Beef stew is one of those great classic comfort foods. I love my mom’s recipe. It really is the best in my book. I will be sharing that recipe in my cookbook scheduled to come out in Spring 2010. So you’ll have to wait for the book to get that one. However, I saw a recipe for skillet ground beef stew in my Betty Crocker Aug/Sept 2010 issue titled Best Burgers and More and gave it a try.
My mom’s stew recipe does take 3 hours to make. This skillet version only takes 30 minutes. It is very easy make and very tasty. I still think mom’s version is the best, but this is really yummy for a quick version made on a stove top. For me, a good stew must have potatoes, carrots, and beef. This recipe has all of those plus mushrooms, with I LOVE. The gravy portion of this stew gets a good amount of flavor from some Dijon mustard too. This stew had a very fresh flavor. We had a little leftover. So, I ate it for my lunch the next day. I think this skillet ground beef stew tasted even better when you have it the next day.Print