Tempt My Tummy….Hearty Beef Stew

by Lisa on January 14, 2013

It is COLD. Burrrr…. When it is cold I want something warm and comforting.    That is why I bought stew meat at the store today and will be making my beef stew recipe this week.

Hearty Beef Stew

  • 1-2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth (Chicken broth is what I keep at home.  I am sure beef broth would be great too.)
  • 1 can water
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped bite sized
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • seasoning to taste: salt, pepper, oregano, Italian Seasoning blend, garlic powder

Directions:  Using a dutch oven,  add 1 tsp olive oil and meat.  Brown stew meat.  Next add the chopped onion and continue cooking with the stew meat.  Once the onions are softened, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, and all the vegetables – except the sweet potatoes.  Add all the seasoning and bay leaf.  Initially turn up the heat until it begins to bubble.  Then turn the heat low and let the stew simmer.  I do not add the sweet potatoes until about 20-30 minutes before I plan to serve the stew.  This way the potatoes do not get too soft and mushy.  I like to make the in the afternoon and let it simmer for at least an hour.   This is such a simple stew, and I never make it quite the same.  I vary the ingredients and the seasonings depending on what is in the pantry and freezer.

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Shirley Corwin January 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Your stew looks wonderful. I’ve never used sweet potatoes in stew but I love them And I’ll try it next time. I love soups and stews in the winter.

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Miz Helen January 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Hi Lisa,
It has been really cold here today with sleet and snow, your Stew would taste really good. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting.
Miz Helen

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madge | the vegetarian casserole queen January 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

My mom said it IS very cold there today. It was unusually warm in PA today, however. I love the addition of the sweet potatoes in your recipe. I can make some vegetarian substitutions and make this when our temperature drops again!

Stay warm…

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Christia@SchockinglyDomestic January 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Thanks for hosting! Peace love and joy to you. Always great to be connected to another “sister”.

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Lisa January 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

A good hearty stew is perfect for this weather we’re having here! Thanks so much for hosting. :-)

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Diane Balch January 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

Hi Lisa,
We are having a little bit of a winter thaw… but it is still chilly. Your stew looks delicious. I brought a hearty pasta fazool soup.

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Evelyn @ My Turn for us January 15, 2013 at 9:21 am

Thank you for hosting!!!

Have an awesome day!!

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Cindy B. January 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

Hi Lisa, thanks for hosting, it’s my first time linking up here. Your stew looks delicious, but we having a bit of odd Summer/Spring weather here.

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Lisa January 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Cindy, we are glad to have you join us! Welcome.

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Kristin January 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

Thanks for hosting!

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Hollie January 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

Lisa, thanks for hosting!

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Cassidy January 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Hi! Thanks for hosting. Your stew looks SO good… I want some. Like, right now. :)

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April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’m in northern California at the moment and it’s even cold here! I love stews in the cooler months, and your beef stew looks and sounds really comforting and delicious, Lisa. This week I’ve shared a Cranberry Orange and Ginger loaf. Thank you for hosting!

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Erika Monroe-Williams January 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party, Lisa! I can’t wait to try out that beef stew. :) – Erika

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