Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Beef Stew and Homemade Dinner Rolls using a bread machine

by Lisa on February 27, 2012


This meal is hearty and comforting as well.  We love a big bowl of beef stew at our home.   Add homemade dinner rolls and you have a great meal!  I discovered this dinner roll recipe several weeks ago, thanks to the TMTT blog carnival.  You people always inspire.  I love using recipes which I found while surfing through your blogs!  I found this dinner roll recipe after clicking on Barb’s TMTT link for bread machine cinnamon rolls! Barb’s blog is A Life in BalanceHERE is the link to her homemade bread machine dinner rolls.  Below are the pictures of my rolls.  Thank you, Barb, my family LOVED them.

The dinner rolls, after letting them rise. Ready for the oven!

These dinner rolls were wonderful and so super easy.  I hope you will try them.

I served the dinner rolls with my hearty beef stew.  It was a perfect combination.  Now, when I make soups and stews, I never measure ingredients.  I add what veggies I have on hand, and season with which ever seasonings sound good that day.  I usually add bite sized chunks of potatoes to my stews.  However, this week, I added bite sized pieces of sweet potatoes.  It was great and the sweet potato will be making regular appearances in my beef stew for now on!

Hearty Beef Stew

  • 1-2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth (Chicken broth is what I keep at home.  I am sure beef broth would be great too.)
  • 1 can water
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped bite sized
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • seasoning to taste: salt, pepper, oregano, Italian Seasoning blend, garlic powder

Directions:  Using a dutch oven,  add 1 tsp olive oil and meat.  Brown stew meat.  Next add the chopped onion and continue cooking with the stew meat.  Once the onions are softened, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, and all the vegetables – except the sweet potatoes.  Add all the seasoning and bay leaf.  Initially turn up the heat until it begins to bubble.  Then turn the heat low and let the stew simmer.  I do not add the sweet potatoes until about 20-30 minutes before I plan to serve the stew.  This way the potatoes do not get too soft and mushy.  I like to make the in the afternoon and let it simmer for at least an hour.   This is such a simple stew, and I never make it quite the same.  I vary the ingredients and the seasonings depending on what is in the pantry and freezer.

Hearty Beef Stew

We will still have more cold days before Spring comes.   This meal is perfect for the cold.  Enjoy.

Come join SoupaPalooza at TidyMom and Dine and Dish sponsored by KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset”.  I am linking this post to their SoupaPalooza! There are some great prizes! 

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Lorraine February 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I have been so in the mood for Beef Stew ~ your hearty and comforting recipe sounds just right!


Tricia February 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I think I need a bread machine!

Thanks for hosting!


Bridget February 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

THanks for hosting!


Jill@RealFoodForager.com February 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I shared a recipe for a Cacao Date Energy Bar.

Thanks for hosting!


Deana February 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for hosting…..have a wonderful week:)


Miz Helen February 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Hi Lisa,
Your Beef Stew and homemade rolls look so delicious! I am sharing my Rosemary Pork Roast in the Slow Cooker today. Thank you for hosting and have a fabulous week!
Miz Helen


Lisa February 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Helen, your pork roast sounds wonderful!


Delilah February 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Thanks so much for hosting! Those rolls look super yummy!


Becky @ Pure Vitality February 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I have shared a post about how to do a healthy pantry and kitchen makeover. I’ve created an eBook that will guide you through a complete kitchen and
pantry makeover, which can be downloaded for FREE on my website. It’s kinda like taking a personal tour of my kitchen and pantry! It is really good for newbies, but you may find tips there as well.



Rachel @ My Happily Ever After February 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Mmm stew would be perfect on a cold rainy day like today!


emily February 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

your stew and rolls look amazing! I am making soup for dinner tonight and was going to make my yummy clover rolls. you are making me second guess the bread :o) LInked up a yummy taco soup!


Winnie February 28, 2012 at 1:07 am

Hi Lisa
There is nothing like homemade bread! The smell and the aroma and the taste are superb! Baking Challahs is my specialty so I looooooooove your rolls!

I’m sharing today my “Fish-shape Sweet Challah” and my “Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Mousse”

Thanks for hosting this party each week(!), and wishing you a wonderful rest-of-the-week


Michelle February 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Oooo those look good. I’m so with you on the stew and biscuits! But ummm, I don’t see a linky. Did it go down, or is my brain not working? 🙂

Cherry Bliss Bites this week!


Aisling Beatha February 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Michelle, it was definitely up earlier because I entered my recipes. Just came back to read a few more and it has gone.


Lisa February 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Ugh- sorry Michelle. Don’t know what happened. It was up early. I now have it back on. Yea – love blog malfunctions. 🙂


Katja February 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Wow, these dinner-rolls look wonderful! Have to try them!!! Just don’t have a bread machine, but I guess, with a little work it will work out without… Thanks for hosting that wonderful Linkup every week!

Greetings from Germany


Mary Joy February 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Lisa, that sounds just wonderful! Perfect for chilly MO nights!


Mrs. T February 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!


Queen of the House February 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Your stew and homemade dinner rolls look so yummy! LOVE comfort food! 🙂


Jerri March 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hi Lisa, I just saw on Tidy Mom that you won the Kitchen Aid Mixer from the Soupapalooza event! Yay! Congrats!


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