Easy Beef Stew From Scratch - The Toasty Kitchen

Easy Beef Stew From Scratch

Easy Beef Stew is a classic meal that's filling, comforting, and ideal for a chilly day. Beef, potatoes, carrots and onions are coated in a flavorful sauce. The entire dish comes together on the stove top in a single stock pot.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418kcal
Author Heather



  • 16 ounces stew meat or cubed boneless chuck roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Season beef with salt and pepper. In a stock pot over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add cubed stew meat. Sear on all sides. If needed, sear meat in two batches - do not overcrowd the pan. Remove beef and set aside. 
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to stock pot. Add diced onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 additional minute. Add tomato paste and stir to coat onions and garlic. Then, add beef broth and worchestershire sauce. Using a whisk, scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze and incorporate into broth. 
  • Add beef back to pot. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 60 minutes. 
  • Add cubed potatoes and carrots. Cover and simmer for another 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are easily pierced with a fork. 
  • Uncover and remove from heat. If you'd like a thinner stew, add more beef broth as desired. Top with fresh parsley and serve immediately. 


  • Cubed boneless chuck roast can also be used instead of stew meat. 


Serving: 0g | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1512mg | Potassium: 1874mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8050IU | Vitamin C: 36.9mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 11.1mg