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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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!!!

Ravenisdead's picture
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Found this recipe very bland, needs something to give it a bit more umph!

frsoar's picture
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OK but i feel needs to be cooked a lot longer to make the meat more tender and to reduce the sauce. I did add a little Lee and Perrins which did work. Tried the Polenta fried - Ugh horrid, pasta or rice would be ideal. Would try again but as above On the plus side very easy to cook, and also nice and healthy.

TransylvanianAngel's picture
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Absolutely delicious and very easy to make.
Yum!

drobo30's picture
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Made this an it was soo easy, served with sweet mashed potatoes, an we all loved it even my fussy 9 yr daughter, i was soo surprised at how easy it was, as i'm no cook!!!

gracemarshall's picture
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fab meal made without the olives

mertinpants's picture
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LOVE this!! We dont add the olives and hubs has mushrooms. I also add around 100mls of red wine and some bisto powder (mixed in cold water first - prob one table spoon and a little water) and its gorgeous, really thickens it up. Served with Mashed Potato - AMAZING!

coulstonl001's picture
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Really quick and tasty! I'll definitely be cooking this again!

emilywalsh88's picture
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I added some gravy to thicken the sauce and cooked it in the oven for about and hour which made the meat really tender. I also had no rosemary so I just used some Italian herbs and extra garlic. YUMMERS :)

barmaid1983's picture
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Easy to make but tasted bland

rxh092's picture

Delicious!!
I added the aubergine,courgette and mushrooms to the onion,garlic and pepper. Browned diced beef chunks, added chopped toms,tomato puree,oregano,rosemary and a lamb stock cube crumbled in as I had run out of beef!

Simmered for 15 then put in the oven as suggested by others to tenderise the meat for 30mins.

Added the olives and feta as well and was a really hearty dinner full of flavour :)

katausten's picture

Really easy and really tasty. i used fresh tomatos and some pasata rather that the tinned tomato simply because i didnt have any but it worked well. quite excited to try the veggie version. XD

laura4qt's picture
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I floured the beef first, which helped to thicken it up a little and also added some green beans, a good splash of red wine, some Worcester sauce and some chilli powder. I cooked it for longer than than 20 minutes and the sauce was really thick and lovely.

I served this mixed with pasta and it went down a storm!

jwalchester's picture

literally just made this and delicious is an understatement!

I'm relatively new to cooking and find this website a massive help, have been trying out a few easy recipes and this is my fave so far. Always imagined stew to be something that takes hours and hours to cook but this was prepped and ready in under an hour!

Read a few of the comments here before I cooked it and took on board suggestions and added paprika, a beef stock cube, mushrooms, simmered for 25min and left to reduce for 15. Served with brown rice. Definitely only serves 2 though unless you want a 3 year old sized portion.

salacia's picture
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This was so easy to make and the result was lovely. I upped the garlic content and added courgette.

vcrmchl's picture
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Easy to make and very filling - but lacking a little in flavour. I added smoked paprika, fresh basil, black pepper and some other dried herbs, and it was still a touch bland sadly. Probably could have been pepped up a bit with a little salt, but I'm steering clear at the moment. In all though it's a good recipe to have in the arsenal, and easily adaptable.

vikingpurplepenguin's picture
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I've made this a few times now and I always find the meat goes a little chewy.

Added crumbled feta on top just before serving, and even my feta-hating boyfriend loved it.

nsollie1's picture

Really tasty and enjoyed by all, used fillet beef strips and red onion and was very soft and tasty. Added some gravy granules to thicken as otherwise would have been bit thin sauce.

kbg's picture

my family wouldnt eat this not a tasty recipe will not be making it again.

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