Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

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This hearty beef and vegetable stew recipe makes a great hot main dish for cold winter nights. Use the slow cooker directions when time is short.

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
90 mins
Total Time:
110 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
7 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 12 ounce beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 3 cup vegetable juice

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 tablespoon Worcesershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoon instant beef bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 cup cubed potato (about 3 medium)

  • 1 ½ cup frozen cut green beans

  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 1 cup sliced carrot (2 medium)

Directions

  1. Place flour in a plastic bag. Add meat cubes, a few at a time, shaking to coat. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven brown meat in hot oil; drain fat. Stir in vegetable juice, water, onion, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, oregano, marjoram, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until meat is nearly tender.

  2. Stir in potato, green beans, corn, and carrot. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Makes 5 servings (about 7 cups).

Slow-cooker directions:

Prepare and brown meat as above. In a 3 12- or 4-quart slow cooker layer meat, onion, potatoes, green beans, corn, and carrot. Decrease vegetable juice to 2 cups. Combine vegetable juice, water, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, oregano, marjoram, pepper, and bay leaf. Pour over meat and vegetables in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 57.3mg 287%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 1107mg 24%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*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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