Old-Fashioned Beef Stew With Carrots and Potatoes

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew With Carrots and Potatoes

This beef stew is simmered with cubed beef, potatoes, carrots, and a few whole cloves. It's an old-fashioned, satisfying dish.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Pat the beef with paper towels to dry and then cut it into bite-size cubes.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat.
  3. Step 3

    Add the beef cubes to the pan and cook until browned, stirring and turning frequently.
  4. Step 4

    Slice the carrots into 1-inch rounds. Cut the onions into chunks, and cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
  5. Step 5

    Add the prepared vegetables to the beef along with the beef broth, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  6. Step 6

    Tie the cloves in a small cheesecloth bag and add to the stew. If you don't have cheesecloth , a tea infuser will work.
  7. Step 7

    Cover the pan and simmer the stew for 1 1/2 hours. Drain off the liquid into a saucepan.
  8. Step 8

    In a small bowl, mix the flour with the cold water until smooth and then blend into the hot liquid in the saucepan.
  9. Step 9

    Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
  10. Step 10

    Add the thickened broth to the meat and vegetable mixture. Remove the cloves.