Classic Beef Stew Recipe

Classic Beef Stew Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Jessica Gavin via Youtube


The Fall is the season for those hearty recipes, like this classic beef stew from Jessica Gavin on YouTube. I’ve tasted a lot of stew recipes throughout the years, but this one is still the best for me. It’s filling, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. What can I say – you have to try this to find out how perfect it is. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.



  • 2 1/2 lb boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups of carrots, cut into 3/4″ pieces
  • 1 cup of celery, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 cup of red onion, cut into 1″ thick pieces
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp parsley


Step 1

To start, prep and chop your veggies and meat accordingly and set them aside. Next, season the meat on both sides with 1 tsp kosher salt and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. After this, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, heat a large pot over medium-high heat, and add 3 tbsp olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the meat in a single layer, and sear each side until browned. After this, transfer them to a plate. Turn the heat down to medium and in the same pot, add the chopped carrots, celery, and onions. Saute them until the onions are browned, then add 1 tsp thyme and one bay leaf. Saute for 30 seconds, then add the minced garlic. Continue to saute for another 30 seconds.

Chopping the celery for the classic beef stew recipe
Image credits: Jessica Gavin via Youtube


Step 2

Now, add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and deglaze the pan. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Next, stir in 1 tbsp tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour and cook for one minute, then slowly stir in 3 cups of beef stock while scraping down the bottom of the pan. To finish, add 1 cup of red wine and 2 tsp of soy sauce. Mix well. Now, add the beef, potatoes, and carrots. Bring the liquid to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat for five minutes. Let it sit for a while, then transfer the pan to the oven covered. Bake it for 75  to 90 minutes.

Adding red wine to the classic beef stew
Image credits: Jessica Gavin via Youtube

Classic Beef Stew Recipe

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