A classic beef stew that can be seasoned with your favorite butcher's rub.



*Recipe works with other coarse butcher’s rubs, like Hudson Bay Beef Spice, Great Plains Bison & Beef Rub, Pike’s Peak Butcher's Rub, Summit County Seasoning or Mt. Evans Butcher's Rub. You can substitute beef broth for any other broth of choice.


Heat oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or large, high-sided saute pan. Add onions and cook until translucent, then push them to one side of the pan. Add beef and brown on all sides. Stir in carrots and celery and cook for 3 more min. (If using a smaller pan, cook onions, beef, and carrots/celery in separate batches, then combine.) Sprinkle with flour and cook until flour picks up all of the fat in the pan and starts to smell nutty, about 2 min. Add broth and Guinness to deglaze pan. Add potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, bay leaves and The Q Steak Rub. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 min. to an hour, or until beef is tender and stew is to the consistency of your liking. If it has trouble thickening, add 1 Tbsp. tomato powder at a time (made into a paste by adding water) to help thicken the stew. Season with salt & pepper to taste before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Great with toasted bread or mashed potatoes to sop up the rich sauce.


4 servings

Thanks To

Kate Wheeler, Savory Spice—Santa Fe, NM owner

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Savory Spice Shop Ingredients
Reduced Sodium Beef Style Broth Concentrate $8.90
Mushrooms, Oyster, Dehydrated 4 oz bag $12.10
Garlic, Dehydrated: Minced 1 oz bag $2.20
Bay Leaves, Turkish 1/4 oz bag $2.35
The Q Steak Rub 1 oz bag $2.45
Tomato Powder 2 floz bottle $4.90
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5 stars 3/12/17 tricmurr
Deliscous!! Will definitely make again. I added a little Madeira wine to the recipe and it was fantastic.
3 stars 12/12/14 Garagebabe123
Very Hearty!! I had to double the recipe and used the crock pot. After multiple taste tests I decided that it was a bit bland (for our family)... So I added a few shakes of the grey sea salt and about 4 good shakes of the earl grey rub and that added some more flavor. I served this over noodles for my boys and over mashed potatoes for myself... (everyone agreed it is much better over mashed potatoes). I used the Q steak rub. We will make this again but I might try adding wine with the guinness... see how that turns out. Thank You Savory Spice for having so many recipes!