The BEST Beef Stew
Brown the meat
Heat oil in a Dutch oven. Add stew meat, salt, and pepper and cook until browned on all sides.
Sauté the onions with the beef for several minutes.
Add seasonings and liquid
Stir until combined, then simmer for about 2 hours (until the beef is very tender).
Once the beef is tender, stir in potatoes, celery, carrots, and butternut squash (optional). Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes.
- Taste for flavoring and make adjustments. - Thicken (if desired). - Serve with crusty bread for dipping.
"This is perfect on cold nights with the family! Absolutely delicious!" -Amanda