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Dutch Oven Beef Stew recipe is an easy classic homemade comfort meal cooked on a stove top.
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5 from 9 votes

Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Dutch Oven Beef Stew recipe is an easy classic homemade comfort meal cooked on a stove top
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 450kcal


  • 2 pounds lean beef tips
  • cup all-purpose flour (skip for Gluten-Free Diet)
  • salt pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crashed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken stock I prefer to use Homemade Chicken Stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 6 Yukon potatoes diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • Wash and pat dry beef tips.
  • Put flour, salt and pepper into a large zipped-lock bag, add beef tips and toss well until the meat is covered with flour. (Skip Flour for Gluten-Free Diet. You can just season the meat with salt and pepper)
  • Preheat the dutch oven on medium/high heat and add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Brown beef tips in batches. Don’t overcrowd. Scoop out to a separate plate and set aside.
  • Add diced onion and crashed garlic to the pot and cook for 3-5 minutes until it softens.
  • Add a tablespoon of tomato paste and stir
  • Add chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pan.
  • Then add beef tips and the bay leaves. Increase the heat to high until it starts to boil.
  • When it starts to boil, lower the heat to low and let it simmer for an hour. Don’t cover with the lid.
  • In an hour, add diced carrots and potatoes, cover with the lid and let it simmer for another hour on low heat.
  • When it is almost done, add 1 cup of frozen peas.


  1. If you follow a Gluten-Free diet, don't add flour to the beef tips. Just season with salt and pepper and brown the meat.
  2. When you brown the meat, the trick is not to overcrowd the pan, you should have some space in between of each piece. If you overcrowd, the meat will boil in its own juices.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 1570mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6109IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 10mg