Beef stew is a classic dish that is hearty enough to be enjoyed as a whole meal in itself. Made with beef, vegetables, and a flavorful broth or stock, the origins of the recipe be traced back to medieval times, when it was commonly served to knights and soldiers as a simple and filling meal.
Beef stew is a fantastic source of protein and rich in iron, zinc and vitamin B12. All essential nutrients for our health. The combination of beef, vegetables, and savory broth makes it a complete and satisfying meal. Plus, it can be prepared a day in advance, making it a convenient option for quick weeknight meal preparation.
Try this beef stew recipe for a comforting and tasty meal that is sure to please your family and friends. There’s plenty to go around!
Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
- 1 kilogram beef stew meat, cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 stalks of celery, chopped
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until brown on all sides.
- Add garlic, onion, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add beef broth, tomato paste, thyme, and bay leaves to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours, or until the beef is tender.
- Add frozen peas to the pot and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until peas are heated through. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.