Down Home Beef Stew

Down Home Beef Stew Recipe

Recipe Type: Main

Serves: 8

This thick and hearty Beef Stew is a one-pot meal that is much more quick and easy than you might at first think.  It only requires a few simple ingredients to prepare and although it has a lengthy cooking time, it’s a great way to cook up supper without a lot of fuss.

Slowly simmered to bring out all the flavors, you can sit back and relax while this one cooks. Your family is gonna love it


Down Home Beef Stew


  • 1 pound beef stew cubes
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package oxtail soup mix
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen baby whole-style carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut in eighths
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen mixed vegetables (e.g. sliced onion, diced celery, peas and cut green beans)


  1. Coat beef cubes with flour.
  2. Brown them in hot oil over medium high heat while stirring. Drain fat.
  3. Add soup mix and stir.
  4. Add water and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer, covered, on stove or in 325°F oven for at least 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Add vegetables, except peas, cover and cook until tender, about 25 minutes.
  6. Add peas and cook 5 minutes longer.
  7. Serve over noodles or with dumplings or toast.
  8. If using frozen vegetables, add during the last 15 minutes of cooking time.

Time saver:

Make up large batches of this stew and freeze in family-size portions.

These can easily be defrosted and reheated for a meal in minutes that tastes like it took hours to prepare.


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