One Pot Stovetop Simple and Easy Beef Stew

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Since we are slowly leaving the heat and humidity of the summer behind –– thank the lords –– lately, i find myself craving stews and soups. Anything warm that makes me seriously wish that winter comes sooner.

So a few days ago, in an attempt to clean out my fridge –– and also because i’m a lazy hungry sloth –– i managed to pull out whatever was left in my fridge and throw it all into a pan. Lo and behold, this bangin’ beef stew was born. And you already know how the slogan goes : It’s spoon lickin’ good.


Kidding, kidding. Okay, without further dillydallying, let’s get right into the recipe. 



easy beef stew


easy beef stew

One Pot Simple and Easy Beef Stew

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Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 235 calories 10 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 1 cup of condensed beef broth
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose-flour
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon (optional)


  1. Brown beef in non-stick pan with olive oil. Return all meat to a pot (or a large pan). Add onion, broth, flour, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper and bay leaf.
  2. Cover stew and cook on stove top for 30 minutes on low to medium heat. Stir in carrots and potatoes and cook for another 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Serve immediately.



Additional Notes : 


  • Feel free to add any types of vegetables leftovers that you have or even mushrooms.
  • You can also add a can of diced tomatoes. I opt it out since i don’t really enjoy tomato flavor. 
  • For the onions, i cut it in half and cut it a few times across the sides so that the onion juices can seep easier into the soup. I discard it alongside with the bay leaf after i’m done cooking. Feel free to also dice the onions up if you’d like. 
  • Another secret when it comes to stews or soups, here’s the rule of thumb : everything tastes better after you let it sit overnight. In this case, it’s also the same. You can cook it and then let it sit in the fridge while you sleep. By the next morning, your beef stew will be overflowing with flavor. 
  • If you don’t have olive oil, you can switch to canola oil


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