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

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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donnagayuk's picture
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I added a few mushrooms and half a glass of red wine and served with garlic bread. A lovely lighter version of rich heavy winter stew - perfect for summer.

stevecooper867's picture
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Quick and simple, being a lover of spice we added a little kick to steak in the form of some Cayenne pepper. Probably need to add a little cornfloyr to the mix as previous have said, we didn't and the sauce is a little on the runny side.

alicebrowning's picture
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I really enjoyed making this! It tasted great, especially with halved green olives added.
I did have to reduce the sauce a lot as I added extra wine!

matt1987's picture

Rather than tinned tomato's i use 8 large fresh tom's and some puree. It came out superbly.

ela_yar's picture
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Quick and simple. I added extra mushrooms, carrots and one small courgette.

grrl23's picture
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Lovely meal, however I found the garlic over powering. Would it be ok to leave the garlic out completely? Can someone suggest a substitute? Thanks.

jennybater's picture
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Really enjoyed this, I added a second tin of chopped tomatos and also reduced the liquidity by cooking a little longer... very tasty and easy recipie

deadgirl81's picture

"Serves 4 - Easily doubled"

So....is everyone else making the "serves 2" part up - coz I'd be serving this for 3?

iamali's picture
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very nice - put it in the slow cooker for an afternoon - melted! I also seasoned the beef in flour before browning off for flavor and to thicken the sauce.

glenyst's picture
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Hi Zo - actually, it claims to serve 4 (just under where it says EASY), but it certainly doesn't. 2 is more like it.

Mine was runny and athough it tasted OK it wasn't an attractive-looking dish - nothing like the picture. Two stars only - one for tasting OK and one for being quick & easy to make, but I wouldn't want to do it again.

dc1961's picture

dead simple to make and it smells yummy cooking - the comments on here about blandness and lack of flavour have been taken on board and I have dabbled around with what I have in the kitchen so we will see what happens. Tummy rumbling......

dc1961's picture

Having this tonight for tea - sounds yummy!

muse_chicken's picture
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I add carrots, mushrooms and other veg, leave out the olives, easy and great tasting stew.

evasandeman's picture

My boyfriend made this last night and it was YYYummy! He added a beef stock cube, a wee drop of red wine and some mushrooms, a green pepper and carrots. He simmered it for an hour and served with roast potatoes and puff pastry. Less healthy but very tasty.

cooking80's picture
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Lovely meal. Great flavours

faux109's picture
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This is lovely, quick to cook and reheats well too.

vixsg10's picture
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Delicious...I added in 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, aubergine, a red pepper and some chilli flakes to give it a kick. Goes well with rice and mash. Super healthy and tasty!

jade2606's picture

Absolutely loved this recipe! I added another pepper, some mushrooms and a can of cannellini beans to bulk it up and it served two people 3 very generous portions! I also found it tasted a lot richer the next day, so next time I will be making it the day before we want it!

I also agree with others that it needed more seasoning so I added an extra half a sprig of rosemary, an extra clove of garlic and some black pepper.

kateab's picture
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I made this in the slowcooker as I had slightly tougher cuts of meat to cook and added sliced black olives instead of whole ones and it easily fed 4 (admittedly two children but both have healthy appetites).

Loved it, we had it with some polenta.

fairypetal's picture

made this for the first time on saturday, and it was loved by all, even my 3 yr old!!!! Was really tasty, added a beef stock cube and other veg, and did in the oven.....is now going to be a weekly favourite!!!

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