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This traditional beef stew recipe using Canadian beef is one that brings back many good memories. Family traditions are incredibly important to me. Growing up on a Canadian beef farm, I always knew that no matter what the day held, when supper time rolled around our family would be enjoying a homemade meal around the family table.

traditional beef stew recipe. Easy to make comfort food at its finest.

Years have passed, but one thing that remains the same is the importance of eating supper together as a family. My favorite meals are the traditional ones, the ones that fill the home with tantalizing aromas that bring back the best of memories and create new ones.

This traditional beef stew is so easy to make. Pair it with a slice of homemade sourdough bread and butter and you will enjoy a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

traditional beef stew recipe using Canadian Beef.


Yield: 6-8


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

This traditional beef stew recipe made using the finest Canadian beef is easy to make and a comfort food the whole family will enjoy.


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs Canadian stewing beef (in chunks)
  • 1/4 cup lard or butter
  • 1 onion (chooped)
  • 4 medium - large potatoes (chopped)
  • 4 large carrots (chopped)
  • 3 cups water
  • dried parsley (optional)


  1. Mix together flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the beef to the flour mixture and stir until coated.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. In a cast iron dutch oven melt the lard/butter on the stovetop over medium high heat in the pan. Once melted and hot add the flour/beef mixture and fry until browned (stirring occasionally) - approx 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped onions, potatoes with skin still on, and the carrots. Pour the water over top, cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with dried parsley if desired. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  7. *Tip - You can make this earlier in the day and when the 2 hours are done you can turn the oven down to 200 degrees and leave in till you are ready to eat - we often do this for up to 3 hours.
  8. Enjoy!


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  • The beef industry contributes almost $25 billion to the Canadian economy annually.
  • Canada is the 8th largest exporter of beef in the world.
  • 35% of Canada’s beef is exported.

I am happy that my parents, and 2 of my siblings raise Canadian beef.

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Lynda Cook

Monday 30th of December 2019

Beef stew is so good and hits the spot, I love making dumplings to go with my stew, think I just have to make a pot of stew next week!

Ryan Escat

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Looks like a delicious recipe. I want to try this!


Saturday 30th of April 2016

Yum! Beef stew is the best with some yummy fresh bread and butter. Now I'm seriously craving beef stew. Might have to make some this weekend.

William Sweeney

Friday 29th of April 2016

I am a complete beef man!! I love a good stew this sounds so good, one of my favorite winter dinners!

Ann Bacciaglia

Friday 29th of April 2016

This beef stew recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I have not made stew for a long time. I will have to try this on the weekend.

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