English Breakfast Stew of Beef (aka Man Stew)

My Mom used to make this recipe all the time when I was a kid and making it now always reminds me of home.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds lean beef, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Few sprigs parsley
Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and cook until translucent.
Dust the beef cubes with flour and add them to the onion.  Saute until browned on all sides.
Stir in the broth, salt, pepper, savory, and marjoram.
Cover and cook over low heat for about 90 minutes or until tender.
stir in the remaining ingredients just before serving.