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Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

This is a very easy beef stew with few ingredients.  There is lots of room for adjustments and additions.  This is my creation.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. make sure all the cubes of beef are cut down and that they are all the same size.
  2. Brown the meat in a deep pot - I used a 4.5 qt dutch oven.
  3. After all meat is browned add onion and garlic and saute them with the beef for about 5 minutes.
  4. Then add the gravy and chicken stock to the pot. You may use more of less chicken stock depending on the consistency you like.
  5. Add the bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper.
  6. Turn the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for 45 minutes.
  7. After 45 minutes has past, add the diced potatoes and put the lid on and simmer for 1 hour. You can add more broth if the stew is too thick.
  8. At 1 hour and 45 minutes of cooking time, add the baby carrots. Put the lid back on and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  9. After 2 hours and 15 minutes, take out the bay leaves and serve with some fluffy rice.