Thursday, October 14, 2010

Easy Beef Stew

Tis the Season for soups and stews :-) I made this beef stew recently its been on Chow and Chatter before but worth sharing again, I learnt it from my Mum its easy to make and perfect healthy comfort food.


  • One medium Rutabaga chopped or Swede to us Brits - I bet pumpkin would also be wonderful
  • 2 chopped carrots chopped
  • one large onion chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • one large pack of stewing beef
  • 2 tablespoons of Herbs de Provence (my touch :-)) 
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic 
  • one liter of beef stock
  • flour to thicken
  • 1/2 a cup of fresh chopped parsley


  1. saute the meat, garlic and onions in olive oil for 5 minutes to brown, coated with a little flour
  2. add vegetables with herbs de Provence and a beef stock 
  3. turn down to a simmer for about 2 hours
  4. just before serving thicken with corn starch
  5. serve with mashed potatoes

What's your favorite fall meal?

 Have a lovely weekend everyone

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  1. A hearty meal for a cool autumn evening.

  2. look very tasty and easy. Can I know what are your herb mix?

  3. This is a great fall meal. So hearty and filling, yum!

    Love your new look Rebecca!

  4. There is nothing better than slow roasted beef and vegetables for a comforting meal during the fall and winter. My mother made hers much the same way ;) I love the addition of Herbes de Provence!

  5. The new blog look is really nice.

    Welcome to autumn with that wonderful stew. Everyone should own a good beef stew recipe.

  6. I love stews-my fave is chicken stew(Kerala style) with appams!!! I can eat that all year long (fall,winter,spring,summer)-YUM!

  7. This looks just right for cooler days. Happy I found your blog.

  8. This looks so wonderful with the mashed potatoes. I'd love some right now:)

  9. what can I substitute for herbs de provence?? this looks like a good stew...

  10. Love your new design. It's so clean and fresh (but still recognizable). I love fall soups, and stews, anything warm with a nice slice of artisan bread.

  11. a comfort beef stew, well done. You too have a nice weekend.

  12. mimi so true lol
    Zoe I left a comment with the herbs de provence mix - Italian would also work
    Julie thanks so much :-)
    Savoring time in the kitchen thats cool your mum was also a fab cook then its a classic for sure
    Velva thanks Velva your blog rocks
    Sweta oh thats a good stew thanks for the sweet comment on the design hugs
    Cake Duchess welcome on my way to visit yours
    Kim here ya go!
    Peachkins any herbs my Mum doesn't add any and its still good so no worries
    Bonnie I know I need to make bread again
    Sonia you too

  13. There is nothing like a hearty soup or stew--this one looks delicious. I like the new blog look too! ;-)

  14. this is my fil's favourite, looks good.

  15. I'm so glad that it is finally beginning to cool down here in Texas...I love hearty fall and winter stews! This looks simple, filing and flavorful. I would love you to try your pumpkin suggestion. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I'm glad that we connected through Chef Dennis!

  16. Got your herb mix recipe. Thanks. I will try making some for my daily cooking.

  17. Tis the season for some soup is right!

    I love beef stew and yours looks perfectly hearty and filling.

    Love the new look of your site!

  18. oh i love stews.... lovely...

  19. Yes, this is the season of soups. I have been cooking soup everyday! Love your beef stew. I need to cook that, too :)

  20. These type of meals are my favorite for the colder season!! Delicious :)

  21. This is my idea of comfort food! I love all that slow simmered goodness.

  22. I'm a big soup and stew lover! My favorite soup is French onion soup, but I do love a good beef stew with the weather is chilly :)

  23. stew looks nice,would love to try it out with chicken

  24. I love beef stew. My husband makes some in the crock pot, I love it when he does that and gives me a break from the kitchen, haha! Yours sounds delicious!

  25. Thanks for the recipe from your mother! Weather is getting cold in many parts of the world, that means the lovely stew season upon us now :)

  26. I am doing something similar this evening for my hubby's bday!

    Looks AWESOME!!! Can't wait!

  27. Very heart and perfect for the fall weather.

  28. Looks and sounds scrumtpious Rebecca. Everyone's getting this soup bowls out for the fall weather it seems!
    Very nice post.
    Hugs & Blessings~

  29. Deb thanks so much and so true
    Jess smiles
    Monet like wise he is a great connector
    Zoe its one of my favs
    Naomi thanks so much
    susan and Abraham thanks and thanks for stopping by
    Mary enjoy
    girlichef so true love stews at this time of yr
    Cathy smiles
    Victoria oh I love that got a recipe?
    Sushma oh I have a chicken one on here
    emily oh i need to get one
    design wine and dine happy birthday to your hubbs
    the lacquer spoon
    Nirmala thanks
    simply life thanks
    so true have a good one

  30. Perfect time of year for a beef stew. I'm with you - love adding herbs de Provence!

  31. I love beef stew and I love that you paired with mashed potatoes. I would have never thought of that, but boy does it sound good. The potatoes must sop up all of that goodness. Thanks for sharing this. My daughter will be very happy. Beef stew is one of her favorites too:)

  32. a perfect hearty stew, what could be better for cold weather...yummy thanks for sharing


  33. Mother Rimmy one of my favs
    Raina oh let me know what your daughter thinks of it
    Sweetlife my pleasure

  34. I converted an assisted living kitchen from frozen to fresh back in the late 1990's and one thing I remember...the men could smell me making beef stew, they would all come hang out by the entrance waiting. My mom made the best, so I also picked that one up!

    I am in the mood for Shepard's Pie now, why is that, lol!

  35. Fall is definitely upon us, and what a perfect time to enjoy a delightful stew! This is truly comfort food at its best!

  36. Chef E oh I bet they loved it and oh I could have a plate of shepherds pie as well :-)
    Chef Dennis thanks :-)



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