Easy Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Hi friends,

Fall is upon us in full force and I’m craving ALL the coziest foods. Stew is one of my favourites because you can clean out your fridge with all the odd ends and make it into something delicious!

You’ll want to use a heavy cast iron pan with a lid for the best flavour and even cooking. I love my Staub for this! Totally worth the $$ in my opinion and it’ll last for years to come. I’ll link the one I use so you can check it out (mine is white).

If you would prefer to make this in a crockpot, you can follow my other stew recipe by clicking here.

Stew cooking time can vary depending on how much time you have. The longer you cook it for, the deeper the flavour and the more tender the meat. However, I like to add most of my vegetables near the end of the cooking time so they aren’t absolutely mushy and still have a bit of bite to them.

Cubed beef is super easy to find at your local grocery store and a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. The potato thickens the gravy and provides for a complete meal even if you don’t feel like adding sides. I like to serve my stew with some garlic bread or egg noodles pair really well too. Don’t forget to garnish with cilantro, parsley or even some dill for a pop of flavour.

Don’t you just want to dive in? I promise you will not regret it!! This recipe does make quite a few servings so don’t forget to freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to a few months.

I can’t wait for you to try this cozy beef stew recipe this Fall & Winter. Don’t forget to tag me on socials @balancingandie. I love seeing all your creations!

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