Balsamic and Dijon Beef Stew

As the cold weather really takes hold here in the UK, I always turn to comfort food to warm our hearts and our belly’s! Stews and slow cooked meals are part of this selection of recipes and they are actually one way I can get the children to eat vegetables without any arguments.

The Balsamic and Dijon Beef Stew is a new recipe to us but boy will it stay as part of our winter warmers recipes. Easy to make and super tasty, a one pot meal that’s great for those days you need a meal ready when you walk in from a busy schedule.



  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500 g braising steak, cut into strips or diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 5 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • 2 handfuls Chantilly carrots
  • 2 handfuls baby potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil and add the steak and onion, saute for 5 minutes on a medium heat. Then add the balsamic vinegar, increase the heat until the vinegar reduces to a syrup, about 5 minutes. Add the Dijon.
  2. Add to your slow cooker.
  3. Add the beef stock and thyme.
  4. Add the potatoes and carrots, cooking for 6 – 8 hours on low/medium.
  5. Season and serve with crusty bread
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11 Comment

  1. I’m not usually a fan of stew, but that’s probably because it always has that same taste. I’m determined to start making them so maybe this will be a good recipe to start with – something with a bit of flavour! Might need to invest in a slow cooker too 🙂

  2. Ooh, I’m honestly liking the look of this one! Will definitely pin this one for future use 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for this recipe I have some stewing lamb meat and wondered what to do with it and now I can use this recipe instead. Thanks

  4. I’m not really a big fan of beef unless it’s a steak but I am always open to ideas for less work and less time when it comes to cooking! Plus I love the ingredients and can imagine using some lamb instead… definitely going to bookmark this post for the future 😉

    Emmie xo

  5. Oh wow! This looks amazing. Can you leave the house with a slow cooker on?

  6. I am definitely going to try to make this. Sounds absolutely perfect for winter dinners.

  7. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing

  8. This does sound just absolutely amazing and I have never thought to add anything like balsamic vinegar x

  9. I never though of putting Balsamic vinegar in stew, it looks amazing 🙂

  10. As soon as I read the title I know I would love this recipe. Definitely gonna be making this this winter

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