Simple Beef Stew Recipe

Our Simple Beef Stew Recipe is an absolute winner for weekend cooking, entertaining and treating the family to a cracking, warming, filling meal.

Our Low Carb Steak and Ale Pie is also a great choice for a low calorie spin on some Great British cooking!

 

Ingredients (serves 10):

  • 1.5kg boneless beef (cut into small pieces)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 250ml red wine (optional)
  • 500ml stock or broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into one-inch chunks on a diagonal
  • 250g baby potatoes (cut into wedges)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh chopped parsley for serving (optional)

Cooking our Simple Beef Stew Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Pat the beef dry and season with the salt and pepper. In a large soup pot, heat tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Brown the meat in 3 batches, turning with tongs, for about 5 minutes per batch; add one tablespoon more oil for each batch.
  4. Transfer the meat to a large plate and set aside.
  5. Add the onions, garlic and balsamic vinegar and cook for about 5 minutes stirring and scraping the brown bits from bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the tomato paste and cook for a minute more.
  7. Add the beef with its juices back to the pan and sprinkle with the flour. Stir with wooden spoon until the flour is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Add the wine, broth, 500ml water, bay leaf and thyme. Stir with a wooden spoon to loosen any brown bits from the bottom of the pan and bring to a boil.
  9. Cover the pot with a lid, transfer to the preheated oven, and cook for 2 hours.
  10. Remove the pot from the oven and add the carrots and potatoes. Cover and place back in oven for about 30mins more.
  11. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  12. Serve the stew warm with rice

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fats: 13g

 

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