Electric Skillet Classic Beef Stew

Is there anything more comforting than a bubbling pot of stew? The warm steam and tantalizing smells will fill your kitchen, making stomachs rumble and hearts sigh in contentment.

Such is the power of Classic Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots. We have adapted the recipe so that you can make it in your electric frying pan. Believe us, electric skillet beef stew is just as good- or better!- than stove top, due to the ease with which you can cook your meal. The potatoes, celery, and carrots add a nice variety in texture to this meal, making it the perfect family meal.

Electric Skillet Beef Stew in a white bowl, cherry tomatoes and two forks on the side, white background.

Electric Skillet Classic Beef Stew

The warm steam and tantalizing smells of this classic beef stew will fill your kitchen, making stomachs rumble and hearts sigh in contentment.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 42 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 575.87kcal
Author Joss D


  • 1 1/2 lbs. chuck roast or round roast cubed
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups beef broth divided
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper


Electric Skillet


  • Season meat with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Heat electric skillet to 400ºF. Add the oil and sear the meat at high temperature, until it’s browned on each side.
  • Add garlic, onions, carrots and celery and sauté with the meat for around 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and mix it in until dissolved.
  • Pour 2 cups of broth in, marinara sauce, potatoes and bay leaf.
  • Lower temperature to 250ºF. Cover and cook for about 1.5 hours, or until meat is tender. If it becomes dry, just add more of the broth. If needed, season again with salt and pepper.
  • Discard bay leaf and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Electric Skillet Classic Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575.87 Calories from Fat 246
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.29g42%
Saturated Fat 9.34g47%
Cholesterol 117.37mg39%
Sodium 883.45mg37%
Potassium 1872.21mg53%
Carbohydrates 43.5g15%
Fiber 7.77g31%
Sugar 5.63g6%
Protein 41.6g83%
Vitamin A 5557.32IU111%
Vitamin C 33.24mg40%
Calcium 140.62mg14%
Iron 11.95mg66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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For those of you who are daring culinary adventurers, this recipe allows for experimentation. After all, within reason, what doesn't taste good in a stew? You could add seasonal vegetables such as squash, mushrooms, or corn. If you have an herb garden, this recipe is the perfect time to experiment with your flavorful plants: try adding basil, oregano, parsley, and/or thyme. Either way, your electric skillet beef stew will be delicious.

While your stew is bubbling away, you will have time to select the perfect wine. Some of the most popular wines to pair with a rich stew are a red Bordeaux, Argentinian Malbec, or a Cabernet Sauvignon. The dark fruit flavors and tannins complement the savory, meaty taste of the stew.

How did you enjoy your stew? Let us know in the comments and please share the recipe!

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