A slow, moist-heat cooking method using a pot with a tight-fitting lid and beef that’s covered in liquid.

Serve up a warm bowl of Texas comfort for your busy family. There’s nothing more satisfying than a steamy, familiar bowl of beef stew. Sit back and relax and cook low and slow.

You'll Need

Best Beef Cuts
for Stewing

  • Chuck Roast
  • Stew meat
  • Top Round

A Step-by-Step Guide

Stewing Beef


Season beef cubes

Season beef cubes with salt and pepper.

Brown beef

Heat Dutch oven to medium heat and brown beef on all sides. Pour off drippings.
Brown beef in single layer batches to create a crust. Overcrowding will cause beef to steam.

Add ingredients

Cover beef with liquid like water or broth. Add other ingredients.

Cook stew

Bring stew to a boil and cover. Reduce heat and simmer low and slow for 3-4 hours on the stove top.
Stew in a slow cooker for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.