Beef stew is a hearty and comforting dish that is perfect for cold weather. It is made with tender beef, vegetables, and a flavorful broth. The beef is seared until browned, then simmered with onions, carrots, potatoes, and herbs. The stew is cooked low and slow until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together. It can be served as a main dish with crusty bread or over mashed potatoes or rice. Leftover stew can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.