Southern Beef Stew


Southern Beef Stew

Southern Beef Stew
2 Hr 10 Min

One-pot meals are great for chilly weather, so what could be better than the comforting taste of our favorite Southern Beef Stew? We can't think of anything, so we're headed to the stove right now!

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, trimmed
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 6 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 3 onions, quartered

What to Do

  1. Place flour in a shallow dish; add beef chunks and coat completely with flour. In a soup pot, melt butter over medium-high heat and cook beef 8 to 10 minutes, turning to brown all sides.
  2. Add water, coffee, thyme, salt, and pepper; mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 50 to 60 minutes, or until beef and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.


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Wow, what a unique recipe. Reminds me of the thick, chunky beef stew my mom used to make!

Dear Mr. foods, love your recipes. I was wondering if you have any recipes for a pressure cooker ? just bought one and I don't care for there recipes. just printed the Quick beef stew and hope to make it soon. Thank You

Hello! - We have some pressure cooker recipes on our site, which you can find by typing in "pressure cooker" into the search bar above right. However, we have many more amazing pressure cooker (and slow cooker!) recipes in our cookbook, "Cook it Slow, Cook it Fast," which you can purchase through our Shop link above. Hope this helps and thank you for your nice comment. :)

Coffee???? Interesting ...

I was instructed not to make beef stew any other way again. Ha! My boyfriend loved it. The meat turned out soo tender. I didn't cook it as long as the recipe called for though, so that may be why. I added the veggies immediately after bringing the water-coffee mixture to a boil and simmered everything together for an hour and it turned out perfectly cooked. My boyfriend loved the sauce, but next time I will season it more. It wasn't quite savory enough for me. That's the only reason I docked it a star. Otherwise, a keeper! And WAY easy!


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