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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buttercupbento's picture
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Made this from the cookbook and thankfully had read the reviews on here 1st. This recipe only make 3 smallish portions. I made following the recipe until it came to simmering it for 15 mins. Instead I put it in the oven covered at 160 C for a few hours as I had chaper beef shin to use. After 2 hours I tasted it and found it to be very bland so I added some beef stock (the Knorr jellied type) and some paprika. This turned it away from Italian-style to Hungarian-style. The 2 stars is for the original recipe as although edible I wouldn't make it again. I would however use it as a base and add other flavours.

tastytucker's picture

I had a busy day so made this in the slow cooker, really tasty could easily take more flavours.

carolinexbx's picture
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Very easy and tasted great. I simmered it for 30 mins to thicken the sauce and added some black pepper and a beef stock cube to enhance the flavour.

anthonym's picture
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very nice and easy to make

chipchop81's picture
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Quick and easy, I added two yellow pepper and next time I think I will roast them first to give the dish a little more depth, I also added a courgette, beef stock and paprika (as others had suggested).

zoesherratt's picture
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Both me and my partner liked the flavours of this dish although I thought the steak could have done with being more tender but than again I am very fussy. I added a tsp of paprika and chilli powder and cooked in the oven for an hour, the sauce was thick enough and I served it with crusty bread. Will make it again.

zetallgerman's picture
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Made this for my other half last night; added chorizo to start with, left out the olives and added some smokey paprika powder and loads of pepper to make the whole thing less sweet. Also had to let it reduce for a bit longer; served with new potatoes, delicious!

annmucc's picture
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I didn’t find it as exciting as I would have liked to, but I think some chilli in there would make it perfect. Also, it wasn’t thin, as other people said it was.

bettybeeatch's picture

i cooked this with passata instead of tins of toms - added a pinch of paprika & a tsp of pesto to the sauce as well... it's in the oven for 2 hours now & smells luvly :)

rib_n_saucy's picture
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A nice beef stew recipe.I used braising steak so put it in the oven for 2 hours to make the meat really tender, this also made the sauce a nice thick consistency.I added a chopped chilli, extra veg and some anchovy fillets (just from a tin) which melted in and gave a nice depth of flavour, and served with home-made soda bread. We found that it didn't quite serve 4, just about 3 portions which would make the calorie content a bit out of kilter. Overall very nice, will do again

julie04's picture
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really really really enjoyed this stew which was more like a casserole to me,had carrots and peas and used beef stock and cornflour to thicker the sauce and pop it in the oven for 1 hour so the beer was nice and tender.yum yum will defo be making this again :)

sazzums4god's picture

Made this dish last night- lovely but the beef that i bought was stir fry beef from ASDA and needed to cook for at least an hour and a half. Would deffo recommend this for anyone who likes warm, hearty and healthy food! Will be making this again for sure!

lrrtaft's picture
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Enjoyable, quick and easy to make if you don't slow cook it. Wasn't keen on the addition of peppers, next time would replace with green beans and mushrooms. We took peoples advice and added the stock cube, but we didn't seem to need the flour.

brentmallows's picture

I tried this last night and it was fab, I also put in over for an hour after softing the onions with garlic over a pan first. Might have been better to brown the beef to make it softer. I added hot peppers, beans, carrotts, red wine and some extra paprika ( had a great kick ) also served with a little bit of brown rice. It definitley doesnt serve 4 as stated. I almost ate the lot it was so nice.. If it did serve 4 I certainly made a pig of myself.. No complaints haha

pookieboy's picture
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I made this last night and added Tomato puree,some mixed herbs and red wine.I also transferred it to the oven and cooked for about an hour and the beef came out very soft.It was great,would highly recommend.

brownie07's picture

I made this the other night and it was a HUGE success. I left out the yellow pepper and added slices of courgette instead. I left it simmering for a lot longer.. delicious!!!

duffer79's picture
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Good recipie - delicious! I cooked for longer than stated and added some fresh beef stock and mixed herbs. Serverd with steamed spinich.
I think mushrooms may be a good addition and also I would use a better cut of steak so its more tender.

frostyfreeze100's picture

After the allotted cooking time, I found it to be very tomato'y and the very thin, so I added 100g couscous (to soak up the tomato juices) / 50g chickpeas and 50g apricots so it is now an Italorrcan !!!!. Yet to try it and see what it tastes like !!!!

Ferrari butterfly's picture
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I added butterbeans and a dash of tabasco and put it in the oven for an hour, really tasty!

glsmith's picture
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Made this tonight for tea and it was gorgeous! Definately will be making this again. I added two tins of tomatoes and put it into the oven to cook the meat until tender. Served it with homemade tomato and parmesan bread cakes and steamed broccolli.

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