Beef Stew Over Fluffy Mashed Potatoes


Savor the rich and comforting flavors of our Hearty Beef Stew, served over a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes. This dish combines tender chunks of beef, simmered in a savory broth with vegetables, creating a deeply flavorful stew. Paired with smooth, buttery mashed potatoes, it's a perfect meal for chilly evenings or whenever you crave homestyle comfort.

Beef Stew Over Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6 people. 
  • Each serving includes a generous portion of beef stew served over mashed potatoes.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 650 kcal
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 35 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg
  • Sodium: 780 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g


For the Beef Stew

  • Beef chuck, cut into cubes: 900 g (2 lbs)
  • Carrots, chopped: 3
  • Potatoes, chopped: 3
  • Onion, chopped: 1 large
  • Celery stalks, chopped: 2
  • Garlic, minced: 2 cloves
  • Beef broth: 1.5 liters (6 cups)
  • Tomato paste: 60 g (2 oz)
  • Worcestershire sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Flour: 30 g (1/4 cup)
  • Olive oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Bay leaves: 2

For the Mashed Potatoes

  • Potatoes, peeled and quartered: 1.3 kg (3 lbs)
  • Butter: 100 g (1/2 cup)
  • Milk: 240 ml (1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Method of Preparation

Prepare the Beef Stew

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown the beef on all sides. Add onions and garlic, cooking until softened.
  • Stir in flour, then gradually add beef broth, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, celery, and bay leaves. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 1.5 hours.

Cook the Mashed Potatoes

  • Boil potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  • Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash until smooth.


  • Spoon the fluffy mashed potatoes onto plates and top with the hearty beef stew.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Sear the beef in batches to avoid overcrowding and ensure a good crust.
  • For thicker stew, mix a little water with additional flour and stir into the stew towards the end of cooking.
  • Let the stew simmer gently to develop deeper flavors.


Can I make this stew in a slow cooker?

Yes, after browning the beef, transfer all ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

Can I add other vegetables to the stew?

Absolutely! Turnips, parsnips, and peas are great additions.

How long will leftovers last?

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.