Beef Stew

Beef Stew


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About this recipe: A classic, comforting beef stew - the perfect one pot meal.


Serves: 16 

  • 1.5kg beef stewing steak, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 400g shallots, chopped
  • 60g (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes
  • 750ml water
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 250ml red wine
  • 6 carrots, chopped
  • 6 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 potatoes, cubed

Prep:50min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

  1. Season the beef with some of the salt and pepper and coat with flour. In a casserole over medium-high heat, Saute the beef and shallots in the butter and oil until browned on the outside. Drain the oil from the casserole and stir in the tomatoes, water and stock cubes. Season with garlic, parsley, thyme and remaining salt and pepper. Stir in the red wine.
  2. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours before adding carrots, celery and potatoes. Continue to simmer until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.

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Reviews (8)


I had no garlic, parsley or thyme but it still tastes yummy :D and I replaced redwine with about 1/4 cup of jack daniels > next time I will deffinatley put garlic parsley and thyme in! - 02 Oct 2013


Something else. I left out the wine and the celery and still found it yummy. - 17 Sep 2010


this was very easy to make, and very nice mmmmmmmmmmmmmm - 04 Nov 2012

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