Italian beef stew

A welcoming and hearty beef stew with Italian herbs and loads of flavour.

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Italian beef stew
Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date9 December 2019
People4
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 20 Minutes 30 Seconds
Cooking time 53 Minutes
Total time 1 Hour 13 Minutes 30 Seconds

This beautiful Italian style beef stew is super hearty and packed full of flavour. Flavoured with earthy Italian herbs like rosemary and bay, It’s exactly what you need to weather the coming winter months.

The key to achieving flavour is long and slow cooking, browning the meat and sauteing the vegetables properly will take this stew to the next level. Don’t be afraid to just let the pot bubble away on the hob.

Another important thing to keep in mind is the quality of the ingredients, whenever possible try to buy organic vegetables and free-range meat.

In terms of beef, go for cuts better suited to slow cooking. Meat from the round, oxtail, cheek, chuck start off tough and become tender as they cook, they also tend to be more flavourful.

To add to the richness of the dish, choose a full-bodied red wine, it will make the sauce taste out of this world. Feel free to double the quantity so you can enjoy the leftovers the day after!

Serve with mashed potatoes or a thickly sliced piece of fresh bread.

Ingredient list

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Onion 150g
Garlic 1clovesliced
Olive Oil 2TBSP (UK)
Beef 300gbeef steak, cut into cubed
Broccoli 50gflorets
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Red wine 125ml
Carrots 150g
Bay Leaf 1units
Passata 400g
Rosemary 1TBSP (UK)chopped

Step nr: 1 - Chop vegetables

Ingredient list for step nr: 1

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Onion 150gram
Garlic 1clove
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Carrots 150gram
Preparation time 10 Minutes
Total time 10 Minutes

Chop the carrot into circles, roughly chop the onion and slice garlic.

Step nr: 2 - Heat the pan

Ingredient list for step nr: 2

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Onion 150gram
Garlic 1clove
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Olive Oil 2tablespoon (UK)
Cooking time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Add the olive oil to a large saucepan and place on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic to the pan. Cook until the onions have softened and have started to brown.

Step nr: 3 - Add carrots

Ingredient list for step nr: 3

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Carrots 150gram
Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Add the carrots to the pan and saute.

Step nr: 4 - Add beef

Ingredient list for step nr: 4

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Beef 300gram
Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Add beef to the pan, stirring occasionally.

Step nr: 5 - Simmer

Ingredient list for step nr: 5

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Red wine 125milliliter
Bay Leaf 1units
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Passata 400gram
Rosemary 1tablespoon (UK)
Cooking time 3 Minutes
Total time 3 Minutes

Add the passata, red wine, rosemary and the bay leaf and bring to a simmer, deglazing the bottom of the pan.

Step nr: 6 - Add broccoli

Ingredient list for step nr: 6

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Broccoli 50gram
Cooking time 45 Minutes
Total time 45 Minutes

Stir in the broccoli and add the lid to the saucepan.

Step nr: 7 - Serve

Ingredient list for step nr: 7

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Bay Leaf 1units
Preparation time 30 Seconds
Total time 30 Seconds
SpoonToolSpoon

Remove the bay leaf and serve.

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