Veal or Beef Stew with Dill

Veal Stew with Dill

Veal or Beef Stew with Dill

Fresh garden dill, with its refreshing, unique flavour, is one of the best herbs to elevate a dish from the ordinary to the extraordinary. This one-pot stew is transformed from the usual meat stew by the addition of dill and cream. A great dish when served on its own or over a plate of pasta or mashed potatoes. So this year, don’t just grow dill for making dill pickles, be sure to grow some to make this fantastic one-pot stew!
YIELD : 6 servings
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 627 kcal


  • Oven safe pot with a lid or a Dutch oven


  • 3 pounds veal stewing meat cut into 1" cubes or alternatively just cut up a 3 pound roast
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg freshly grated has the most flavour
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons pepper
  • 3 cups carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups onions coarsely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons fresh dill- divided chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup half and half


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil on medium-high. Add the veal and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg and sprinkle over the veal.
  • Cook on medium for 2-5 minutes but do not brown the flour.
  • Add the carrots, onions, 3 tablespoons of the dill and the chicken stock. The stock should just cover the meat and vegetables.
  • Bring the contents to a boil and then turn off the stove.
  • Cover and put in the oven and bake at 350°F for an hour and a half.
  • Remove from the oven and add the cream. Bring to just a simmer on the stovetop and then turn off the element. Note: Do not boil. Boiling may cause the milk to curdle. Add the remaining dill. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
  • Serve over egg or penne noodles, orzo pasta or mashed potatoes.


Calories: 627kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 51gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 1057mgPotassium: 1259mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 10834IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 3mg
Keyword creamy, dill, nutmeg, one-pot dish, stew, veal
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