Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Mmm, classic beef stew! What could be more inviting?

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1
tablespoon vegetable oil or shortening
1
lb boneless beef chuck, tip or round roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
3
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
large unpeeled potato, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium stalk celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
teaspoon salt
1
dried bay leaf
1/2
cup cold water
2
tablespoons Gold MedalĀ® all-purpose flour
  1. In 12-inch skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  2. Add water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes or until beef is almost tender.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except cold water and flour. Cover; cook about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf.
  4. In tightly covered jar or container, shake cold water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute until thickened.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Time Saver
To save time, use a 1-pound bag of Green GiantĀ® frozen mixed vegetables instead of the carrots, potato, bell pepper, celery and onion. There's no need to thaw the vegetables; just stir them into the beef mixture in step 4.
Did You Know
Browning the beef first helps develop the flavor of the stew.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 980mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.