Beverly's Beef Stew With Potatoes

beef stew with potatoes
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  • 3 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Ratings (4)

This top-rated beef stew recipe was shared by Beverly. It's a classic combination of beef stew meat, potatoes, carrots, and tomato soup.

Cook this beef stew on the stovetop or in the slow cooker.

Related Recipe: Perfect Slow Cooker Beef Stew

What You'll Need

  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings (or oil, or shortening)
  • 2 cups onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (sliced)
  • 5 large potatoes (cut into eighths)
  • 4 to 5 large carrots (cut into 2-inch slices)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • Optional: garlic powder
  • 1 can/10 1/2 ounces condensed tomato soup

How to Make It


  1. Brown stew beef in bacon drippings or other fat. Add chopped onions and sliced celery and cook until tender.
  2. Transfer meat and onion mixture, remaining vegetables and seasonings, soup, and a soup can of water to the crock.
  3. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours - HIGH 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Check occasionally and add a little water if necessary.
  5. Serve with a crusty bread.

Stove Top

  1. Brown stew meat in bacon drippings or shortening. Add chopped onions and sliced celery and cook until tender.
  1. Add vegetables and seasonings.
  2. Add soup and a soup can of water.
  3. Simmer over lowest heat for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  4. Add more water as needed.

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