One of my favorite cool-weather dinners is soup! I love curling up with a warm bowl of hearty beef stew in the fall and cold winter months. When you slow cook beef with classic vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, it’s almost impossible to mess up.
This recipe takes some time but is still fairly easy. I don’t like to use any bullion or store-bought broth….although you can.
I used all fresh herbs in this recipe. Sprigs of fresh herbs are found in most grocery stores in the produce section. There is a difference in flavor when you cook with fresh herbs. If you don’t have any fresh dried herbs will do fine. There are many ways to make beef stew, this is what I did for this recipe.Print
Even though this recipe does take some time, having all the ingredients ready can really help. Especially if you can put it in a crockpot to let it slow cook all day.
Practice and try different ways and make it your own. If you notice this recipe makes a lot! I am a huge fan of storing for later. If it takes you all day to cook it, doesn’t saving more for later make it worth it? You can package it up and refrigerate for the next few days or freeze it to last throughout the season. Or package the broth for other recipes that call for a beef broth. I used an enameled cast iron pot for this recipe.
Happy cooking! Leave a comment in the section below, I would love to hear your thoughts.