Super Easy Beef Stew

 

super easy beef stew

For those days when you need an easy meal to prepare for the family, try this super easy beef stew recipe. This is the perfect recipe for anyone who has limited time and limited ingredients. I don’t keep many spices on hand, so I usually resort to buying pre-made seasoning packets. This time I used McCormick’s Beef Stew Seasoning but you may try any brand you like. Also, I limited my veggies to onions, potatoes, and carrots, because that is what I had available. You may add other vegetables, per your taste.

Finally, I served my stew with cornbread muffins and it was quite tasty!

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Super Easy Beef Stew
Cuisine Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
6
Ingredients
  • 1-2 lb Stew Meat
  • 1/4 c Flour
  • 4 T Cooking Oil
  • 4 medium Potatoes Cubed
  • 6 Carrots Sliced
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 packet McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Cuisine Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
6
Ingredients
  • 1-2 lb Stew Meat
  • 1/4 c Flour
  • 4 T Cooking Oil
  • 4 medium Potatoes Cubed
  • 6 Carrots Sliced
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 packet McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in skillet on med-high heat. Coat stew meat in flour and cook in in oil until browned. Transfer stew meat to Dutch oven.
  2. Add water and McCormick's Stew Seasoning Packet. Stir well.
  3. Add cut-up vegetables and salt & pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

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3 Day No Fail Happiness Challenge

DAY 1.  Ditch Social Media – Stay away from social media. There’s entirely too much negativity out there and you deserve a break for the day.

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Sound too simple? Try our happiness challenge and see how it affects your happy meter.