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quick and easy stovetop beef stew recipe

Easy Stovetop Beef Stew

Easy Stove Top Beef Stew is loaded with chunks of tender beef, sweet carrots and juicy peppers. It is a hearty, healthy and delicious meal that makes great leftovers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef Stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 454 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds stew beef cut into chucks

Marinade:

  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon mustard

Cook Stew:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 large carrots cut into rondelle
  • 1-2 red peppers sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 bay leaves

To thicken the gravy:

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix soy sauce, red wine and mustard. Add the beef and 3 sliced onions, mix with your hands making sure the beef is coated in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge to marinate for 2-3 hours. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking, discard the onions and the liquid.
  2. In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown meat in hot oil, until golden brown. If needed brown in layers. Once you add the beef to the pot, don't stir for 2 minutes, so it gets a nice sear.
  3. Remove browned beef from pot and set aside.
  4. Add water to the pot and deglaze, using a wooden spoon to try to remove and bits that stuck to the bottom.
  5. Add the remaining diced onion and garlic, stir and cook for about 1 minutes.
  6. Add back the beef, followed by tomato paste, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, paprika and bay leaves.
  7. Cover and simmer on low for 1½ hours.
  8. Add sliced carrots and bell peppers. Cover and cook for 30 to 40 minutes longer on low heat. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. If needed add a little more broth, in case it reduced a lot.
  9. If you would like to thicken the gravy, combine 1/4 cup water with 1/4 cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot gravy and return mixture to pot.
  10. Stir and cook until mixture starts to boil (bubbly).
  11. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Stovetop Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 1604mg70%
Potassium 746mg21%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 5880IU118%
Vitamin C 34.1mg41%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.