One Pot Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots

This classic beef stew is the comfort food you’ll want to make on a chilly weekend. Beef, onion, carrots, potatoes, and tomato sauce come together in one pot. If you are feeding a crowd, you can double it easily and prepare it ahead of time, and just simmer to keep it warm and tender. After a few hours of cooking, the meat becomes amazingly tender and the flavors all combine into a deliciously comforting and cozy meal.

beef stew

How to Choose the Right Kind of Meat? 

When choosing beef, any cut works. Because stew simmers for hours, even the inexpensive cuts will become tender, soft and will melt in your mouth. I don’t necessarily go for the meat labeled “beef stew meat” at the butcher shop. You should ask the butcher what kind of meat it is before buying. I prefer to buy uncut meat and cut it at home into stew pieces myself. If you are on a budget, look for the front shoulder, or also known as the chuck roast. 

Soup Ingredients

For the potato, I like to use Yukon potatoes for their silky-smooth taste. But russet potatoes work well too. This recipe of stew is made with carrots, onions, and tomato paste. While most beef stew on the internet is made with red wine, I prefer to make it with the tomato flavors, first, because that is how my family always made it and second, because it doesn’t have the overpowering taste of the wine. 

The rest of the ingredients are simple, ones that you most likely always have on hand. Olive oil, water, salt and pepper to taste, and fresh dill for garnish. (You can also use parsley instead of the dill.)

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 lb boneless beef
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 7  potatoes, (depending on their size)
  • 3 Tbsp organic tomato paste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • water
  • fresh dill, for garnish 

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Directions on Making One Pot Beef Soup:

Start by heating extra virgin olive oil in a large cast-iron pot over the stovetop. Add in the cut beef, a big pinch of salt and pepper on medium-high temperature, and begin to brown the beef, about 1-2 minutes.

beef stew recipe

The, add in peeled and cut potatoes (don’t cut potatoes into small pieces, so your stew doesn’t get too mushed).

beef stew recipe

Add in the chopped onion.

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Next, the carrots go into the pot.

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Add in the tomato paste, and add just enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste, and check by tasting the water.

beef stew recipe

Cover the pot with the lid and slow-cook for 1 ½ hour over the lowest heat. When finished, garnish with fresh dill and serve.

beef stew

Other All-In One-Pot Dishes You May Like: 

Chicken with Rice in one pot

Beef with Potatoes in One Pot

Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Potato

Equipment I Used

One Pot Beef Stew

One-Pot Beef Stew Recipe

The perfect dish with some mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8
Calories 342 kcal


  • cast iron pot
  • vegetable peeler
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spatula


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lb beef boneless
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 7 potatoes (depending on their size)
  • 3 Tbsp organic tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
  • water
  • fresh dill for garnish


  • Heat up 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a cast iron pot (or any pot).
  • Chop 2 pounds of beef, then sauté in oil for 1 minute on medium-high heat. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
    One Pot Beef Stew
  • Peel and chop 7 potatoes into fours (you don’t want small pieces, that would make it mushy), add to the beef.
    One Pot Beef Stew
  • Chop 1 yellow onion, add to the pot.
    One Pot Beef Stew
  • Peel and slice 4 carrots.
    One Pot Beef Stew
  • Add 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste.
  • Add just enough water to cover all the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    One Pot Beef Stew
  • Cover the lid and simmer for 1 hour on the lowest heat.
    One Pot Beef Stew
  • Garnish with fresh dill and serve!
    One Pot Beef Stew


Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Beef Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 5187IU104%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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