Old-Fashioned Dutch-Oven Beef

Old-Fashioned Dutch-Oven Beef
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Cook 1 hr 55 mins


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups water plus 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes, with liquid, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons browning sauce
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • Hot cooked noodles (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the meat and saute until it is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a plate as it is browned.

2. To drippings in Dutch oven, add celery and onion. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are very tender, about 6 minutes.

3. Return meat to Dutch oven. Add 4 cups water, canned tomatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour.

4. Add potatoes and carrots to Dutch oven; cook 30 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.

5. Whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup water and browning sauce in a small bowl until well blended and smooth. Stir flour mixture into simmering stew. Stir in peas and pearl onions. Cook until heated through and slightly thickened. Remove bay leaf and discard. Serve immediately, over noodles if desired. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 461, Fat, total (g): 23, chol. (mg): 76, carb. (g): 37, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 779, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.