the last 20 minutes worth of baking until right before I serve it. Hope it works!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

      I think it will be awesome! Enjoy and please let us know how it goes.

      Reply

  • Gee gee
    August 12, 2020

    Can this be made using a slow cooker?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2020

      Hi Gee gee, I haven’t tested that but I’m seeing folks 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.

      Reply

  • rudolph schiffer
    August 3, 2020

    your beef stew recipe is the best i have ever found and will cook today adding fresh green peppers and green beans and basil from my garden. mmm

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2020

      That’s just awesome Rudolph! I’m so happy you found a favorite on our blog!

      Reply

  • Jasia
    July 22, 2020

    My family loved the recipe will. Be making this more often

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 23, 2020

      Sounds great, Jasia. Thank you for your good feedback!

      Reply

  • Vita
    July 13, 2020

    Soooo good! It’s my first time making it. It turned out super yummy!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2020

      I’m so happy you liked this recipe Vita! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Marygrace Zamora
    July 11, 2020

    Made this twice now and everyone loved it!
    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Marygrace!

      Reply

    • LT
      September 16, 2020

      Can I substitute anything for the red wine? We don’t drink any alcohol and I don’t use it in cooking.

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        September 16, 2020

        Hi LT, 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.

        Reply

  • Alesya
    July 1, 2020

    You should create an instant pot version of this dish

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion Alesya! Also, 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.

      Reply

  • Brenda B
    June 11, 2020

    Made this for dinner tonight! Very good my new favorite stew! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

      I’m glad you enjoyed your dinner, Brenda! Thanks for your great feedback.

      Reply

  • Farah
    June 1, 2020

    Hi! What can I substitute for the wine with?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2020

      Hi Farah, 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.

      Reply

  • Nikki
    May 19, 2020

    I’m crashing with my parents during quarantine, and I’ve wanted to make myself feel useful, haha. Everyone loved this recipe! now I get to ride off the glory of making this delicious stew for a few more weeks 😉

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      So glad to hear that and I think you chose the right recipe to impress them!

      Reply

  • Kim Mi
    May 14, 2020

    I’ve made many stew recipes and this one is the best. My 13 year-old son loves it so much that he wanted me to teach him how to make it and it was the perfect time to do so during our time in Michigan. Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2020

      That’s so awesome Kim! I love it when the kids want to help out in the kitchen! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Bruce Gregory
    May 14, 2020

    This is probably the best recipe for stew I have cooked. The only problem, being from north of England is, it doesn’t allow me to cook dumplings, but I can put up with that for the stew is superb. Regards Bruce Gregory

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Bruce! Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Caitlin W.
    May 12, 2020

    I am terrible at making beef stew have flavor, this recipe is great! Made it last night and really enjoyed. Made enough to freeze some for another time. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Sheena
    May 5, 2020

    Made this three times so far! It’s the best beef stew I’ve ever had!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

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

      Reply

  • DC
    May 4, 2020

    Amazing. I even used a lot of shortcuts and switched out ingredients for convenience and it was still perfect! I used about 1/2 c of wine instead of the full amount, used bacon grease instead of cooking bacon from scratch, used ketchup instead of tomato paste (don’t judge LOL), and added the vegetables straight to the dutch oven instead of using another pan. I used gluten free flour instead of regular flour and it worked perfect. garlic powder instead of fresh. nearly doubled the recipe to fill a 5.5 a dutch oven to the brim. so good!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review & those changes with us!

      Reply

  • Tricia
    April 26, 2020

    We love this amazing recipe at our house and have made a huge pot several times How well do the leftovers freeze? Thank you for all of your recipes and videos.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      So great to hear and thanks for sharing, Tricia. I haven’t tried this in the freezer, but others shared that stews freeze well.

      Reply

  • Pastor Howard Miller
    April 20, 2020

    Wow, made the beef stew tonight. My wife and I loved it. I have made a lot of your recipes, all of them are good! Never new I could cook, you make it so easy. Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes, Pastor Howard!

      Reply

  • Dianne
    April 20, 2020

    Hi Natasha The Beef Stew looks excellent. My problem is I am allergic to mushrooms, what would be a good replacement vegetable.? Many thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Hi Dianne, I always make it with mushrooms but a couple of readers have reported great results omitting the mushrooms. Diane wrote: “This is the best beef stew I have ever made. My husband agrees but prefers that I leave out the mushrooms. But I also throw in some frozen peas instead.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Tatiana
    April 13, 2020

    Another amazing recipe and great success. Everyone loved it! I would rate it 10 out of 10. The wine makes all the difference! Natasha, thank you for your work! One can’t go wrong with any of your recipes and I’ve tried over 15 of them. Thank you and Happy Easter!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      What a great rating! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, Tatiana. Happy Easter!

      Reply

  • Corinna
    April 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha happy Easter From Australia 😀! My husband and I made this yesterday afternoon so we had something to do whilst in isolation 😕. Having it tonight for Sunday Easter dinner, looking forward to it, husband tasted some yesterday as he couldn’t wait, says it’s the best his had It will be one that we will use with our family once we are all together again😀

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2020

      What a great compliment, Corinna. Thank you so much for letting me know and for giving a great review! I hope you and your family will love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

  • Briley
    April 11, 2020

    Made this as a one pot meal and cooked the carrots and onions in the same dish as the meat then deglazed, worked great! Adding to my every week meal so GOOD!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Erin
    April 10, 2020

    I’ve made this recipe about 7 times and it has always been a hit. I’m finally writing this comment because I saw a lot of people mention not using the wine. If this is your first time making it, I HIGHLY recommend you use it. I couldn’t imagine substituting this ingredient. I’m not a wine drinker but it adds so much depth to the broth. That’s why this recipe stands out among the rest. I’ve used cheap wine (like really cheap, $2) and my version of expensive wine ($7, like I said I dont drink it, it’s gross, lol). Both have tasted great. I hope this helps someone and thank you for the great recipe. Everyone asks for it! Xxxooo

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that feedback with us, Erin! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Sandy reinhart
    April 6, 2020

    We found this to be DELICIOUS!! We actually made it for the crockpot. We eliminated the browning part and dumped it all in. We added more pepper but wow…a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2020

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

    • Ford
      April 14, 2020

      DELICIOUS. Any recommendations for using a slow cooker? Sadly I no longer have an oven safe pot.

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 14, 2020

        I’m so glad you enjoyed that Ford! I haven’t tested that but I’m seeing folks 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.

        Reply

  • janice
    April 3, 2020

    Is there something you can use in the place of wine?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      Hi Janice, 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.

      Reply

  • Caladium22
    March 29, 2020

    My husband and I both loved this stew. I only made 2 changes (I hate when people evaluate the recipe after changing it) but here goes. I didn’t add the tomato paste since I didn’t have any and didn’t want to go out and risk the corona virus. I also added a small bag of frozen peas at the very end for color. I will make this again.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      That’s a good decision to instead not go out and use ingredients that you have handy. Thanks for sharing some tips and I’m so happy that it turned out great!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    March 27, 2020

    My favourite beef stew! Made it twice now and will be making again regularly!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Natalie! I’m so glad! Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback.

      Reply

  • Kristi
    March 22, 2020

    We are excited to make and taste this tonight. However, I am out of wine red wine. Any suggestions for a substitute?

    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2020

      Hi Kristi, you could just use more broth and season to taste. It will still work well.

      Reply

  • Dennis
    March 21, 2020

    Such a wonderful recipe and easy to follow! Mine came out amazing you rock Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Dennis! Thank you for that wonderful review.

      Reply

    • Kim
      March 25, 2020

      This was the best stew I’ve made. It was flavored perfectly and the beef was cooked just right! I’m so glad I had all the ingredients I needed.

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 25, 2020

        Thank you for sharing that with us, Kim. I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

        Reply

  • Jane Pickett
    March 18, 2020

    I Thank you so much for all the comfort food recipes. Usually I am gone a good part of the day and prepare something lite and fast. I have always loved cooking and the past 4-5 days I have been saving your recipes I see on FB Just made the beef stew. I call this my famine cooking and eating since the store shelves are so empty here. Waiting for it to come out of oven. Smells wonderful!
    I also love watching your videos.
    You are so cute and fun to watch.
    cheers to your success.
    Jane

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Geraldine
    March 16, 2020

    Natasha,
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful beef stew recipe. This was my first time making beef stew, and it turned out great! A delicious recipe to add to my collection! Keep those recipes coming, and looking forward to making another great recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Angie
    February 24, 2020

    Sooo yummy! I ran short on time so I followed the directions up to putting it in the oven. I didn’t have an hour and 45mins to wait so I put it in my Instant Pot for 30 mins. Just had to thicken it a little but soo good!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Angie! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Bridgette
    February 20, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    If I wanted to subsitute the mushrooms with frozen peas how many cups of peas should I use?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      Hi Bridgette, I always make it with mushrooms but a couple of readers have reported great results omitting the mushrooms. Diane wrote: “This is the best beef stew I have ever made. My husband agrees but prefers that I leave out the mushrooms. But I also throw in some frozen peas instead.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Nicole
    February 14, 2020

    I love watching you cook and I’m always anxious to try them. Great recipes Thank You

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2020

      My pleasure! I love reading comments like this! I’m smiling big.

      Reply

  • Lorrien
    February 14, 2020

    Can I cook this on a stove top? I

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2020

      Hi Lorien, that should work!

      Reply

  • aynie cargill
    February 9, 2020

    made this tonight . . . .it was a ten! Served with salad and home made buns and corn bread

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      Yay what a win! Thanks for the great feedback.

      Reply

      • Jay
        February 12, 2020

        Hi Natasha, where did you get the spatula?

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 12, 2020

          Hi Jay, have you tried looking in our shop HERE? We have our Amazon Shopr here also. I hope that helps.

          Reply

  • Meg
    February 9, 2020

    This is the best stew. Yummy! We’ve been working our way through your recipes. Another win! My MIL is taking care of me and my family while I recover from surgery so I slip her some natasha recipes. She’ll be a natashaskitchen follower when she leaves!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      Yay so happy to hear that you loved this recipe Meg. Get well soon so you can cook some more awesome dishes!

      Reply

  • Sue
    February 5, 2020

    The question I have, when you say good dry red wine, do you have any suggestions? I don’t drink wine but I am not against putting it in.

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2020

      For Most cooking, dry red wine is best. Please don’t use anything labeled “cooking wine.” You want to use a wine that would be considered drinkable. Some options include:
      Pinot Noir
      Burgundy
      Soft Red by Ste Chapelle

      Reply

  • Teri P.
    February 2, 2020

    This was absolutely delicious! I substituted pearl onions for the potatoes and served it over noodles.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2020

      Great to hear that and thanks for the tip Teri!

      Reply

  • Matt Gunther
    January 27, 2020

    This is a great stew. The directions are easy to follow. It takes me a little longer than 30 minutes prep but worth it. I made it with bacon and it was really great, but the next time I made it with hot Italian sausage I stead of the bacon and that was totally different flavor and equally great. I like it a bit more that way. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

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

      Reply

    • Mona
      April 3, 2020

      How can I use my crock pot for this recipe?

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 4, 2020

        Hi Mona, I haven’t tested that but I’m seeing folks 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.

        Reply

  • Yu
    January 27, 2020

    Love this beef stew recipe. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Dalileah
    January 27, 2020

    Love this recipe and have made a few times. I am goi g to make again but out of bacon. Can I use breakfast sausage instead?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      I haven’t tested that with breakfast sausage but it may work. If you experiment, I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • BRENDA
    January 27, 2020

    I AM WONDERING COULD THIS BE DONE IN CROCK POT? INSTRUCTIONS PLZ. AM DISABLED AND SO MUCH EASIER FOR ME AND DON’T OWN THE INSTA-POT. TY IN ADVANCE. NOT YELLING NEED CAOS.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Brenda, 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.

      Reply

  • Karen
    January 26, 2020

    Made it following the recipe however don’t have a oven pot… so transferred everything in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high then when it got to smelling good… put it on low for another 2 hours…. Boyfriend did the taste test… THUMBS UP!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Thank you for sharing those awesome changes with us, Karen!

      Reply

  • KC
    January 25, 2020

    Our family loves you, and this is our favorite recipe! Can this be made in the instant pot? Any suggestions for converting the recipe? Thanks so much! I will be looking forward to the cookbook!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      Hi KC, I haven’t tried this recipe in an Instant Pot, 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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  • Bernice
    January 23, 2020

    Hi. I would like to know if you are going to put out an actual cookbook of your recipes, I would love a copy. You are great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2020

      Hi Bernice! Great question! We are planning on one now! Stay tuned.

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  • Ron Collins
    January 19, 2020

    I can’t say enough good about this stew. I followed the recipe exactly expect I increased it by one-half. I will say the recipe steps were a little more laborious than the usual stew where everything is just put in the pot and let go but well worth it in the end. Apart from this evening’s dinner enjoyment I will freeze the remainder in meal size quantities. Thank you Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      You’re welcome, Ron! I’m happy to hear you liked this recipe.

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  • EMILY K
    January 6, 2020

    i have some left over pulled pork. do you think i could substitute this for the stew meat?

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    • Natasha
      January 6, 2020

      Hi Emily, I honestly haven’t tested that so I can’t say for sure it but it will definitely change the flavor profile and it would be more of a pork stew.

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  • Stacey Howard
    January 2, 2020

    This beef stew is by far the most amazing stew we have ever made. So tender and the broth is amazing! A keeper for sure!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Stacey! Thank you for the wonderful review.

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  • Marco
    January 2, 2020

    The recipe is great. Easy to make and a good flavor, as most of your recipes

    What I am always a bit struggling is to get the beef soft. Here it worked well but I think if I cook it like a vienna gulasch for 2-3 hours it would be more softer.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      Hi Marco, the meat turns out tender for us but maybe this will help, here’s what one of our readers wrote: “After step 6, I added it to the crock pot 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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  • Keri
    December 30, 2019

    Absolutely delicious. I have made this twice now. The second time adjusting the veggies slightly to include some of our favourites. Both times I finished the stew in the crock pot rather than as written and the results were consistent “mmmmmms” from the family as we ate. Simply put, this is a keeper! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

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

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  • Liz
    December 29, 2019

    Hi. What can I use to substitute red wine? I do not drink. Loving all of your recipes.

    Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      December 29, 2019

      Hi Liz, you could just use more broth and season to taste. It will still work well.

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      • Brenda Atchison
        January 12, 2020

        How much extra broth?

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        • Natasha
          January 12, 2020

          Hi Brenda, I would swap them equally and simmer the broth like you would the wine to get a richer flavor.

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  • Carol Yankus
    December 28, 2019

    I love this recipe. My SO said this was the best beef stew I ever made. For the people who think this is a little bit too liquid, I take a potato and grate it into the broth. The stash from the potato thickens the stew without adding flour or cornstarch. Love you, Natasha. Your clam chowder recipe is also to die for!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Carol! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Ann
    December 27, 2019

    I have never commented on a recipe before but this one deserves it! I’ve made it twice now and look forward to the next time. I used Chuck roast and let it cook longer the 2nd time and the meat was very tender. This one is a winner! Thank you for sharing it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

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

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  • Leann Rowe
    December 27, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I will be making this stew tomorrow as it looks so yummy. I do have one question. No one in my family likes mushrooms so can I swap them out for either celery, turnip, parsnips or a rutabaga?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

      Hi Leann, I always make it with mushrooms but a couple of readers have reported great results omitting the mushrooms. Diane wrote: “This is the best beef stew I have ever made. My husband agrees but prefers that I leave out the mushrooms. But I also throw in some frozen peas instead.”

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  • Mary Ann Haller
    December 27, 2019

    Your stew looks wonderful but do I have to use the wine? Can I substitute?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

      Hi Mary Ann, 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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  • Renee
    December 26, 2019

    I just put the beef stew in the oven and feel like Julia Child. I am a terrible cook however each time I use your recipes, my wonderful cook husband loves the dishes. Your chicken noodle soup is the best and so easy. Thank you making great food recipes for everyone. You are the best. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear our recipes our helpful! Thank you for that wonderful review, Renee!

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  • April
    December 26, 2019

    This turned out so good! I followed all the directions as listed above and then threw it all in my instapot and pressed the stew mode which cooked for 35 mins. It came out perfect and the meat was so tender. Also ate it with a toasted baguette. Delicious! Thanks again Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

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

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  • Kelsey
    December 24, 2019

    So, so delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written and it was perfection. I will definitely be making this again.

    (You might want to add to the recipe that the stew is covered when it goes in the oven. It says covered in the written description w/ pictures, but it wasn’t written in the recipe below.)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2019

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

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  • Bill
    December 21, 2019

    Have you tried this in an Instant Pot? I’ve tried other recipes but this one seems to be more complex with added ingredients. Looking forward to it.

    I’m in Meridian.. not too far from you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2019

      Hi Bill, I haven’t tried this recipe in an Instant Pot, 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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  • Maggie
    December 20, 2019

    Delicious!! Will bae a staple!
    I know that potatoes don’t freeze well but how would you suggest freezing 1/2 of this if it’s possible without ruining it

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2019

      Thank you for that great review, Maggie!

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      • maggie
        December 21, 2019

        Do you recommend freezing this? If so, best method?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 21, 2019

          Hi Maggie, I haven’t tried this in the freezer. If you will experiment with it, let me know how it goes.

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          • Maggie
            December 22, 2019

            Ok. I looked it up on Betty Crocker website and will try this. So it’s about removing the potatoes first.

            Freezing Stew Instructions:

            Stews freeze well, so you may want to double the recipe and freeze some for later. Here are some helpful guidelines:
            Store stew in heavy plastic, airtight containers, leaving ¼- to ½- inch of space to allow for expansion in the freezer.
            Stew can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.
            Stews thickened with flour or cornstarch may separate after freezing. If you plan to freeze a stew, wait to thicken it until you reheat it.
            Freezing makes potatoes soft and grainy. Instead, add cooked potatoes when reheating.

          • Natasha
            December 22, 2019

            Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Mary
    December 11, 2019

    Can I use a crockpot for this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2019

      Hi Mary, I have had reports of good results with a crockpot. If I were to test it, I would prepare everything on the stove up to step 6 and then put it into the slow cooker instead of the oven and cook until meat is tender. From a quick search online, I’m seeing folks 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. Hopefully that is helpful to you

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  • Lia
    December 8, 2019

    This is my go to stew recipe. Amazing flavor!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      Sounds like you found a favorite, Lia! That’s so great!

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  • May
    December 2, 2019

    Hi,
    I’m cooking this for one so am going to use a quarter of the amounts in the recipe. Should i reduce the cooking time? If so, could you suggest a cooking time? I love your recipes, thanks.

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    • Natasha
      December 2, 2019

      Hi May, if you are using a smaller pot, you would keep the cooking times the same. If you are using the same size pot, the surface area will be larger so it may get a little thicker with some additional steam loss so keep an eye on that.

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  • Tammi Bertsch
    November 21, 2019

    Absolutely delicious stew! My husband has been asking me to make stew for quite a while and I finally made it tonight. He was almost purring while he was eating it and I was even impressed as I’m not usually a stew fan. This will be going in my favorites and I’ll be making it again soon. I’ve never been disappointed with any of your recipes. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2019

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

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  • Chasity
    November 19, 2019

    Does Swanson beef broth work with this recipe? I noticed you used the can beef broth which I didn’t find

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2019

      Hi Chasity! That should work!

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  • Vikki
    November 17, 2019

    Making this recipe this week… can’t wait. I made your creamy chicken soup last week….. it was AMAZING I have a quick question, on this recipe, on the picture with all the ingredients…. you have a jar of “better than bouillon “, did you add some? Cause you don’t mention it in the recipe. Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      Great question, Vikki! We made the broth for this ingredient: “4 cups low sodium beef broth or beef stock” using the Better than Bouillon.

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      • Vikki
        November 19, 2019

        Made it tonight….. it was delicious. Now to search for my next recipe. Thank you!!!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 19, 2019

          I’m so happy you liked that! Thank you for the awesome feedback, Vikki!

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  • Michelle
    November 13, 2019

    Followed exactly. Tastes great. How can I thicken the juices?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      Hi Michelle, that is normal – we don’t add additional flour or thickeners but you sure can, and it isn’t supposed to turn into a gravy consistency. It does thicken some as it cools and we have found that if it gets too thick and gravy-like, it thickens too much with cooling.

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  • Alberta Bishop
    November 11, 2019

    Natasha, I have been trying to copy the recipe for Beef Stew and cannot get the job done. Is there any way you could send it to my email?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Hi Alberta, you can download & print the printable option towards the bottom of the post. I hope that helps.

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  • Nida Sorono
    November 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha!

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes!:)!

    I have tried cooking your lasagna recipe, different kinds of green salads with chicken, breakfast burritos. They were amazing!

    Last night, I cooked the banana nut bread with blueberries and walnuts! It was yummy!

    Tonight I’m cooking the beef stew. It is delicious and it smells so good! While waiting for Hubby to come home from work, I’m taking some of the food to my friend’s house to share:)!

    Thanks again for everything!
    Take care…
    Nida

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

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

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  • Linda S Page
    November 9, 2019

    Finally learned at age 61 how to make good beef stew.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Linda! Thank you for that great review!

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  • Shenae
    November 7, 2019

    Made this last night. This is the second recipe of yours that I’ve made. This was full of flavor and so comforting! My daughter and niece loved it! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

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

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  • Sandy
    November 7, 2019

    Hi Natasha
    This recipe looks amazing! Could you recommend a substitute for the wine please…I am allergic …
    Thx

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      Hi Sandy, You can omit it altogether, probably the best thing to substitute(change) with would be more beef broth. The flavor wouldn’t be quite the same, but it still would taste great. You will probably need to adjust the seasoning to taste since the wine does add quite a bit of flavor. I hope this helps.

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  • Anita
    November 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha

    Making this for friends on Saturday night but was thinking rather putting potatoes in the stew, serve with creamy mash potatoes. Will it still come out as tasty and thick without potatoes in the pot?

    Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2019

      Hi Anita, that sounds delicious! I will probably not be as think missing the starchy potatoes so you may need to add a thickener or cook it down a little more.

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  • shirley
    November 5, 2019

    Excited to make this today – should I alter quantities of anything if I omit the mushrooms? Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2019

      Hi Shirley, I always make it with mushrooms but a couple of readers have reported great results omitting the mushrooms. Diane wrote: “This is the best beef stew I have ever made. My husband agrees but prefers that I leave out the mushrooms. But I also throw in some frozen peas instead.”

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  • Lindsey TX
    November 4, 2019

    Hiya! I made your Beef Stew receipt last night and it is AMAZING! It is one of the best dishes I’ve ever made – even though the boyfriend says everything I make is great. Pretty sure he HAS to say that!! Thank you for the great recipe! I am trying the Pesto Chicken Pasta tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear you both enjoyed this! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

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  • Nancy
    November 3, 2019

    This stew is the best I’ve ever made! Thank you! When I reheat the leftovers, if I need more liquid, should I use a little water or broth or wine?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      Hi Nancy, I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Water or Broth should work!

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      • Gregg
        November 13, 2019

        This is an amazing recipe! I want to make a couple batches for my hunting party tomorrow. I don’t have 2 oven safe pots though. How long would suggest simmering if I simmered one of them?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 13, 2019

          Hi Gregg, 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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  • Daiva
    November 1, 2019

    Can I cook beef stew in the pressure cooker?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2019

      Hi Daiva, I haven’t tried that 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 stove top 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”

      Reply

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