Beef Stew: How to Make it Tender and Creamy

Beef Stew: How to Make it Tender and Creamy


  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Step 1: Searing the Beef In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef pieces in batches until they develop a golden crust. Remove the beef and set it aside.

Step 2: Sautéing Aromatics In the same pot, sauté diced onions until translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Step 3: Creating the Base Return the seared beef to the pot. Stir in tomato paste, ensuring it coats the meat evenly. Pour in red wine to deglaze the pot, scraping up any flavorful bits from the bottom.

Step 4: Slow Cooking Add beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the beef is tender.

Step 5: Vegetable Addition Add sliced carrots, diced potatoes, and frozen peas. Continue simmering until the vegetables are cooked through.

Step 6: Creamy Finish Stir in heavy cream and let the stew simmer for an additional 10 minutes to meld the flavors. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy Remove bay leaves and serve the Tender and Creamy Beef Stew hot, savoring the richness of the tender beef and the luxurious creaminess of the broth.

Immerse yourself in the heartwarming goodness of this Tender and Creamy Beef Stew, a culinary masterpiece that transforms humble ingredients into a comforting, soul-satisfying meal.

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