This Old Fashioned Beef Stew is a wintertime favorite. This hearty dish is simple to prepare, delicious, and economical. While there are hundreds of varieties of traditional beef stew, it’s difficult to beat the flavorful and comforting goodness of this rendition.

Make this recipe the day before you want to serve it and reheat for a one-pot meal with even more flavor. Serve with crusty bread or rolls for a feast. Beef stew creates great leftovers, and if you have a large enough pot, you can easily double this recipe.


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups water
2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups cubed potatoes
2 cups chopped carrots
1 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup chopped turnip (optional)
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)


Heat oil in large pot. Add beef and flour, stirring to coat beef; brown.
Add water, broth, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.
Stir in potatoes, carrots (or turnips), and rosemary. Simmer 1-2 hours.
Add corn, green beans, and simmer for 30 minutes longer

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