Published Date: November 2, 2020 | Last Updated: March 15, 2023
Temps drop quickly here and Utah, and what screams “warm comfort food” better than beef stew? 



Temps drop quickly here and Utah, and what screams “warm comfort food” better than beef stew? 


Note: I used a stockpot for this recipe, but you can use a crock pot!



Hearty Beef Stew

There's nothing better than a warm and hearty beef stew on a cold day (or even not a cold day to be honest!). This is a great recipe to add the perfect flavor and tenderness. 
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Course: Soups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1.5 to 2 pounds chuck roast cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 3-4 ribs of celery chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3-4 cups beef broth
  • 1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Toss beef cubes with flour, salt, and pepper. 
  • In a stockpot over high heat, melt butter then quickly sear the beef. Don’t cook all the way through, just sear the outside, about 1 minute. 
  • Remove beef from heat and set aside.
  • Add the oil and onions. Reduce heat to medium and stir often until softened. Add garlic, and let it cook for about 30 minutes, stirring. 
  • If you are going to use a crockpot, this is the point where you would transfer all ingredients, (including seared beef) other than the frozen peas, to the crockpot and cook on low, 3-4 hours until tender. Add peas at the end. Or if continuing on the stove, add the carrots, celery, potatoes, seared beef, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, bay leaves, and Italian seasoning. Mix to combine. Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours until vegetables and beef are tender. Don’t crank up the heat or the meat will be tough! If the meat isn’t fall-apart tender, it needs more time.
  • Add the frozen peas and Worcestershire sauce, stir to combine, and let cook a few more minutes. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve hot and refrigerate any leftovers.

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Hi! I'm Amber

I'm obsessed with all things food and a mom to five. Baking bread and using my instant pot are my favorite things to do in the kitchen, and I can't wait to bring all that I have learned to you! Connect with me on Instagram because there's where I basically live these days.