Italian-style beef stew

Italian-style beef stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

An easy, superhealthy stew full of vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
225
protein
25g
carbs
7g
fat
11g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
0.87g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g pack beef stir-fry strips, or use beef steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • sprig rosemary, chopped
  • handful pitted olives

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Method

In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in olive oil for 5 mins until softened and turning golden. Tip in the beef strips, pepper, tomatoes and rosemary, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins until the meat is cooked through, adding some boiling water if needed. Stir through the olives and serve with mash or polenta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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bassbaby's picture

A few changes I made:
Rump steak instead of normal beef + a stock cube + add some pasata as well as a tin of tomatoes + Dried Itallian Herbs + a bit of chilli powder + whole button mushrooms + plum cherry tomatoes... Follow the same instructions but simmer for half hour on the hob (instead of 15mins) Then in the oven at 170 C for 45 mins - Tastes awesome with Mash!! :D

yumminesss's picture
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My husband and I really enjoyed this. I made no changes. I don't know why, but my sause did not seem watery and there was lots of flavour. Had with mash. I think the quality of beef made a difference.

faithguest's picture

I used 2 garlic cloves, a splash of wine and plenty of dried chilli flakes. I used a tin of cherry tomatoes and simmered it for longer than stated. It fed 3 and was delicious.

shirls1's picture

I made this for dinner tonight and it was very tasty. I did read some of the previous comments which led me to tweak the recipe slightly. I used rump steak which was very tender after cooking per the recipe. I added a crumbled OXO cube and a heaped tsp smoked sweet paprika. I also put 2 cloves of garlic in and omitted the olives. Will definitely make again.

Bigspottedcat's picture

Dreary. This is potentially a nice dish, but needs more work.

lilly_l's picture
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I made the vegetarian version the other day. My suggestion is to add a splash of wine to the pan after sauteeing the veg and also torn basil leaves a few mins before the sauce is done. Delicious!

aoifemckeown's picture

I made this tonight for dinner and it was gorgeous! I changed it a bit, because I don't like olives, added extra garlic and a carrot, some extra chilli and dried herbs, also didn't have rosemary so I used basil. So I sort of changed it a fair bit really! but it was lovely and I will be doing it again for sure! putting it in the oven for a while is good advice, I wasn;t going to but I tasted it out of the pot and the meat was a bit tough and the sauce a bit watery like others have said. After an hour in the oven it was really good though!

laura2507's picture
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I replaced the olives with courgette and I cooked it all in the slow cooker (browned the beef and onions first).

Served with a crispy jacket potato and butternut squash

Absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making again and again...

keri2323's picture
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Made this today and Im no chef. In fact Im male, and useless in the kitchen, lets clear that up first. But Im learning :-)

Wish Id read the comments earlier, as indeed its very thin sauce wise, but I put some extra pancetta tomato in and reduced it and it is delicious :-)

Not enough for four though, but fed two of us and will have a small bit left for lunch tomorrow. Very nice and healthy, great with mash

amyponsford_123's picture
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Tasteless, boring, would not make again!

amyponsford_123's picture
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Tasteless and boring, would not cook this recipe again.

martine41's picture

Instead of complaining, why not think what you could do to improve a meal that may not be to your taste first time - like some others do. Your complaint once was enough but a second time at 03:13????

pammymc's picture

Really easy recipe, really tasty.

mrsjroberts's picture
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Scrummy!
I coated the beef in seasoned flower before browning with the onions then added a hefty splash of red wine. I then added the rest of the ingredients plus a jelly stock cube.
I left it in the oven at 160 for an hour then 30 minutes with the oven turned off. Served it with shallot & garlic cous cous and it was gorgeous!
Deffo making again!

fraxinus's picture
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Wife and i both liked this. I cooked it for 20mins longer, used dried rosemary, no olives (sadly). Served it with mustard mash (dijon) which tasted great. Meat was a little tough so will sort this next time.

feefeescotty's picture

I am going try this at weekend going to cook Saturday and warm in the slow cooker Sunday. Has anyone popped chick peas in ?

danbreed's picture
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Definitely not enough to feed 4 hungry bellies, so I added an extra half of all ingredients the 2nd time I cooked it. Used rump steak, perfect for a nice quick stew as it goes tender quite quickly. Also, around 30mins on med-rapid simmer is best for a good reduced sauce! Served with sweet potato mash = über healthy!

jazzymarie123's picture
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Lovely recipe! Added beef stock. peas and carrots and served it with new potatoes :) Left it in the oven for 45 mins. Healthy and happy meal!

bluewings2's picture
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I thought this was 'ok'. Admittedly I accidentally added too much corn flour in an attempt to reduce/thicken the sauce and it came out a bit sludgy. It tasted ok but not enough for me to make it again.

jobyhall's picture
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Easy and quick. I added extra garlic and some dried Italian herbs. A tasty recipe the all the family liked.

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