Skillet Beef Stew

Serve this delicious beef and vegetable stew over mashed potatoes to make it a complete meal.

Skillet Beef Stew
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano, crushed

  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and quartered

  • 4 stalks celery, cut in 2-inch lengths

  • 2 medium onions, cut in 1/2-inch slices

  • 6 cup lower-sodium beef broth

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Potato Mashers

Potato Mashers

  • 8 Yukon gold potatoes (about 2 to 3 pounds)

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In 12-inch skillet brown beef in hot oil over medium-high heat with thyme and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Remove, set aside. Add carrots, celery, and onions to skillet, cook and stir 5 minutes. Return beef to skillet. In bowl whisk together broth and flour; add to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve with potatoes. Makes 8 servings.

Potato Mashers

  1. In microwave-safe bowl, microcook potatoes, half at a time, on high (100 percent power) 8 minutes, covering bowl with vented microwave-safe plastic wrap. Mash potatoes with milk, salt, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 34.8mg 174%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 1316mg 28%
Folate, total 72.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*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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