Classic Beef Stew

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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 Medal™ 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.

Expert Tips

To save time, use a 1-pound bag of Green Giant® 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.

Browning the beef first helps develop the flavor of the stew.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
980mg
980%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
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.