My simple beef stew seasoning uses all the best herbs and spices so you can make a beef stew that is out-of-this-world delicious! This multipurpose stew seasoning is perfect for enhancing a variety of red meats, so keep some on hand for whenever the need arises!
Measure out your herbs and spices into a small bowl (salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, paprika, basil, celery salt, oregano, rosemary, cayenne pepper plus either of the optional herbs, ground sage or marjoram).
1 ½ tablespoon Kosher salt, ½ tablespoon ground black pepper, ½ tablespoon garlic powder, ½ tablespoon paprika, ½ tablespoon onion powder, 2 teaspoon basil, 2 teaspoon celery salt, 1 teaspoon oregano, ¼ teaspoon rosemary, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon ground sage, ¼ teaspoon marjoram
Mix well to evenly distribute the herbs and spices throughout the blend. You can use a spice or coffee grinder to break down the herbs into a super-fine consistency if desired.
Use half of the mixed beef stew seasoning to season a beef stew recipe with approximately 4 cups of broth (and 1-2 pounds beef).
Yields 5.25 tablespoons of seasoning (with one of the optional ingredients, otherwise the yield is 5 tablespoons).
Enough to season two beef stew recipes.
Store any unused seasoning in an airtight container, preferably in a cool, dark storage area.
Shake to evenly distribute the seasoning blend after storing (before using any remaining portion).
I suggest adding 2 bay leaves to your beef stew seasoning blend when making a stew.
There is no thickening agent in this spice blend. If your recipe does not have any flour mentioned, start with a slurry of 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour and 3 tablespoons cold water. Whisk until smooth then whisk into your stew. Bring the stew to a simmer to thicken. Adjust as needed, adding small amounts after that as your stew will thicken quickly.