Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.
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5 from 2 votes

Root Beer Beef Stew

Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 oz root beer or beer if you choose
  • 3 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 8 new potatoes quartered or 4 baking potatoes, chopped
  • 4 carrots sliced diagonally
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • fresh parsely finely chopped to garnish
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar omit if using root beer

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large pot (or Dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Season beef. Brown meat on all sides, working in batches if necessary. Remove to plate.
  • Add onion to pot and reduce heat to low. Cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Pour in root beer, broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, paprika. 1/2 tsp kosher salt, pepper, and sugar (only if using beer). Return beef to pot. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until meat is tender.
  • Stir in potatoes and carrots. Simmer until vegetables are tender and meat is falling apart, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of liquid from pot and slowly whisk in flour. Slowly stir flour mixture back into pot and bring to a slow boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Adjust seasonings as needed. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • If you want to make this in the crock pot, brown beef. Add beef and all other ingredients, except flour to crock pot. Cook on low for 10-12 hours, or on high for 4-6. Remove 1 cup of liquid and slowly add flour. Slowly stir four mixture back into crock pot. Cook on high for 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5225IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg