French Beef Stew


This is a very easy, hearty French beef stew that's a meal in itself. Serve with warm crusty French bread, if desired.

close up view of French Beef Stew served with white rice in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style prepared mustard

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine beef and flour in a large resealable plastic bag and toss to coat evenly.

  2. In a 6-quart saucepan, brown beef in hot vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  3. Add diced tomatoes, beef broth, carrots, potatoes, and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender. Blend in mustard and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
20g Fat
20g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 750mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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