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.

A Step by Step Guide to Stewing Beef
  1. Step: 01: Season beef cubes

    Season beef cubes with salt and pepper.
  2. Step: 02: Brown beef

    Heat Dutch oven to medium heat and brown beef on all sides. Pour off drippings.
  3. Step: 03: Add ingredients

    Cover beef with liquid like water or broth. Add other ingredients.
  4. Step: 04: Cook stew

    Bring stew to a boil and cover. Reduce heat and simmer low and slow for 3-4 hours on the stove top.


Brown beef in single layer batches to create a crust. Overcrowding will cause beef to steam. Stew in a slow cooker for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.