This Classic Chunky Beef Stew is on the top of our hearty wintertime supper list. We didn’t use plain stew meat, we cut up a beef chuck roast into 1 1/2 inch chunky cubes for a rich and satisfying meal.
I know people that live in the North make fun of us down here in the South about being sissies when it comes to cold weather. Most of it is well deserved, if the weather gets below 55 degrees F, we bring out the slow cookers, dutch ovens and our stew, soup, and chili recipes. We start lighting fires in the fireplace and take pajama days. We are sun worshippers and actually, love the sunshine and the heat here in Texas and whine about the cold. I guess that does make us cold weather sissies.
Because it is a little further North than where I have spent most of my life, it does get colder here at the Ranch. The Big Open Plains are just north of us and in the winter the wind blows out of the North. And I swear there is nothing between us the North Pole except a barb wire fence. The cold wind goes right into my bones and freezes me from the inside out.
One of the best ways to thaw out those frozen bones is a belly full of chunky beef stew. This Chunky Beef stew recipe can either be made on the stove or in a slow cooker and feeds up to six people. It is a warm bowl of comfort on these cold winter days here on the Ranch.