Whiskey Stew Recipe

Lets learn how to make this whiskey stew recipe (unless you use Pendleton, then it’s whisky)!

This meal had a wonderful rich flavor. I should have doubled it, I shared it with my parents and in-laws, so we didn’t get more than a taste! It made about 4 good servings. We think this is a great starter recipe for large gatherings, cozy nights, and nights where an easy throw together meal is needed.

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Recipe Level

Very Easy

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time


Dinner / Holiday/Gathering


4 People


  • 2Tbsp.Olive Oil
  • 6Unit(s)carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1Unit(s)onion chopped, sweet or purple work best
  • 2Unit(s)celery chopped
  • 2Lbsstew meat (I used a 2 ½# chuck roast and chopped into 1” cubes, trimming off most excess fat)
  • 2Tsp.flour
  • 1xSalt and pepper
  • 1/2C.whiskey (I used Pendleton 1910 Rye and it worked beautifully)
  • 1Tbsp.dried basil
  • 1Tbsp.Rainier The Essentials seasoning
  • 2C.beef broth
  • 1C.Water


  1. Heat oil in a heavy pan or pot over medium high heat. Add the carrots, onion and celery and saute until starting to brown.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan or pot (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat. You can use the same pan as above, just remove the vegetables first. Or use a second pan (that’s how I do it…just so I can go faster, you can cook both at the same time that way). Place beef in the hot pan and cook until browned. Add flour, salt and pepper to taste and stir until the beef is well covered. If your pan isn’t big enough to hold all pieces with room in between them, do this in 2 batches.
  3. Combine the two sets of ingredients into one large heavy pot. Add the following ingredients and stir: ½ cup whiskey (I used Pendleton 1910 Rye and it worked beautifully) 1 T dried basil 1 T Rainier The Essentials seasoning 2 c beef broth 2 c water
  4. Cook on low for 2-3 hours…that way the flavors really mellow together. 1 hour before serving you can add 4-5 chopped red potatoes if desired. This changes the recommending serving size from 4-6 people.

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