Beef Stew

Beef Stew, a timeless classic, is the epitome of comfort food that warms both the body and soul, especially during cooler months. While it demands a bit of time, the end result is an absolutely satisfying dish. All you need are a few basic ingredients and you can create a savory meal that feels like a warm hug.

Why You’ll Love Beef Stew

  • Satisfying Comfort in Every Bite: The tender cubes of D’artagnan boneless beef short ribs, mingling with a medley of vegetables and savory herbs, create a mouthwatering experience that fills you with warmth and satisfaction.
  • Perfect for Cooler Seasons: As the temperature drops, this stew becomes your go-to, providing a heartening and soul-nourishing meal on chilly evenings.
  • Simple Yet Packed with Flavor: With a handful of easily accessible ingredients, this stew unfolds a world of flavors. The red wine, aromatic herbs, and Worcestershire sauce infuse each element, creating a rich taste.
  • Ideal for Family Gatherings: The generous servings cater to a group, making it an excellent choice for family dinners or gatherings with friends. It’s a communal dish that brings people together around a steaming pot of goodness.
  • Versatile and Adaptable: While the recipe follows a traditional path, Beef Stew allows room for personal touches. Feel free to experiment with additional herbs or vegetables to suit your taste preferences.

What You Need To Make Beef Stew

  • Large Dutch oven
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Lid for the pot

Ingredients You Need To Make Beef Stew

  • D’artagnan boneless beef short ribs
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Freekeh or barley
  • Red wine
  • Dried parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Thyme
  • Marjoram
  • Garlic cloves
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Beef stock
  • Olive oil

How To Make Beef Stew

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Brown the beef in a Dutch oven, then set it aside.
  3. Deglaze the pot with red wine, adding diced onions.
  4. Combine all remaining ingredients in the pot, stirring well.
  5. Return the browned beef, bring to a boil, and cover with a lid.
  6. Transfer the pot to the preheated oven.
  7. Cook for 2-3 hours until the beef reaches desired tenderness.
  8. Serve and enjoy your delicious Beef Stew!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a different cut of beef for this stew? 

While boneless beef short ribs work best, you can experiment with chuck roast or stew meat for variations in texture.

Can I make this stew in a slow cooker? 

Absolutely! Follow the same steps until step 5, then transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Can I freeze the leftovers? 

Yes, Beef Stew freezes well. Store in an airtight container for future convenient and hearty meals.

What sides pair well with Beef Stew? 

Crusty bread, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad make excellent companions to this hearty stew.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew is a classic dish that I love to enjoy in the cooler month. This dish requires some time but the end is so worth it!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Stew
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 234kcal


  • Large Dutch oven
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Lid for the pot


  • 1 ½ lb D’artagnan boneless beef short ribs cubed
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 celery ribs diced
  • 1 cup freekeh or barley
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme not ground
  • ½ tsp marjoram
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups carrots diced
  • 2 cups potatoes cubed
  • 48 oz beef stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place a large Dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add olive oil and allow it to heat up.
  • Brown the cubed beef on all sides. Remove the beef and lower the heat to medium.
  • Add red wine and diced onions to the pot. Let the wine cook off for a couple of minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the pot: diced tomatoes, celery, freekeh or barley, parsley, salt, pepper, onion powder, thyme, marjoram, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, carrots, potatoes, and beef stock. Stir well.
  • Return the browned beef to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and place it in the preheated oven.
  • Cook for 2-3 hours or until the beef is tender.
  • Remove from the oven, check for desired tenderness, and serve.
  • Enjoy your delicious beef stew!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 1056mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5441IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
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With simple ingredients, easy preparation, and a symphony of flavors, it’s not just a recipe; it’s a celebration of warmth, tradition, and the joy of shared meals. Let this Beef Stew be the centerpiece of your table, creating memories that linger far beyond the last delicious bite.

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