Mustard-Herb Beef Stew


Basic meat and potatoes get bold flavor after simmering in this heady combination of dark beer, onions, thyme, and parsley. This hearty stew is a perfect winter recipe.

Mustard-Herb Beef Stew
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 ½ pound boneless beef chuck, cut in 1-to 1-1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 8-10 ounce cipolini onions, peeled, or 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in wedges

  • 4 carrots, peeled, cut in 1-inch pieces

  • 1 8 ounce package cremini mushrooms, halved if large

  • 8 tiny Yukon Gold potatoes, halved

  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

  • 1 14 ounce can beef broth

  • 1 12 ounce bottle dark porter beer or non-alcholic beer

  • 1 bay leaf

  • Crusty bread slices


  1. In large bowl combine flour, parsley, thyme, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add beef, a few pieces at a time; stir to coat. Reserve leftover flour mixture.

  2. In 6-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef. Stir in onions, carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, mustard, and remaining flour mixture. Add broth, beer, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 1-1/4 hours until beef is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve with crusty bread. Makes 6 (1-1/2-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
11g Fat
43g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 880mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 18.9mg 95%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 1123mg 24%
Folate, total 121mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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