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Old Fashioned Beef Stew in a white bowl.
5 from 9 votes

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Old Fashioned Beef Stew, slow roasted to comfort food perfection. The perfect Sunday Dinner coming straight from our family kitchen to yours. This is my Gran's recipe and let me tell you it's super simple and seriously the best stew ever!

Category Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, Beef Stew, Stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 3 ribs celery stalks, washed + 1-inch dice
  • 16 oz (1 pound) baby carrots, washed
  • 4 large Idaho Potatoes, scrubbed + 1-inch dice
  • 1 large onion, topped + peeled + 1-inch dice
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs, seasoned
  • 1 28 oz San Marzano tomatoes,
  • pound chuck roast, boneless
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher sea salt, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons minute tapioca, sub all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to: 250°F/120°C

    Preheat oven: 250°F/120°C
  2. Add all of the ingredients, celery, carrots, Idaho potatoes, onion, Panko, San Marzano tomatoes, chuck roast, Kosher sea salt, black pepper, sugar, minute tapioca, and Worcestershire sauce to a large Dutch Oven.....

    Ingredients for Old Fashioned beef Stew.
  3. Stir with a large flat bottomed wooden spoon to incorporate ingredients thoroughly.....

    Ingredients that have been mixed for Old Fashioned Beef Stew.
  4. Tightly wrap the top of the Dutch Oven with heavy-duty foil....

    Dutch oven wrapped in heavy-duty foil for beef stew.
  5. Cover with the lid and roast in the oven for 6 hours, don't remove the pot to stir at any time just allow it to roast low and slow....

    Dutch oven with beef stew ready to be cooked.
  6. Remove from the oven after 6 hours and allow to stand for 15 minutes, remove the lid and foil and stir...

    Old Fashioned beef Stew in a Dutch oven out of the oven.
  7. Dish into bowls and serve with biscuits or crusty bread if desired.

    Bowl of Old Fashioned Beef Stew with biscuits.

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate but it's very quick to toss everything into the Dutch Oven. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
  • Freeze in an airtight container 4-6 months.