Beef Stew

  • 10MINS
  • 3HR
  • Serves 6
  • 513KCAL

Super warming and really hearty, this Beef Stew is packed full of veg and the perfect dinner for a cold winter's evening.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories513
  • Carbs20g
  • Protein48g
  • Fat26g
  • Saturates10g
  • Sugars7g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

It’s always the perfect time to enjoy this Beef Stew for dinner and we think it’s an especially good way to warm up at the end of a cold, winter’s day.

As it’s packed full of delicious veg, it’s a really easy way to help you get your 5 a day and is not only super filling, but really hearty too.

We’d recommend serving with a chunk of crusty bread so that you can soak up every last drop of the tasty sauce!

If you are feeling a little indulgent, why not pour a small glass of red wine into the stew or add a red wine stock pot? It really enhances the flavour and makes it super special!

If you’d prefer, then you can also cook this Beef Stew in the slow cooker or in an instant pot too!

What diets is this Beef Stew suitable for?

This Beef Stew recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can also be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives:

  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Stock cubes

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Beef Stew?

This Beef Stew is super simple and doesn’t require any special ingredients!

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How many calories are in this Beef Stew?

There are 512 calories per portion in this Beef Stew, which means it falls into our Special Occasion category. 

You could easily cut the portion size in half, and serve it with an accompaniment to cut the amount of calories down!

This Beef Stew is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan.

Step 2

Spray a large casserole pan with some low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions and cook on a moderate heat until they start to soften.

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Step 3

Add the beef and cook until all sides are browned.

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Step 4

Stir in all the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil, then remove from the stove. Cover with a lid.

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Step 5

Place in the oven and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours. The meat should be tender and the potatoes should have started to thicken the stew.

Step 6

Pick out the bay leaf.

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What could I serve with this Beef Stew?

This Beef Stew is perfect when served with a wide range of accompaniments including any of the following:

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How do you know when this Beef Stew is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Beef Stew for around 3 hours or until cooked through and the beef is tender.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Beef Stew in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Beef Stew in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Beef Stew?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Beef Stew?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes or until piping hot.

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Beef Stew

Super warming and really hearty, this Beef Stew is packed full of veg and the perfect dinner for a cold winter's evening.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    3 HR
  • KCals 513
  • Carbs 20G

Ingredients

  • 1 kg stewing steak all visible fat removed and diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large courgette chopped
  • 4 large potatoes chopped into chunks
  • 4 large carrots chopped
  • 2 beef stock cubes made up with 500ml boiling water
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small swede chopped
  • 1 large leek chopped
  • 1 stick celery chopped

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan.
  2. Spray a large casserole pan with some low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions and cook on a moderate heat until they start to soften.
  3. Add the beef and cook until all sides are browned.
  4. Stir in all the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil, then remove from the stove. Cover with a lid.
  5. Place in the oven and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours. The meat should be tender and the potatoes should have started to thicken the stew.
  6. Pick out the bay leaf.

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JeanSunday 16th October 2022

Can I make this in my pressure cooker and if so how long? I love my pressure so don’t really want to go to the expense of buying the Instant Pot.

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    SharonMonday 17th October 2022

    Hi Jean, yes, you can make this in your pressure cooker. Just follow the instructions given in Instant Pot Beef Stew but brown the meat and vegetables in a frying pan first. Hope this helps!

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CarolThursday 6th October 2022

Can you do this in electric pressure cooker and how have just invested in one

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    HollyTuesday 11th October 2022

    Hey Carol, we have an Instant Pot method for this recipe HERE, hope that helps!

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Alissa GallagherTuesday 13th April 2021

Can you do this in the slow cooker? If so how?

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    HollyTuesday 13th April 2021

    Hey Alissa, theres a slow cooker version of this recipe available HERE

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EmilySaturday 10th April 2021

I can’t get hold of onion powder. Could I use one granules instead? If so, how much onion granules should I use? Thanks

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    HollyMonday 12th April 2021

    Hey Emily, onion granules and onion powder are essentially the same thing its just that the powder is ground down finer so granules will be fine! Use the same amount as listed in the recipe so 1 tsp, hope that helps!

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