Beef Stew (Classic Homemade) is the perfect comforting dish on a cold day. Best of all, this delicious recipe is so easy to make with tender fall apart beef and hearty vegetables and a meal the entire family will love.
This Classic Homemade Beef Stew is an absolute favorite at our house. My mom used to make a big ole pot of homemade beef stew for us on the weekends as soon as the weather got cooler.
It became one of our favorite cold weather foods – thick, hearty and the best comforting bowl of goodness. We’d always go for seconds and thirds throughout the day. So perfectly soul-warming after playing outside in the snow.
Homemade beef stew still remains one of my favorite lazy Sunday meals I make for my own family now. Full of hearty chunks of meat, root vegetables, garlic and fresh herbs.
The great thing about soups and stews are you can customize them with whatever you have on hand. Feel free to add or leave out whatever suits your tastes!
Make-ahead tips for this Classic Homemade Beef Stew
- peel and chop all the vegetables the day before and store them in a zip-top freezer bag in the freezer. This helps to prevent the potatoes from changing color
- cut the meat into chunks the day before (or you can buy pre-packaged stew meat) and store in a zip-top freezer bag in the fridge or freezer
Jam-packed and loaded with fresh, real ingredients that are delicious and you can feel good about feeding it to your family and yourself.
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