Savory Vegetable Beef Stew


This is by far the best vegetable beef stew that I have ever made. My grandmother gave me the recipe. My husband, who is a very picky eater, loves this recipe more than anything else I make.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
12 servings


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • cup Italian salad dressing

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed beef broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 small potatoes, quartered

  • 6 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir beef stew meat and Italian dressing until meat is evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water, beef bouillon, diced tomatoes, beef broth, tomato sauce, garlic, bay leaf, salt, oregano, and pepper to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Place potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, and onion in stew; cover and simmer over medium-low heat until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

  3. Combine flour and cold water in a small bowl; mix until smooth. Stir flour mixture into stew, bring to a boil; cook and stir until stew is thickened, about 2 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
18g Fat
24g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 838mg 18%

* 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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