This Beef Stew Recipe is perfect for the colder weather! Tender beef is simmered in beef broth with potatoes, onions, celery, peas, and carrots until melt in your mouth tender. It’s comfort food heaven! I serve beef stew with 30 minute dinner rolls or Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits to sop up any gravy in the bottom of the bowl!
Beef stew is a classic dinner staple in so many households around the world. There are soup and stew adaptations of beef stew like my favorite Easy Hamburger Soup and cultural variations like Hungarian Goulash, but this classic beef stew recipe is a favorite for me!
2 1 ounce packages dry onion soup mix
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 pounds lean beef stew meat cut up into bite size pieces
5 medium potatoes peeled and diced
2 to 3 cups baby carrots
1 small yellow onion chopped
2 10 ounces each cans cream of celery soup
1 cup ketchup you can substitute tomato sauce if you don’t like ketchup
In a large plastic bag, combine the dry onion soup mix and paprika. Add in meat and shake the bag to coat meat with the seasonings. (You may have to do that step in two batches, for all the meat to fit) Once meat is coated, spread out evenly into a greased 7 quart crock pot.
Top meat evenly with diced potatoes, carrots and onion.
Mix the cream of celery soup and ketchup in a small bowl. Pour mixture over the meat and vegetables.
Cover crock pot with lid. Cook on low heat for 8 hours or until meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Stir to combine everything then serve.