Brown Beef Stew


  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup beef broth can use water or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups V-8 juice can use tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion cut in pieces
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cut up
  • 3 to 4 carrots scraped and cut into pieces


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Coat the stew meat with the flour and brown in the butter. Whisk together the broth, V-8 juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, minced garlic and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Pour over the stew meat. Add the potatoes, carrots and onion to the skillet along with the bay leaves.
  • Cover and bring to a boil, turn down to simmer for 45 minutes to an hour or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy.


This recipe could be made in the crock pot by browning the meat in a skillet and then add it along with all the other ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for about 4 hours. You could also add celery, peas or green beans to the recipe.

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