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Loaded with 5 different veggies, this classic beef stew recipes combines comfort food and nutrition.

Recipe by Southern Living January 1996


Credit: Tina Evans

Recipe Summary

6 to 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim fat from roast; cut roast into 1-inch cubes. Place cubes and 1/4 cup flour in a plastic bag; seal bag, and shake vigorously to coat.

  • Pour oil into a large Dutch oven; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.

  • Add 4 cups water and next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until tender.

  • Cut carrots and celery into 2-inch lengths. Peel potatoes; cut potatoes and onions into eighths. Cut bell peppers into 1-inch pieces.

  • Add carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, and bell peppers to beef mixture; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Combine 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons water, stirring well; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly.

  • *2 pounds stew meat may be substituted for roast.