Classic Dutch Oven Beef Stew

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As the weather gets colder, nothing quite hits the spot like a warm, comforting bowl of beef stew. This classic dish is a hearty and filling meal that’s perfect for warming up your family from the inside out. And if you want to take your stew to the next level, try making it in a Dutch oven. The even heat distribution and high sides of a Dutch oven make it ideal for slow-cooking and braising, which are the keys to achieving tender, flavorful beef and vegetables.

This classic beef stew recipe is perfect for cold winter nights, and the Dutch oven ensures that it’s cooked to perfection. Your family will love the tender, flavorful beef and hearty vegetables, and the rich broth will warm them from the inside out. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Classic Dutch Oven Beef Stew

This classic and hearty recipe is sure to fill your home and your family with warmth! This is the perfect meal to serve on a cold and snowy day.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 Dutch Oven See below for a link


  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • fresh parsley chopped for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 325°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and pepper. Coat the beef cubes in the flour mixture.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the beef from the Dutch oven and set aside.
  • Add the chopped onion to the Dutch oven and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the beef broth, red wine, bay leaves, and thyme to the Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Return the beef to the Dutch oven and add the carrots and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover the Dutch oven and place it in the preheated oven. Cook for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Remove the Dutch oven from the oven and discard the bay leaves. Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Serve the beef stew hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

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