• Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Servings: 6 Large Bowls
  • Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes


My friend Jules, sent me her recipe for Beef Stew, but since she is such a Pooh fan, and it is her nickname, her family changed the name to Pooh Stew.


  • 2 lbs stew meat
  • 3 med onions, chopped thinly
  • 8 med potatoes, diced a bit large
  • 1 small bag baby carrots, cut in half
  • 1 clutch celery, chopped thinly
  • 1 C flour
  • 5 Tbs veg oil
  • Garlic to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Onion powder to taste
  • 2 pinches thyme
  • 8 C water
  • 10 beef boullion cubes


  • Put oil in large skillet on med heat.
  • Flour stew meat and salt and pepper as you brown on ALL sides.
  • In large stock/stew pot, add water, boullion, and a dash of chefs bouquet and bring to a boil.
  • Add meat, onions, carrots, celery, and spices to taste.
  • Boil 5 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cover for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • After an hour the meat should be tender.
  • Add potatoes and cook, covered, until they are soft and taking on color of broth.
  • If needed add enough water/cornstarch mixture to thicken (should not need much).
  • Allow to simmer, uncovered, another 10 minutes.
  • Serves 6 large bowls.

Categories: Beef  Misc. One Dish  Stew  Vegetable 

Author Credit: Jules Casteel

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