Winter’s all about coziness and comfort at my house, and one of my favorite chilly weather dishes to make in a flash is homemade beef stew. It takes 25 minutes (…I know! Twenty-five minutes!) and is full of all the delicious usual stew suspects. Here’s what you need (for 6 servings, I made enough for 10 in the photos):


  • 2 lbs sirloin tip, cubed
  • 3 large potatoes, cut (more or less, depending on how much you love starch. I love it.)
  • 7-8 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or balsamic vinegar if you don’t have WS)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of flour (depending on how thick you want the stew)
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 4 1/2 cups beef broth
  • Rosemary, to taste

Mix the dry ingredients together – flour, salt, and pepper.

Chop up all your veggies.

Toss the beef into the dry mixture until it’s coated. Heat a large stew/soup pot with the olive oil, then brown your beef until they’re brown on all sides. Sprinkle the remaining flour into the pot and mix well. Add the broth and potatoes to the pot, then bring everything to a boil.

Keep everything at a rolling boil until the potatoes are halfway done, then add in your veggies, Worcestershire sauce, and season with the salt and pepper.

You can either serve the stew now or leave it in the pot for longer to maximize deliciousness! Enjoy and happy eating!