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Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl 

Get ready for a culinary hug with our Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl! This recipe is the epitome of comfort food, combining tender chunks of beef, hearty vegetables, and a savory broth, all served in a warm, crusty bread bowl. It’s the perfect dish to make any day feel like a cozy, comforting escape. Join us on a journey of flavor and warmth with this delightful recipe.

Exciting Story: In our little family, Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl has become the unofficial symbol of love and togetherness. Picture this: a chilly evening, everyone gathered around the table, the rich aroma of simmering stew filling the air. It all started when my husband took the first bite, and his eyes lit up with delight. From that day forward, this recipe earned its spot as our go-to for family dinners and special occasions. It’s not just a meal; it’s a tradition that warms our hearts and brings us closer together.

Why This Stew is a Game-Changer:

Selling Points:

  • Hearty and Wholesome: Packed with succulent beef, vibrant vegetables, and a savory broth, this stew is a one-bowl wonder that satisfies both the belly and the soul.
  • Bread Bowl Bliss: Serving it in a bread bowl not only adds a rustic charm but also turns the meal into a delightful experience, allowing you to savor every last drop of the savory goodness.
  • Versatile and Adaptable: Customize the recipe with your favorite veggies or tweak the seasoning to suit your taste buds. It’s a versatile canvas for delicious experimentation.
  • Perfect for Gatherings: Impress your guests with this impressive and comforting dish at family gatherings, potlucks, or cozy dinners with friends.

Notes: Feel free to experiment with additional herbs and spices to tailor the flavor to your liking. If you’re short on time, you can use pre-cut stew meat for added convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I make this stew ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! In fact, the flavors tend to deepen when it’s allowed to sit, making it an ideal make-ahead dish. Just reheat and serve when you’re ready.

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Q: What can I use instead of red wine?

A: If you prefer to skip the wine, you can substitute with additional beef broth for a rich and flavorful stew.

Q: Can I freeze the stew?

A: Yes, this stew freezes well. Store it in airtight containers, leaving room for expansion, and thaw it in the refrigerator before reheating.

Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl 

Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl 

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes


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  • 2 lbs 2 (907g) beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized chunks

  • 4 cups 4 (946ml) beef broth

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) red wine (optional)

  • 1 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 3 carrots, sliced

  • 3 3 potatoes, diced

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon 1 dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon 1 dried rosemary

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 4 bread bowls


  • In a large pot, brown the beef stew meat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, cooking until aromatic.
  • Pour in the beef broth and red wine, if using. Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Add the carrots, potatoes, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and let it simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  • While the stew simmers, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cut the tops off the bread bowls and hollow them out, leaving a sturdy crust.
  • Place the bread bowls in the oven for 10 minutes, or until they’re warm and slightly crispy.
  • Once the stew is ready, ladle it into the bread bowls and serve immediately.

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