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Best Beef Stew

I made this forever ago and never really found a good time to post it.

I was waiting for a snowy day, but the winter was so mild and spring came so early that I think I kind of missed the boat.

It’s SO GOOD though, I can’t keep it from you any longer!

I first fell in love with this recipe right after Mr. T and I tied the knot.

Mr. T is a man of many talents, one of which is hunting. After we got married, he came home with deer meat. A LOT of deer meat.

Have you ever eaten deer?

It’s… interesting. Let’s just say that I’m not a huge fan.

Until I found this recipe.

The ingredients simmer together for so long that even meat that tends to be tough just melts in your mouth.

And the flavor? Oh my GOSH.

Mama likey.

You will never need another beef stew recipe again. THE BEST beef stew recipe out there!

Best Beef Stew

2016-01-21 13:11:47

The search is over. The best beef stew recipe out there! SO flavorful, and the meat is tender!

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  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil

  2. 1 tablespoon butter

  3. 2 pounds stew meat

  4. 1 medium onion, diced

  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced

  6. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth + a few splashes of vinegar

  7. 4 cups beef stock

  8. **2 cups water (only if needed)

  9. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  10. 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  11. 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  12. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  13. freshly ground black pepper

  14. 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

  15. 4 whole carrots, washed well, unpeeled, roughly sliced

  16. 4 whole new potatoes, washed well, unpeeled, quartered

  17. minced parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat and brown your stew meat. Once browned, spoon meat onto a plate and set aside. Add diced onions to the pot. Stir and cook for two or three minutes until softened, then add garlic for another minute. Pour in chicken and beef stock, then add vinegar, Worcestershire, tomato paste, paprika, salt, pepper, and sugar. Add beef back into the pot. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  2. **The liquid should cook down to a thicker state. If it gets too thick/reduces too much, add additional water as needed. If not, leave this step out.

  3. Add carrots and potatoes, then cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add water 1 cup at a time if necessary. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Adapted from Pioneer Woman

Adapted from Pioneer Woman

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You will never need another beef stew recipe again. THE BEST beef stew recipe out there!

So, save this recipe for a rainy day.

Like, literally wait until water drops from the sky and it gets cooler. This will totally hit the spot.

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