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Homemade Beef Stew Recipes

Beef Stew for dinner? Every single recipe I've seen for beef stew has massive ingredients. Did you know you can leave some out?

Beef Stew is nice on those cold days to warm you up. Heat up some dinner rolls or make some biscuits for a complete meal.

Cooking Tip: If you have a pressure cooker, pork or beef will cook quicker.

Crockpot Idea: Put the beef in the crockpot with a little water in the morning and let it cook on low all day. Cook the potatoes in a pot until done, and then add what you cooked in the crockpot to them.
See the crockpot recipes pages.

Also near the bottom of the page are other ways to cook beef and ground beef.

Easy Homemade Beef Stew

  • 1 lb beef cubed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Brown in skillet. Then add water. Cook on low heat until tender. Pour into a large pot.


  • 4 potatoes cubed
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 small onion cubed
  • 1 can of green beans (drained)
  • Add water to cover

  • Cook on medium heat until tender Add salt and pepper to taste
    Recipe from a 1953 Cookbook

    Here's a recipe for Crockpot Stew.

Beef Stew 2

  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 1/2 lbs beef neck, chuck, or brisket, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 med onions sliced
  • 4 med carrots halved
  • 4 med potatoes, quartered
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup water

Melt the shortening in a large saucepan. Add meat and brown on all sides. Add hot water and 1/2 teaspoon salt, bring quickly to boiling point. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, or until meat is very tender. Add vegetables 30 minutes before meat is done. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour off liquid, measure, and add hot water, if necessary, to make 2 cups of liquid. Mix flour and 1/2 cup water by shaking in a small covered jar, and add to liquid. Return liquid to stew, and stir until it has boiled 1 minute, and is quite thickened. Serve on a hot platter or vegetable dish.
Recipe from a 1961 cookbook

Baked Beef Stew

  • 2 lb. beef stew meat
  • 1 can cream of tomato soup
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 large diced potatoes
  • Piece of Bay leaf
  • 6 oz water
  • 1 can tiny peas
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper

Mix all ingredients together in casserole dish that has a tight lid. Bake at 275 for about 5 hours.
Recipe from a 1995 church cookbook

Lynda's Oven Beef Stew

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 6 carrots
  • 6 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 tbsp. tapioca
  • 1 tbsp. sugar (or less)
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice (or 1/2 can stewed)

Put altogether in tightly covered casserole pan or pan. Cut onion, potatoes, celery and carrots in rather large pieces. Do not brown first. Cook at 250 for 4 hours.

Quick Meatball Stew

  • 1 pkg. frozen meatballs
  • 1 can sliced potatoes
  • 1 pkg. beef stew seasoning mix.
  • 3 cups of water
Cook for 30 min. then add 1 pkg. frozen peas & carrots

Here's how to make meatballs from scratch, use a meatloaf recipe, form into balls and roll in flour and brown in 2 Tblsp oil. Cook on low heat until cooked on the inside.
Recipe from 1971

More Beef recipes

roast beef

Hungarian Goulash - This recipe for Hungarian Goulash uses ground beef and noodles and seasonings, then baked in the oven for about a half hour.

Beef Parmiginni - This recipe for Beef Parmiginni - Is round steak cooked in a seasoned tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese.

Roast Beef for a Crowd - Here's a recipe to cook Roast Beef for a Crowd Add carrots and potatoes.

BBQ Beef Sandwiches - Bake a Chuck Roast with Barbeque sauce, then shred for sandwiches.

Liver and Onions anyone? - How about some tender Liver and Onions? - This recipe uses dry onion soup mix for added flavor. Cook until tender and serve over rice.

Corned Beef Dish - This recipe for Corned Beef uses a can of corned beef, elbow macaroni, and condensed cream of celery soup.

Easy Minute Steaks recipe - This recipe uses Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Celery soup, onions, and other seasonings. Slowly baked in a 350 oven.

Tip: I don't buy Minute Steaks at the grocery store. I get the same results from using a hamburger patty, coating it in flour, and browning on both sides, then turn on low to simmer with a little water, and put on a lid. That's the best Minute Steaks.

Round Steak Recipes

A recipe for Savory Beef - Round Steak and onions browned and simmered in water, vinegar, and catsup. Sounds delicious.

Here's a recipe for Steak Rolls. You roll up the round steaks, brown, and simmer in a tomato-saurkraut sauce.

Here's a recipe for a steak and potato casserole, that sounds so easy.

This Rice, Steak and Mushroom Casserole recipe sounds really good.

And here's a recipe for Steak and Rice Casserole, that uses both Cream of Chicken, and Cream of Mushroom soups.

Here's a simple recipe for Round Steak and Rice.

And here's a recipe for everyone's favorite Beef Stroganoff.

Here's a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for boiled beef with onions

Beef and Ground Beef Pages

Food for Thought: "Food kept from going to waste sometimes goes to waist."

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