Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew



  1. Heat oil on medium heat in stock pot or soup pan.
  2. Dice beef cubes into bite sized pieces.
  3. Add beef cubes and 1 tablespoon cornstarch to oil.
  4. While beef is browning, chop onions and mince garlic.
  5. Add onion and garlic to beef, sauteing until soft.
  6. While onions and garlic are softening, peel and cube potatoes, slice carrots, and chop celery and parsley.
  7. Add vegetables, seasoning, and herbs to beef, onion, and garlic.
  8. Add peas, beans, and corn at this point if using fresh vegetables.
  9. Add 8 cups of water.
  10. Lower heat to medium low and cook, covered, until vegetables are soft. (Approx. 40 minutes)
  11. Add frozen vegetables at this point.
  12. In separate container, whisk together 3 tablespoons cornstarch with 1 cup milk or water.
  13. Add to soup and stir in well.
  14. Raise heat to medium, and thicken, stirring often. (Approx. 15-20 minutes)


Try to resist having this stew for breakfast, lunch, and a dinner.