Overhead view of beef stew in a white bowl.

This recipe is simple, making it perfect for busy evenings when you need a simple dinner that is both satisfying and delicious. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or someone who cooks regularly, you'll find this stew easy to make and absolutely delicious. It's the kind of meal that brings everyone to the table with crusty bread in hand for a rustic, classic, old-fashioned dinner.

Because you will love this recipe

  • Classic comfort food, with maximum flavor.
  • Pearl onions are used for the best texture.
  • Cooked in one pot for easy cleanup.
  • Freezer safe!

Top view of beef stew in a white bowl.Top view of beef stew in a white bowl.

Our beef stew has all the old fashioned elements you want along with all the flavor. This is pure comfort in a bowl with tender meat, hearty veggies, and all the right herbs and spices.

This stew boasts a deep, savory flavor balanced with subtle hints of sweetness and spice, thanks to a blend of herbs and our not-so-secret ingredient: Worcestershire sauce. The meat becomes tender and melts in your mouth with every bite.

Notes on ingredients

Top view of measured beef, potatoes, tomato paste, carrots, onions, celery and spices.Top view of measured beef, potatoes, tomato paste, carrots, onions, celery and spices.

Beef: We recommend a simple stew of roasted meat cut into cubes. Most grocery stores offer stewed meat, pre-cut, near the butcher section. You can cube your chuck roast or use a similar cut such as bottom round, top round and brisket.

Potatoes: Red potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes hold up better in stewing than russet potatoes, and they don't even need to be peeled! Russet potatoes can become grainy due to their high starch content.

Spring onions: Raw pearl onions are seasonal, but you can always find them in the frozen section of your local grocery store. They have a pleasant and delicate flavor, they are already peeled and ready to be added whole to this stew. If you can't find these little gems, a regular chopped white onion will work too, but believe me, pearl onions are worth seeking out for their unique texture and flavor.


  • If the stew is too liquid, add more cornstarch slurry and simmer until thickened.
  • For a stew that is too thick Slowly add more beef broth until desired consistency is reached.
  • If the meat is not tender Once the recommended cooking time has passed, continue to cook over a low heat until the desired tenderness is reached.
A close-up view of a ladle of beef stew being taken out of the pot. A close-up view of a ladle of beef stew being taken out of the pot.

Serving Tips

Serve this comforting stew with rolls for dipping or a light green salad for a balanced meal. It is perfect for a cozy family dinner, a lunch or a meeting where you want to offer a warm and welcoming dish.

Chef's Tips

  • Brown the meat well to develop deep flavors in the stew.
  • Cut the vegetables into small, uniform pieces for uniform cooking.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed before serving.

Instructions for storage and heating

Cool the stew to room temperature before transferring to containers for storage.

Refrigerate in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Reheat on the stove over medium heat, adding a little water or stock if necessary to adjust the consistency.

To freeze, transfer to an airtight freezer container or resealable freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible and freeze up to 3 months.

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