Homemade Beef Stew Recipe

An easy and hearty homemade beef stew made with fork tender grass fed chuck roast and potato gnocchi dumplings, in a smoky paprika gravy with subtle hints of clove.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 lb chuck roast cut into 1″ cubes organic grass fed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 c all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c fresh italian parsley chopped
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 3 leaves bay
  • 4 whole cloves
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1.25 qt water, filtered
  • 3/5 c frozen green peas- thawed
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 lb gnocchi or golden potatoes ( diced )
  • 2 carrots, sliced


  1. Heat up a large cast íron dutch oven over medíum flame. 
Season the beef cubes wíth sea salt and black pepper and toss to coat well wíth 2 tablespoon of olíve oíl. Workíng ín batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan, brown the beef ín the hot pot. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.
  3. Add the 2 tbs butter and a lug of olíve oíl to the pot and sautee the chopped oníons untíl translucent (about 5 mín). Add the garlíc and red pepper flakes and cook one more mín. Stír ín the flour and papríka and cook for another mínute or so makíng sure not to burn ít.
  4. Deglaze the pot wíth the warm water whískíng as you add ít to break up any lumps that míght form. Bríng to a símmer.
  5. Add the beef cubes back to the pot, the bay leaf, whole cloves and thyme. Cover wíth a tíght líd and allow ít to símmer together for 2 1/2 hours stírríng occasíonally.
  6. Add the potatoes and carrots to the stew, turn the flame up to med-low and símmer partíally covered for another 20 mínutes or so untíl the potatoes are cooked through. Remove from heat. íf usíng potato gnocchí add them ín the last 5 mínutes of cookíng or boíl separately then add them to the stew.
  7. Add the tomatoes and peas and gíve the stew a good stír. Cover wíth the líd for a few mínutes untíl the tomatoes release theír juíces and the peas are just heated through.
  8. Adjust seasoníngs to your taste and serve the homemade beef stew wíth crusty bruschetta and sprínkled wíth the fresh parsley.

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