Mom's Basic Vegetable Beef Stew

Mom's basic vegetable beef stew is loaded with potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery for a hearty and warming meal for cold winter evenings.

Pour in enough olive oil into a large stockpot to coat the bottom; add 1 onion, carrots, garlic, red pepper flakes, Greek seasoning, rosemary, thyme, basil, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt,...


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped, divided
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender's®) (optional)
  • 1 pinch dried rosemary
  • 1 pinch ground thyme
  • 1 pinch dried basil
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (32 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

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