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Red Wine Beef Stew

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This easy, red wine beef stew is tender and delicious! It’s filled with veggies and seasoned with rosemary and thyme – creating a hearty comfort food. Serve it over mashed potatoes or with drop biscuits complete meal!


  • 2 pounds stew meat
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 carrots, sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or 1 tablespoon cornstarch)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Season the stew meat with salt and pepper. Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven to medium-high. Brown the beef on all sides. Remove the meat and any juices from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add olive oil, vegetables and tomato paste. Stir until evenly coated and sauté until the onions have become translucent.
  3. Pour in the red wine, beef broth and thyme, stirring as needed. Then submerge the rosemary and bay leaves in the liquid.
  4. Cover the pot and simmer for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl or jar, whisk the flour (or cornstarch) and water together until smooth. Increase heat to medium and stir the mixture into the pot. Let the stew continue to cook until the liquid has thickened.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste and remove herbs before serving.


To make this recipe gluten free, use the listed amount of cornstarch as a thickener and make sure to choose a gluten free broth.

  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Braising
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 446
  • Sugar: 9.2 g
  • Sodium: 1585.7 mg
  • Fat: 16.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.3 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 53.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 149.6 mg

Keywords: dairy free, egg free, easy, beef, stew, winter, fall, easy, gluten free option