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Gluten free beef stew in a large serving dish with a small bowl of stew and two slices of bread

Gluten Free Beef Stew

Easy beef stew recipe. Perfect hearty comfort food for cold nights. This recipe is kept simple and can easily be adapted to add in your favorite flavors or vegetables.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: fall recipe, gluten free beef stew, winter comfort food
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Calories: 386kcal

Nutritional information is meant as a guideline and all information is approximate.

Author: Amanda


  • Large casserole dish with lid (holds around 4 litres)
  • non stick pot


  • 800 grams Diced Beef
  • 1 Large Onion cut and sliced to your preferred size
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 500 ML Beef Broth/Stock (Be sure to check it is Gluten Free)
  • 2-3 Carrots cut and sliced to approx 1 inch chunks
  • 2-3 Large Potatoes - quartered (or 4-6 Baby potatoes halved)
  • 2 Heaped tablespoons Cornflour (Cornstarch in the U.S)
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley to garnish Optional


  • Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas mark 3.
  • Heat the oil in a non stick pan.
  • Carefully brown the beef in the hot pan and once almost browned add in the cut onion for the remaining last few minutes till it slightly softened.
  • Transfer the beef, onion, and any juices into the casserole dish. Pour the beef broth/stock over the meat. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and give it a good stir. Ensure that all the meat is covered with the liquid and add a little extra water if needed.
  • Place lid on the dish and put in the oven for 60 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the dish from the oven and add in the sliced carrot and potatoes. stir gently and place the lid on the dish and carefully put it back in the oven for a further 60 minutes.
  • Mix cornflour/cornstarch with 3-4 tbsps of water to make a slurry and it is a smooth liquid with no lumps.
  • Gently remove the dish from the oven and add in the slurry stirring as it is poured in. Place back in the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.


Is this recipe gluten and dairy free?
Yes, This recipe is gluten and dairy free. Just be sure to check all the ingredients list when using beef broth to ensure it is gluten free as some brands may contain gluten.
Can I make this recipe in the slow cooker?
Yes, To make this gluten free beef stew in the slow cooker or crockpot after browning the meat put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hrs or on low for 5-6 hrs. Add in the cornflour/cornstarch slurry in the last 30 minutes.
What's the best storage for this beef stew?
This can be stored in a sealed container or tub and placed in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pot.
Is it suitable for freezing?
Yes, this beef stew can be placed in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Defrost fully in the refrigerator or at room temperature before reheating in the microwave or a pot.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.4g | Protein: 33.2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 2.6g


Nutritional information is meant as a guideline and is always an approximate calculation. Recipes may include information of various products used. It is your responsibility to check that ingredients you use when making a recipe are gluten free.