The Best Beef Stew Recipe | From Grandma Dalton

The Best Beef Stew Recipe | From Grandma Dalton

Do you know that home cooked meal feeling? Its warm and fuzzy and makes you feel so loved and comfortable all at the same time. That is the feeling this best beef stew recipe will bring to your dinner table.

This is my Grandma Dalton’s recipe that she made for my mom and my mom made for me, and now I make it for my family. It was a favorite Halloween dinner recipe because we all loved it (meaning we’d actually eat dinner and therefore be allowed to eat some Halloween candy later), and it warms you up on a cold autumn night (which Halloween’s always were in Utah).

I love to make it because its super simple meaning there aren’t a lot of ingredients and it doesn’t take more than 45 minutes.

The Best Beef Stew | Grandma Dalton's Recipe

Recipe Tip

Here’s a little tip, when you brown your meat be ready to add the water as soon as you can’t see anymore red meat, it probably wont be cooked through yet but it’s more tender if it finishes cooking while everything else boils.

I hope you enjoy and find a fun, yummy, simple recipe to add to your recipe repertoire.

The Best Beef Stew

My Grandma Dalton's Recipe for the Best Beef Stew.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Stew
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Mardene Dalton



  • 1 lb Stew Meat (beef cut into bite sized pieces)


  • 5-6 Carrots diced
  • 5-6 Potatoes diced
  • 1/2 pkg Frozen peas


  • 1 quart Water
  • 16 oz can Beef Broth


  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup Flour


  • Add butter to large stew pot with meat and brown. Sprinkle with flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Add water, broth, vegetables, and soup mixes.
  • Boil until vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve with bread for dipping.

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