French Beef Stew

French Beef Stew


"Quick and easy, this is a very hearty stew, in truth, a meal in itself. Serve with warm crusty French Bread, if desired."


servings 343 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine meat and flour in a large plastic food storage bag and toss to coat evenly.
  2. In a 6 quart saucepan brown meat in hot vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, beef broth, carrots, potatoes and thyme. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover; and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender.
  4. Blend in mustard and serve.
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  1. 521 Ratings


Great stew served with cornbread! The mustard is awesome! Here's what I did: 2 lbs beef stew meat, 3 tblsp flour, 2 tlbsp olive oil, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can beef broth, 1/2 cup good red win...

WOW! This was wonderful! I pretty much followed the recipe exactly except: used only 1 can of the Italian tomatoes because I only had one. I put in an equal amount of White Zinfandel wine - used...

I am a novice cook. This stew was my first experience with beef. It was so easy even *I* had no problems with it! My husband loved it and I felt like queen of the world serving it. This dome...

Very good! Does have a strong dijon flavor, so if that's not for you, you may want to cut way back. Like many reviewers, I browned the meat first and put that, along with everything else in th...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm very satisfying! I added some mushrooms, celery, and a dash of Worchestshire sauce. Also used some onion soup mix and Italian seasoning and added a little less mustard. Thank...

I used my instincts and added a few items, and it was fantastic. I added 1 onion (sliced into thin rings) and 1/4 cup red wine. Then with 10 minutes from the end, I added 1/2 cup frozen peas. M...

This is a great recipe. I've made it twice. The first time I added half an onion, a few fresh sliced mushrooms, and about half a cup of wine. The second time, I made the recipe almost exactly...

So wonderful! I made the following tweaks: omitted the thyme (didn't have any), added a chopped red onion and plenty of minced garlic. Also added a splash of worchestershire and a bit of red w...

I used red wine to deglaze the pan, as per other reviews and added an onion and more potatoes. This was my first attempt at making beef stew and was a huge hit! I think the Dijon gave it that ...