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Classic Beef Stew Recipe For Dinner – Natasha’s Kitchen

March 26, 2020

Hi everyone! Its Natasha of and today i’m sharing our family’s classic beef stew. It is so hearty and
flavorful and the beef is so tender, it just melts in your mouth. In a large oven
safe pot, preferably a Dutch oven, we’re gonna saute six ounces of chopped bacon.
Stir that over medium heat until it’s golden brown and the fat is released,
then remove it to a separate dish. While the bacon is cooking, stir together two
pounds of chopped beef with half a tablespoon of salt, a teaspoon of black
pepper and a quarter cup of flour. Stir that together until the beef is evenly
coated. Transfer half of the beef into the hot bacon fat and cook over medium
high heat or until the beef is browned – about three minutes per side. Add a
little more olive oil if needed, then add the second half of the beef and cook
until browned. Transfer the browned beef to the bowl with the bacon, add 2 cups of
good red wine to the pot and bring it to a boil, scraping the bottom to deglaze
the pot. Add one pound of thickly sliced mushrooms and simmer over medium heat
for 10 minutes. Roughly chop up four carrots into half-inch thick pieces, also
dice 1 medium yellow onion and chopped 4 garlic cloves. Place a large nonstick
skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then add the
sliced carrots, diced onion and chopped garlic. Saute that for 4 minutes, stirring
frequently. Once the onions are soft, add a tablespoon of tomato paste and saute
another minute. Then transfer the veggies to the pot. Add four cups of beef broth and season
with two bay leaves, half a teaspoon of dried thyme, a teaspoon of salt and half
a teaspoon of black pepper. Add the beef and bacon back to the pot, then stir in 1
pound of small potatoes. You can cut these in halves or quarters, depending on
how large they are. You want bite-sized pieces. Stir to combine and make sure the
potatoes are submerged in liquid. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, then transfer
to a preheated oven and bake at 325˚F for an hour and 45
minutes. Oh yes! Just in time for dinner and I am ready because the smell in my
house is making me so hungry. Ok let’s do this.
Are you ready? YUM! mmm… okay and then before I serve it, I like to skim off the
extra fat; makes it just a little bit healthier and you don’t really need that
extra oil on top and it’s super easy to do. Just tilt your pot and spoon it up. And very important, I always love to add
a little bit of garnish because it adds that fresh pop of color and flavor. And
so I’ve got a little bit of parsley here. You can use dill if you like dill.
There – isn’t that pretty? Okay, here we go. Oh my goodness and this
is just loaded with all the good stuff! It is so hearty and it’s really a meal in
itself. I’d like to serve it with a fresh crusty
French bread. [bread crunch sound ] That sound gets me every time. Okay, here we go. Oh my goodness and
that beef is just fall apart tender. My spoon goes right through it. Okay and
this is still really hot so. Oh my goodness this is gonna be a good
dinner, literally that beef just melts in your mouth and there’s so much flavor.
Adding the wine to the broth just really elevates the flavors and pulls them all
together. So good! I cannot wait to eat this for dinner and my kids love it,
which is like major win for Mom and it’s fancy enough for a nice dinner
party. This seriously has really really good flavor, such a cozy thing for winter
and if you’re not a mushroom lover, you can still enjoy this because if you
thickly slice the mushrooms, they are easy to avoid and if you love the
mushrooms… oh, I love thick sliced mushrooms. All right, I am gonna go call
my kids for dinner because I’m hungry. If you enjoyed this video, give me a great
big thumbs up below and if there are any videos you’d like to see on our channel
in the future, let me know in a comment below and we’ll see you next time. Hey
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  • Reply Zephyx August 10, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    This turned out great

  • Reply Gaoliag - August 10, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Is there an alternative for the red wine? No wine at all for that matter? Thanks.

  • Reply martina nugent August 12, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Whats the best red wine to use

  • Reply Diane Harris August 12, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    On rice…. I'm from central Louisiana!!! Yummmm 🥖🥣

  • Reply Kc Castr August 14, 2019 at 1:47 am

    What type of wine can I use?

  • Reply Queen Loyal August 16, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I really like your recipes. Thank you so much

  • Reply Adam Ridhwan August 17, 2019 at 9:56 am

    What’s a good substitute for red wine?

  • Reply Missy Citty August 18, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Just WOW!! 😋

  • Reply Perseverance of Keisha August 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    U stay outdoing yourself! I just love your channel! Cud I cook RB in a crockpot? I dnt have a oven based pot, yet… 😋😊👋

  • Reply Colin Van Nurden August 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Looks great!! Also I need to get one of those magic knives for prep lol

  • Reply frannie banani August 22, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    geez!!!! looks yummy. I could even eat that with my dentures out. gum the food instead of chewing. thank-you so much!!!!

  • Reply Мария Бербер August 23, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Наташа, а где покупают говяжий бульон. Я никогда не видела говяжьего, только куриный я покупаю в Coctco

  • Reply Yousuf Robi August 30, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Hahahaha love 💕

  • Reply Deborah Denton September 1, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    I need to get me some wine and make this

  • Reply electronicajayjoe September 3, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Do you have restaurant. Love to taste your food made by yourself

  • Reply Master Something September 5, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Umm, you do know you can make this without three separate cooking processes right?? Also whats with the altered shot of the end result???

  • Reply Sam September 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    do you have any alternative for the red wine???

  • Reply Jim Marquez-Medina September 7, 2019 at 2:28 am

    You torture me with each video lmao 🤣

  • Reply Daphrose Mukabaranga September 8, 2019 at 9:31 am


  • Reply Cheryl Hernandez September 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Do you make homemade bread recipes?

  • Reply irtifa sumaan September 12, 2019 at 7:44 am

    What can I use instead of red wine?

  • Reply Silvia Moreno September 12, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Omg!! Wow this is Bomb!! My kids loved it!! Thankyou for the recipe!!
    I used water instead of broth and Fresh tyme it's all I had but it still was so flavorful!😋 I have to tell you I've made a bunch of your recipes now!! I'm a big fan of all your food!!

  • Reply Pravda September 14, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    This is like an upgrade on the Russian stew “zarkov’ye” right ?

  • Reply Angie Blevins September 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Oh Lordy 😋 Just in time for Fall 🍂

  • Reply Yvonne Perez September 19, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Yummy 😋

  • Reply Carmen Ortez September 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Mi platillo favorito pero esta receta lo supera está divino r😍🌹🌹🌹😍👌👍icooooo 😋 yummy 😋 yummy

  • Reply Keith Garner September 21, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Fabulous 👍

  • Reply maryshome8 September 22, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I followed this recipe exactly. Even weighed the meat and after two hours in the oven, I had raw veggies and tasteless beef soup. I had to add corn starch to thicken…turned up the oven by 25 degrees, and had to add another hour. Flavor was nothing to write home about. Very bland.

  • Reply Tampabruh September 23, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I did this recipe with my Ninja foodi and sauteed the vegetables (I added celery, too) and it turned out soooo good. Thank for the recipe and great innovative video tutorial to go with. You have a refreshing attitude and goes and long ways when doing your videos.

  • Reply Marshall Ck September 24, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Like a wifey🌹👍2019.. Yummy..😋

  • Reply Marshall Ck September 24, 2019 at 12:58 am

    It's time for you a good foot massage tonight.. 🌹😘

  • Reply Matthew N September 27, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    If I wanted to add peas to the stew somewhere along the lines when could I do that? Thank you.

  • Reply Gina Ward October 2, 2019 at 12:29 am

    What type of wines can I use? I don't want to use an expensive wine cause we don't drink it.

  • Reply Calvin W October 4, 2019 at 3:55 am

    This looks great! like all your Recipes ) i love everything you cook !

  • Reply Neil Pascoe October 4, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Can you do crawfish etouffe please?

  • Reply GMBig Blaster October 7, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Stew is like the best thing ever no matter where you're from stew is always amazing

  • Reply Sher Butt October 10, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    👎 Wine 🤮

  • Reply Suria Syazana October 11, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Hi Natasha! May I ask what if I don’t have the oven? Do I just put in on the stove on low heat instead for one hour? Thank you 🙂

  • Reply WorlD clipS October 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    ♥️♥️ From kerala

  • Reply Pete Lowrie October 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    That looks delicious!! I bet it would make an awesome pie filling!

  • Reply Petey Pete October 23, 2019 at 2:37 am

    PLEASE PLEASE, can you do a lemon rice soup with and without chicken. That would be awesome.

  • Reply Marie C October 26, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Love your video.Clear explanation n quick.No time wasted unlike some cooking channel.One of the best!👍

  • Reply Marie C October 26, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Hi Natasha can i omit the red wine n jus use stock instead cos I dont take alcohol? Your video is one of the best!😀

  • Reply whisky-doc October 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

    wow,magnificent,it Looks quiet well.i cook it tomorrow,so i hope that i can do it so dlicious,like you,best greatz from berlin

  • Reply The YK Brand October 27, 2019 at 4:27 am

    She must be a very great mother her kids are lucky to come home & see her cook

  • Reply alyssa nowak October 27, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Can u put the pit into stove?

  • Reply alyssa nowak October 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Or do u need special pot

  • Reply jimtheviewer October 29, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Hi Natasha, Love your recipes. Can you do Beef chilli day please

  • Reply Anthony Dean October 29, 2019 at 8:17 am

    love it!

  • Reply Оксана Мазурак October 29, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    It is very tast!!! I cooked it today….

  • Reply Nova On November 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Why do you have that accent?

  • Reply Patricia I. Ashford November 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    You are soooo fun to watch! Plus your recipes look very easy to make!!

  • Reply Summer Janette November 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Just found your channel, and I'm loving itttt! New sub here!
    Your transitions are amazing, LOL. I'm making this tonight btw 😉

  • Reply ChristiandeYah November 6, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    You're so funny! I like all the people that have your humor. Blessings.

  • Reply Dayana Torres November 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    3rd time I make beef stew using your recipe and it NEVER fails❤️

  • Reply ACATNAMED SCOOP November 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    bacon ? Faint – – – – – Plop ! sneeeeeeeeeeeeeeef ! mmmmm bacon

  • Reply Susan Stapleton November 21, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Can you make a biscuit for the top. My grandma did

  • Reply Susan Stapleton November 21, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Looks amazing

  • Reply Ehmmy Kirsh November 25, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Good recipe, made it as instructed above. However it lacked the flavour I am familiar with. The second time I made this I had to modify.
    Modified recipe: added 1tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp onion powder & season salt to the flour mixture.
    Added to cooking liquid with mushrooms 6 dashes of Wooster, used beef cube instead of beef stock.
    Added 1tbsp of dried thyme, 2.5 tsp salt.

  • Reply Rasha Krayem November 26, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Can i replace the wine with anyting else ? I couldn't put it in the food thank you ♥️♥️♥️and you're amazing

  • Reply ashwini bhalerao November 28, 2019 at 1:39 pm


  • Reply kellyGA December 8, 2019 at 2:03 am

    My son really enjoyed your soup!!! Thank you soooooooo much for sharing your precious family recipe!! ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  • Reply Gilles Bonneteau December 8, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I love your short cuts , why spend 15 minutes watching someone cut the veggies

  • Reply Trisha Cavin December 19, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Making this right now!! It smells soooo good!!!

  • Reply aikalo80 December 20, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Would this work if I use the crock pot? Like put everything in and how long would you cook it in the Crock-Pot?

  • Reply Sam Davids December 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This came out great! My only complaint is on your website you link us to a $328.00 Le Creuset Dutch oven from Amazon, I almost fainted. I found a great one at Menards for $40 bucks that works just as well. Not a criticism and I know you're just trying to make a little money of the sale but just think you could help us little people out. I love all your videos.

  • Reply tactic45 December 26, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Man, i think she must be the nicest person in the world!! loooove your chanel! a question: is it possible to do it without the oven?

  • Reply Alain Bard January 3, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    What Kind of red wine ?

  • Reply Victoria January 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I made this today! First time I've ever used red wine in a dish but it tasted great!! Thanks Natasha!! 😀

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  • Reply ayesha agherdien January 11, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    That looks delicious! What can I use instead of the red wine?

  • Reply hanan touba January 11, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Can we cook on the stove instead of the oven

  • Reply Hagera Oh January 12, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Best paired with rice. Will try this recipe

  • Reply Tessa Mae January 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    NATASHA, OMG with your dishes!!!!

  • Reply Igor Lochman January 15, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Hi Natasha, Any good beef stew recipe for instant pot?

  • Reply Jo Marie Lopez January 17, 2020 at 3:19 am

    Made this!!!! But without bacon, because I forgot to pick it up when I went shopping! Very good and full of flavor! Thank you!

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  • Reply Amany Ibrahim January 18, 2020 at 2:04 am

    I did it great ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Mona. C January 19, 2020 at 6:44 am

    I dont usually comment but I thought i would write to those who want to try this without the wine. I made it last night and eveyone loved it. I didn't add the wine as i didnt have any. i fried everything in the pan as Natasha did (apart from the carrots) but then i added everything to my slow cooker and let it cook overnight for maybe a total of 10 hours. It turned out so lovely and added more seasoning before seasoning (to taste). Thank you for this recipe. I Will try more of your recipes Natasha. God bless.

  • Reply EDMUNDO HERRERO January 23, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Hola soy de México aunque no te entiendo tu idioma pero me doy una idea y me salen bien tus recetas, gracias, sigue siendo práctica y bella

  • Reply Skluj Doo January 31, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    My always go-to stew recipe. Truly delish for beef, pork or lamb. I added chili pepper paste too for another kick. Thank you for this amazing recipe! My son always asks for more.

  • Reply Tiago Miguel February 2, 2020 at 2:28 am

    Is it mandatory to go in the oven?

  • Reply Itrat Chd February 7, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Can we use something else instead of wine??

  • Reply Mae mupra February 9, 2020 at 6:08 am

    What if no oven

  • Reply Paulo Souza February 10, 2020 at 8:34 pm


  • Reply Jessil Ann Simmons February 12, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I tried this recipe and its amazing! I loved it!

  • Reply Big Daddy Maca February 14, 2020 at 4:24 am

    First video I've watched, now subscribed. Going to try this one tonight, hopefully I can do it justice. Thank you.

  • Reply Jenna Harber February 16, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    My family is not really a big fan of mushrooms so I was wondering could I just leave the mushrooms out of the red wine and just wait until the carrots and beef etc is done cooking and then add it in along with the broth?

  • Reply Nikola Paulovičová February 20, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    I just made this for second time. Everyone loooves it. Each time I used smoked bacon. Oh man the smell! The taste! Yumm. The first time I was scared to put the bay leaves in as I'm not big fun but it really belongs there! Love this recipe. So easy and it feed a crowd. Also I serve it with sour bread. It's more country like.

  • Reply Thomas P February 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I like your recipes and love your energy

  • Reply Mike Roberts February 28, 2020 at 2:19 am

    I cooked the beef stew and i tried a new twist as i only had a few minutes during my lunch so after cooking everything i put it all in my crockpot to finish cooking. As you said Oh my goodness it was so delicious!

  • Reply Jo Vee March 5, 2020 at 5:55 am

    I need to buy a Dutch oven!!! Looks super yummy! I've tried a few of your recipes already, and they've all been a hit!!

  • Reply Feroza Mahomed March 11, 2020 at 8:48 am

    I just cooked that receipe for dinner good job

  • Reply Rodeo Clown Obama March 13, 2020 at 4:22 am

    I have bay leaves that are 30 years old 😉 and omg do they smell good

  • Reply ILOVE DracoRosa March 17, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Watching, craving and following you from the Philippines (while on community quarantine/lockdown). Thank you for coming up with worth-subscribing-to channel as this. God bless you, Natasha. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply Junggie Beom March 17, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    What can I use instead of red wine (I don’t have it) 🤔

  • Reply GILBERT Hernandez March 23, 2020 at 1:38 am

    😪 Didn't let me save.

  • Reply GILBERT Hernandez March 23, 2020 at 1:39 am

    Got it saved . Great.

  • Reply GILBERT Hernandez March 23, 2020 at 1:41 am

    The parsley was so effective

  • Reply AyaVlogz March 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    love it

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