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Beef, potato, and champignon stew

All your family members will surely like thе rich flavor and distinctive taste of just prepared beef stew with root vegetables and champignons.

The warming stew has all you expect in a hearty family stew: flavorful beef chunks, soft potato, tender champignons, delicious carrot… The secret of this dish lies in combination of spices: the mix of dried basil and dill with black and white ground pepper – is just gorgeous.

Warming and comforting, this dish can’t go wrong.


  • 1 big carrot
  • 6 champignons
  • 1 big bulb onion
  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 400 g (14 oz) beef
  • black ground pepper – to taste
  • white ground pepper – to taste
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • dried basil – to taste
  • dried dill – to taste
  • salt – to taste


Peel and rinse a carrot. Cubes the vegetable and transfer it to a plate. Peel and wash a bulb onion. Cut the onion finely.

Preheat vegetable oil in a frying pan. Reduce the fire and transfer the onion there. Fry the onion until it gets golden and let it cool.

Wash champignons thoroughly. Peel and slice the mushrooms. Peel potatoes, wash and dice them.

Cut the meat into medium pieces and season it with pepper. Pour vegetable oil in a frying pan and preheat it slightly. Add the beef and cook it over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes.

Pour water in a pan and bring it to boil. Then transfer the beef there and add 1/2 dessert spoon of salt. Mix everything carefully and wait until the water starts to boil again. Cook the meat for 7-10 minutes more. Add the potato and carrot. Stir to combine and continue to cook for 20 minutes more. Then put the champignons and onion in the pan. Add white ground pepper, dried basil, and dill. Mix everything carefully and continue to stew for 15-20 minutes.

When the stew is cooked, set it aside for 30 minutes before serving.

Enjoy your meal!

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