Simple Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds room temperature beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (32 ounce) carton low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3yellow potatoes, or more to taste, cubed
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere’s®)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add meat, flour, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Add broth, tomatoes, potatoes, celery, and carrots, then stir in Creole seasoning and basil. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain simmer and cook, uncovered, until potatoes are soft, meat is tender, and gravy is thick, about 1 hour.

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