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Skillet Ground Beef Stew

by Laura

Beef stew is one of those great 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 version takes 30 minutes.  It is very easy and 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 dijon mustard too.  This stew had a very fresh flavor.   We had a little leftover and I ate it for lunch the next day.  I think it tasted even better the next day.

Skillet Ground Beef Stew

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups  beef-flavored broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb unpeeled Yukon Gold or red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 medium) I used Yukon Gold
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in salt, pepper and flour. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In small bowl, mix broth, whipping cream and mustard with wire whisk. Add to beef mixture. Stir in potatoes and carrots.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 15 minutes until vegetables are tender and sauce is slightly thickened. If the sauce is too thin at the end of the cooking process, increase the heat to medium-high and cook uncovered another few minutes until the liquid reduces and is slightly thickened.  Sprinkle with parsley. Serves 4-5

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25 comments

Lina July 10, 2020 - 1:44 am

I added garlic, celery, zucchini and swapped cream for Greek yogurt. It was a little salt because of the beef broth (from bouillon cube) so next time I wouldn’t add any salt to the meat first. I didn’t add the mushrooms because I hate mushrooms. It was a quick, fast recipe… easy and tasted pretty good.

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Connor February 23, 2018 - 7:07 pm

This+is+pretty+good.+However+I+recommend+trusting+your+instincts+in+regards+to+the+times+in+the+recipe.+Enjoyable+meal+though

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Donn douglas November 27, 2016 - 12:18 am

Looks good but I’ll be adding a truck load of fresh ginger to mine.

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Candis January 28, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Great recipe! I added onions, red bell peppers and celery and it was a really quick and good recipe.

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Candis January 28, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Great recipe! I added onions, red bell peppers and celery and it was a really quick and good recipe.

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Faith April 13, 2013 - 10:51 am

Trying this tonight. Its a perfect day for stew. We are getting 20 cm of snow on this lovely spring day. I’m going to have dumplings with it. Yummmm

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Faith April 13, 2013 - 10:51 am

Trying this tonight. Its a perfect day for stew. We are getting 20 cm of snow on this lovely spring day. I’m going to have dumplings with it. Yummmm

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Angelia B. March 5, 2012 - 12:41 pm

I do not have heavy whipping cream but everything else. Will it still come out the same way?

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Angelia B. March 5, 2012 - 12:41 pm

I do not have heavy whipping cream but everything else. Will it still come out the same way?

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Jen October 2, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Looks great! Any suggestions for side dishes or something to serve it over?

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Jen October 2, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Looks great! Any suggestions for side dishes or something to serve it over?

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Cheryl September 29, 2010 - 10:26 am

I tried this last night and it was delicious! Everyone loved it, thanks so much!

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Cheryl September 29, 2010 - 10:26 am

I tried this last night and it was delicious! Everyone loved it, thanks so much!

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amber September 28, 2010 - 9:41 am

Yummy! We will definately have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck with book =)

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amber September 28, 2010 - 9:41 am

Yummy! We will definately have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck with book =)

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Donnie September 28, 2010 - 8:40 am

Wow- congrats on the book. Keep me posted when it’s available. I have so many recipes of yours printed out. Now I have to print another one. Looks good.

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Donnie September 28, 2010 - 8:40 am

Wow- congrats on the book. Keep me posted when it’s available. I have so many recipes of yours printed out. Now I have to print another one. Looks good.

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Lorene (just Lu) September 28, 2010 - 8:01 am

Yum! This sounds amazing and perfect for fall… whenever it decides to get here. 🙂

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Lorene (just Lu) September 28, 2010 - 8:01 am

Yum! This sounds amazing and perfect for fall… whenever it decides to get here. 🙂

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Lori @ RecipeGirl September 28, 2010 - 7:37 am

This is a terrific, family-friendly meal!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl September 28, 2010 - 7:37 am

This is a terrific, family-friendly meal!

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