Quick and Easy Stovetop Beef Stew

Today I’m going to share my quick and easy to prepare Beef Stew recipe that you can set to cook on your stovetop while you help with homework or get something else done. Also, it uses only one pot plus a few utensils so cleanup is a breeze. (This stew needs to simmer for 1.5 hours but it’s quick because it takes Just a few minutes to throw together.) 

Let’s go right to it: 

Easy Stovetop Beef Stew

  • 2 pounds Stew meat
  • 32 ounces Beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 pound carrots, chopped (I used 1 bag of petite carrots)
  • 8 medium potatoes, chopped in 1/2″ pieces
  • 28 ounce diced tomatoes 
  • Half of 1 white or yellow onion
  • Chopped garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Bay leaf
  • Olive oil, salt, pepper
  • Optional: celery

Add olive oil, garlic and onion to large stockpot. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add Stew meat and cook on medium heat until brown on outside and mostly cooked through. 

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 

Voila! That’s it! Easy, nutritious, filling and warm. Great on cold winter evenings. 

Serve with Italian bread to soak up the yummy juices left in your bowl. 

Enjoy! If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it.