This hearty Dutch oven beef stew loaded with vegetables is so simple--sear the beef, add the remaining ingredients, and simmer until tender.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
3 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir flour, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Add beef and toss until coated with flour mixture.

  • Heat oil in a cast iron Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef and sear until well browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Stir in broth, potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and bay leaves and cover.

  • Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat and vegetables are tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

Cook's Note:

This is a remake of Hearty Beef Stew by EIORE for stovetop cooking with a slight variation.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 28g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 62.6mg; sodium 517mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent vegetable beef stew! Made it mostly to the recipe, but subbed I'm purple cabbage for mushrooms (only bc I didn't have any). Ready to eat in less than 2 hours after living up to close to high heat for 15 minutes or so to cook the meat faster. I was impressed how well the flavors from the seared meat and veggies went together. I also had to use veggie stock (also didn't have beef stock), but threw in 2 beef bouillon cubes while it was simmering. This one is going in the Fall/Winter night go-tos! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family loved this stew! The meat was very tender and flavorful. We will definitely be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this as my first stew ever. It came out really good as far as I’m concerned. Super savory and the meat is so tender. Recipe is really simple... chop some veggies, sear some meat and combine. Done. Read More