Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour


 Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour

Beef Stew is one of those dishes that most people think has to cook all day or for hours to taste good. It is true that the longer the cooking time, the more flavors and tender the meat is. But, this recipe is different. This recipe will achieve the same in about an hour. So, if you come home from work cold, tired and craving something to warm you up, homemade beef stew IS possible! Follow the steps below and enjoy!

What you need:

1 Beef Stew Seasoning Packet (or make your own with this recipe)
Olive Oil
1 Pound Beef cut into 1/2 inch cubes
*TIP* Do not buy pre-cut “stew beef”, it is usually a cut of meat that is more tough since most stores expect that someone making stew will be cooking it all day or using a slow cooker. Instead pick out a more tender cut of meat and cube it yourself.
2 medium carrots cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds
1 large potato diced
1/2 box frozen peas OR use cut green beans (preference)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons flour

Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour


What to do:

1.  Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a stock pot or dutch oven, heat on medium

2. Add diced beef and brown for about 5 minutes.  Add the flour and mix well to coat the beef (this helps thicken the sauce later)

Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour

3. Whisk together the beef stew packet and 3 cups of water, pour slowly into the pot, mix well.  Add all the veggies except the peas or green beans.  Add those 15 minutes before finished. 

Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour


4. Bring to a boil, immediately reduce to medium low ( about a 2-3 on your dial, stove tops vary heat should be hot enough to cook but not boiling) for about an hour. 

This tastes wonderful served with fresh bread. Normally I use this easy biscuit recipe , but I was not in the mood so we just had buttered bread. 

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Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour - This delicious stew recipe tastes like it took all day, but it is super easy to make in just an hour!  It's perfect for busy weeknight dinners.