Recipe By Margo
Published Apr 4th
Angel’s Old Fashioned Beef Stew
Prep 1h Cook 2h Additional - Ready In 3h
Servings 12 servings Calories 347.6

Beef chuck stewed with potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and beef broth for a homey favorite. The aroma that permeates throughout the house while the stew is simmering doesn’t do it justice..delicious.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed
  • 12 small boiling onions
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 carrots, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large pot heat oil over medium high heat. In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add a small handful of meat at a time and shake until well coated; brown in hot oil, about 1 minute per side. Remove the browned meat and continue until all the meat is browned.
  2. 2 Lower heat to medium and add onions. Brown onions on both sides, about 3 minutes per side, then remove from pot and set aside. Drain excess fat from pot.
  3. 3 To pot add potatoes, carrots, celery, reserved onions, browned meat and broth. Stir all together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4 For a thicker broth: 1/2 hour before stew is done, combine 3 tablespoons flour and water in a small bowl and mix well, then slowly stir mixture into stew.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 347.6
  • Carbohydrate 25.7 g
  • Cholesterol 53.7 mg
  • Fat 19.6 g
  • Fiber 3.4 g
  • Protein 16.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.8 g
  • Sodium 520 mg
  • Sugar 2.3 g


  1. Great tasting. This made more than I thought. But the left overs are great. I added some frozen peas near the end of cooking. I'll do this again.
  2. When I see FIVE STAR recipes reviewed by this many people, I expect the recipe itself to stand on it's own, with little or no modification. As is, this recipe is a TWO STAR; unless you like somewhat bland mashed potatoes with beef chunks, then I suppose it might be a FOUR STAR. I agree - Read more ...
  3. Turned out great however I did do the following: #1. Added bay leaf crushed garlic oregano & thyme. #2. Do not add the potatoes carrots and celery until 40 minutes before stew to be done. Bring stew back up to boil add vegetables then reduce heat back to low cover and cook the additional 40 - Read more ...
  4. Awesome! Very easy and VERY, VERY good. After reading previous reviews, I took many suggestion to great success. I used to 2 choice round steaks and cut them up. Added 2 more teaspoons of salt. Reduced Pepper to 1/2-teaspoon. The browning of the meat is definitely important, do this with care and make sure you - Read more ...
  5. Like many of the reviewers here, I followed OLIVERCADO's reccomendations (sort by most useful to see his review) and made some adjustments of my own to create this delicious stew. These are the changes I made: 1) From Olivercado: I increased the salt to 3 tsps, and reduced the pepper to 1/2 tsp. I added - Read more ...
  6. This is a very delicious and hearty recipe. It will definitely fill you up! I also took much of the advice of OLIVERCADO. You can find the review by searching under most helpful.
  7. Ok, so I read the reviews prior to making this and I think it didn't work too well for us. I was sure that if I followed the recipe to the T, it would be bland (no seasonings whatsoever). Anyhow, I would agree to add more seasonings to this (thyme, rosemary, sage and bay leaf), - Read more ...
  8. I have tried many different recipes from and this is the first one I've just HAD to review. It was awesome! I used 6 cups of water with 6 beef boullion cubes instead of canned broth. I also added a splash of marsala wine and a splash of worcestershire sauce. This was absolutely delicous - Read more ...
  9. I followed some of the other review tips and added two more teaspoons of salt and cut the pepper in half. I added 2 tsp. of paprika to the flour mixture as well. I also added a pinch of tarragon thyme rosemary sage two bay leaves and 1 cup of tomato sauce (my kids don't - Read more ...