This quick and easy beef stew recipe is mom’s beef stew recipe and it is the best beef stew you will ever eat! Every time I make it, everyone raves about how great it is. It’s so great we hardly ever have leftovers! If you need a quick and easy meal to put in the crockpot or on the stove to simmer, this is the recipe for you!!
You can find this recipe in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook, Volume 1.
This recipe is a tasty, tummy warming recipe for cool winter days and you can easily use leftovers in places of some of the ingredients. This is a very low cost recipe and is very tasty as written, but you can feel free to modify it to your liking. If you prefer, you can add or take away veggies and if you don’t mind the extra cost, you can add more meat.Print
Quick And Easy Beef Stew Recipe – Crockpot Beef Stew
1/2 lb. round steak, cubed
6 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic salt, (or to taste)
1 tsp. onion salt, (or to taste) or 1 onion, chopped
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
6 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp. cornstarch or flour
2 Tbsp. water
- Brown the meat in a large saucepan.
- Add all of the other ingredients except the vegetables, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water.
- Simmer for 1-2 hours until the meat is tender.
- Add the vegetables.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
- Mix the cornstarch into 2 Tbsp. water.
- Add to the boiling stew.
- Simmer 15 minutes, until thickened. Makes 2 quarts.
This homemade stew recipe is great with cornbread or Ninety-Minute Rolls.
This quick and easy beef stew recipe is from volume 1 of our cookbook:
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This recipe looks Delicious! How do I adapt it for a crockpot? How much less liquid do I use, and how long should I cook it in the crockpot? Thanks. I love your blog!
Thanks so much. Do the recipe the same, cook on high for 4-6 hrs or low 10-12 hrs. You can cook the meat for the first couple of hours if you want then add the veggies if you want too.
Hi Bea my friend xoxoxox
I made this today exactly as written except with venison steak. I was tempted to add stuff but I decided to just stick to the recipe. It’s perfect! Thank you!
Had to laugh when you said you did it exactly as written- it reminded me of a poem that said something like I at the best cake at my friends and she gave me the recipe. When I made it I had no milk so I added water, I had no sugar so I added honey, had no oil so I added applesauce (etc) and the last line said “I wonder why it didn’t taste like my friends cake at all” :) :)
HI Jill. Have a wonderful day.
This recipe was absolutely lovely! I used red wine instead to change it up a bit. Thank you for this, helped me a lot!!
Would you cook the entire recipe if you were making a freezer meal? Trying to plan ahead for baby.
You can cook it all and put it in packets to freeze for as many meals as you want. If you only want to do a smaller amount then you can half or quarter the recipe easily.
Delicious and simple recipe!
Thank you Krista. I have made this recipe for years. You don’t need a ton of ingredients and it is really easy to throw together. As an added bonus my grandsons seem to love this stew better than any others so it is a win win. :)
Simple to make and absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
So glad you like it Rockie. Really yummy for a cold winter’s day. I am actually going to make it myself tomorrow.
The picture of this stew looks so good that i will make for diner tomorrow. Already my the Crockpot Salisbury Steak and my hubby just loved and asked for beef stew. Thank goodness for your website, and I ordered all 3 of the most recent cookbooks you have to offer. Ladies, I’m not a good cook but your recipes are sure turning me into one. Thank you so much and Happy Fall Jill and Tawra.
You are so welcome Carol. One thing on this stew recipe be sure to add the allspice and the lemon juice etc. this is what makes the flavor so good even though it sounds strange to have these things in a stew recipe.
I made this recipe today and you are right it is a great recipe. My family loved it. I just cooked it on the stove but the sauce wasn’t as dark as I wanted so I added some Kitchen Bouquet to it. Looked wonderful and tasted great. I made extra but it didn’t last.