Italian-style beef stew

Italian-style beef stew

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(133 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
An easy, superhealthy stew full of vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal225
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.87g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 300g pack beef stir-fry strips, or use beef steak, thinly sliced
    Beef

    Beef

    bee-f

    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • sprig rosemary, chopped
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

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    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • handful pitted olives
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

Method

  1. 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.

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aoifemckeown
7th May, 2013
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
4th May, 2013
5.05
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
6th Apr, 2013
4.05
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
27th Mar, 2013
1.05
Tasteless, boring, would not make again!
amyponsford_123
26th Mar, 2013
1.05
Tasteless and boring, would not cook this recipe again.
martine41
18th Aug, 2013
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
24th Feb, 2013
Really easy recipe, really tasty.
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mrsjroberts
4th Feb, 2013
5.05
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
1st Feb, 2013
4.05
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
30th Oct, 2012
I am going try this at weekend going to cook Saturday and warm in the slow cooker Sunday. Has anyone popped chick peas in ?

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