Fall Beef Stew

by on ‎10-21-2014 02:43 PM

When the weather gets cooler, there is nothing more satisfying than a hearty and savory meal to come home to.  This Beef Stew recipe is one that I’ve been turning to for years to welcome family and friends in on a cold autumn night.  What makes it perfect for Fall is that it incorporates some seasonal root vegetables like celery root, carrots and parsnips.  I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do! 

Fall Beef Stew


2 pounds beef stew meat (I use chuck roast) rolled in flour

2 carrots (sliced thick)

2 parsnips (sliced thick)

1 celery root (roughly chopped into large cubes)

2 potatoes (roughly chopped into large cubes)

1 bag of frozen peas

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 large onion (chopped)

1 head of chopped celery

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

4-6 cups of beef broth

1 bay leaf

2-3 tablespoons of tomato paste

½ teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste


Heat the olive oil and butter in a large stock pot and brown the beef. 

Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.  Place garlic, onions and celery in your stockpot and cook until softened over a medium heat.  


Add tomato paste, bay leaf, paprika, salt, pepper and broth and bring to a boil.  


Stir in beef and celery root and simmer over low heat for 1.5 - 2 hrs stirring occasionally. 

Add your remaining root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, potatoes) as well as a bag of frozen peas and continue to simmer until they are tender (about 30 minutes). 

Enjoy the aroma of your house with this simmering deliciousness!  


When serving, sprinkle fresh diced parsley over top for some color.  I like to serve my stews with a biscuit! This was the pull out of the can and bake kind! 

Enjoy your hearty meal!!!

What are your favorite meals to serve when the weather gets cooler?



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on ‎10-20-2020 01:13 PM

That's the way I make beef stew except I'd cut back on the garlic, add at least a can of whole tomatoes cut up, and possibly sneak in an anchovy.  Don't tell anybody.