French Beef Stew

French Beef Stew

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

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  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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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 wine, 4 chopped carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cup mini onions, 2 cubed potatoes, 3/4 tsp dried thyme, 1 tlbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 2 tlbsp Dijon mustard, pinch of basil, salt/pepper to taste. Thanks for sharing!



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 it to deglaze the pan after browning as someone else suggested. I added 2 TBSP of Worchestershire sauce because we like it. I did let the meat simmer for about an hour before adding the potatoes and carrots to ensure the meat was tender! It was DELICIOUS! This will definitely be a keeper and one that I prepare often. Plus, it is easy to prepare and takes little time except for the cooking! Thanks for a great recipe!



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 domestic stuff is more fun that I thought it would be. :) Thanks!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 343 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs
  • 20 g
  • 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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