Pour a nice glass of wine to enjoy with this French Country Beef Stew. Tender meat and Provencal vegetables are perfect for this hearty stew.

French Country Beef Stew
  • Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • EntrĂ©e

French Country Beef Stew


  • 2-1/2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package (.9 to 1.68 ounces) dry vegetable soup mix
  • 1 pound asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound baby red-skinned potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Combine beef, water and soup mix in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

  2. Add potatoes and mushrooms to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer, covered 10 minutes. Stir in asparagus; continue cooking, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cornstarch mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

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