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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

By Traeger Kitchen

Beef stew cooked low and slow with wood that's a cool weather dinner to look forward to after a day of raking leaves. Traeger is truly a grill for all seasons.

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time

4 Hr




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
3 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 Teaspoon Traeger Prime Rub Rub, or salt and pepper
2 1/2 Pound beef chuck roast, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 Cup red wine, optional
3 Cup low sodium beef broth
1 Medium yellow onion, sliced
2 Clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
2 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme
4 carrots, diced 1-inch pieces
3 Medium russet potatoes, peeled, diced 1-inch pieces
3 Tablespoon instant mashed potato flakes, optional
Biscuits, or buttered noodles, for serving
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • 1

    In a large resealable plastic bag, add the flour and Traeger Prime Rib Rub. Add the beef cubes, and toss to coat.

  • 2

    In a large Dutch oven, over medium heat, warm the oil until shimmering. Add the beef in batches and brown on all sides.

  • 3

    Pour the wine, if using, and the beef broth into the pan and scrape up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. Stir in the onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire, bay leaf, and thyme. Put the lid on the Dutch oven.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 300°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 5

    Place the Dutch oven directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook the stew for 2 hours, then add the carrots and potatoes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C


  • 6

    Cover the stew close the lid, and continue to cook until the meat and vegetables are tender, about 2 hours.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C


  • 7

    If the gravy needs thickening, stir in 2-3 tablespoons of mashed potato flakes.

  • 8

    Remove the stew from the grill, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve with biscuits or buttered noodles, if desired. Enjoy!

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