Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with our savory Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl recipe. This hearty and delicious meal, perfect for chilly evenings, combines tender, slow-cooked beef chunks and fresh, nutritious vegetables in a rich, flavor-packed broth. Served in a warm, crusty sourdough bread bowl, this dish is not just a meal, it’s a culinary adventure. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, it’s ideal for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs alike. Discover how to make this traditional, comforting stew that’s sure to become a family favorite. Experience the blend of rustic charm and gourmet taste with this home-cooked delight!


Beef Stew:

  • 2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Bread Bowls:

  • 4 large round sourdough bread loaves


Prepare the Beef:

  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper, then brown it in batches. Set aside.

Cook the Vegetables:

  • In the same pot, add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until softened.
  • Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir for a minute.

Simmer the Stew:

  • Add red wine (if using), scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaves, and browned beef.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1.5 hours or until beef is tender.

Add Potatoes:

  • Add potatoes to the stew and simmer for another 30 minutes.

Final Touches:

  • Add frozen peas and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaves.

Prepare Bread Bowls:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cut a circle on the top of each bread loaf and hollow out the insides, leaving a thick shell.
  • Place the bread bowls on a baking sheet and warm in the oven for about 10 minutes.


  • Ladle the hot beef stew into the warm bread bowls and serve immediately.

Enjoy your hearty and comforting Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite vegetables or herbs.

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