Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a hearty stew that is warm and cozy.  The perfect one pot dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food!

For a long time, I have wanted to add some flair to my Simply Beef Stew recipe, which we love. Who doesn't love one pot meals? You might say that this stew is a layer and layers of flavors all in one pot. 

The stew begins with the beef coated with flour and seasonings.  Then I add onions, fennel and carrot, then onto the butternut squash and potatoes, and ending with a slow simmer with a bay leaf and sprigs of thyme. 

What else can I say, this Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a wonderful aromatic dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! The recipe for those cute little biscuits is here!

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 1/4-12 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • 1 1/2-2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 bulb fennel, sliced thin
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig(or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 cups homemade beef broth (or canned)
  • 1 cup of wine
In a large pot, over high heat, add the olive oil. In a mixing bowl, toss the beef with flour and garlic powder, coriander, salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, sear the meat for 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove browned meat from pot; set aside. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the fennel and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, butternut squash to the pan, stir and cook 5-10 minutes. Deglaze the pan with broth. Add the browned meat back into the broth along with the potatoes. Add the thyme and bay leaves. Bring the stew up to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the meat is very tender. If the liquid get to low add more beef broth or wine.


  1. Hi Kay,
    This is really a good Beef Stew recipe. I love the addition of the Butternut to give it that nice fall touch. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. I sure hope you enjoy your Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Your stew looks delish! Love all the root veggies and squash that we have this fall to use in stews. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

  4. this looks so yummy.
    I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    Have a great week,

  5. Thank you for sharing you recipe... YUMMY! It will be featured on this weeks Amaze Me Monday :D

  6. You are driving me crazy with all these squash recipes! I also make a squash focaccia and it is one of the nicest breads to eat. I have also bookmarked your pasta shells to make this week.

  7. I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you. UpdateLand

    1. Hi Jamie! So happy you are enjoying the recipes...welcome to CWK! If you will scroll back up and look under the pinterest scroll...there is a roll of social share buttons. At the very end of the buttons there is a print button. Hope this helps....


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