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Croix Valley's Best Beef Stew

Such a hearty, delicious meal and so easy to prepare. There's no need for all-day slow-cooker recipes, a fantastic stew is prepared in about 25 minutes. Take the guesswork out of spices with this delicious meal the whole family will enjoy! You can't get a tastier beef stew anywhere!

Croix Valley's Best Beef Stew


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound beef chuck steak, cubed 1"
  • 20 oz. beef broth
  • 1 cup Croix Valley Original Steak Sauce
  • 3 medium potatoes, cubed 1"
  • 3 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add beef and sautee until browned, using salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In medium stock pot, add vegetables to broth and bring to a boil until vegetables are tender. Reduce heat.
  3. Add beef and Croix Valley Original Steak Sauce to stock pot and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat and enjoy! Serves 4.


Beef stew is a hearty, comfort food that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for centuries. It's a simple dish that consists of chunks of beef, vegetables, and a flavorful broth or sauce, and it can be cooked on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in a Dutch oven.

The origins of beef stew can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where people cooked chunks of meat and vegetables in pots over open fires. In fact, one of the earliest known recipes for beef stew comes from a Roman cookbook called "Apicius," which was written in the 1st century AD. This recipe called for beef, wine, and a variety of vegetables, such as leeks, onions, and carrots, to be cooked together in a pot.

beef stew recipe

Over the centuries, beef stew has evolved and taken on many different forms, depending on the region and culture. In Europe, beef stew is a popular dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. In the UK, a traditional beef stew is called "beef olives," and it consists of thin slices of beef wrapped around a filling of vegetables and herbs, and then braised in a flavorful broth.

In the United States, beef stew has also been a popular dish for a long time. During the colonial period, beef stew was a common dish that was cooked in large pots over open fires. In the 19th century, beef stew became a popular dish on the American frontier, as it was a cheap and easy way to feed a large group of people.

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Today, beef stew is enjoyed all over the world, and it's a popular comfort food that's often associated with cold winter days (especially in Wisconsin). There are many different variations of beef stew, and people often add their own twist to the recipe by using different types of vegetables, herbs, and spices. Consider our recipe a solid base to work and experiment with as you see fit.

So next time you enjoy a warm bowl of beef stew, take a moment to appreciate the rich history of this tasty and comforting dish. Whether it's a classic version with just a few simple ingredients, or a more complex recipe with a variety of flavors and spices, beef stew is a dish that has stood the test of time and will continue to be enjoyed by people all over the world for many more centuries to come.

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