Simple Beef Stew

Simple Beef Stew

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Camping
Servings 4 people


  • 750 g stewing beef (shin, flank, skirt or chuck)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 medium yellow onions (chopped)
  • 3 medium carrots (diced)
  • other root vegetables as desired
  • 450 ml water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut beef into 2cm/1 in cubes then toss in the flour, salt and pepper.
  • Fry briskly in hot oil until browned on all sides then remove to side plate.
  • Add the vegetables to the pan and continue to toss and fry for 6 -7 minutes.
  • Replace the meat and poor in the water. Slowly bring to the boil, lower heat and cover the pan.
  • Simmer gently for 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 hours until meat is tender.
  • Serve with roast or baked potatoes. Rice is also a good option.


If you have one this recipe works well in a slow cooker. Best of all you can use a cheap cut of meat because of the slow cooking time.
It’s more trouble, but I do enjoy serving stewed beef with cauliflower cheese.
Keyword Beef, Stew
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