Beef Stew

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

90 mins


4 mins

Ingredients for Beef stew

This morning I woke up thinking beef stew, I was so full of enthusiasm for life and the day ahead, and thought to myself .... this is gonna be a great day to share one of my favorite recipes with all of you. 

This delicious beef stew is a comforting and soul-warming dish that can transport you to a cozy kitchen filled with enticing aromas.

This classic recipe combines tender chunks of beef, hearty vegetables, and a rich flavorful broth into a bowl of pure comfort.

With each spoonful, you are greeted by the melt-in-your-mouth meat, the earthy sweetness of root vegetables, and the depth of flavors, from aromatic herbs and sprices.

This mouthwatering beef stew is a timeless favorite that will warm  both your body and your soul.


  • 450g stew beef cut into cubes.  You can also use beef still on the bone if you prefer.
  • 1 large onion - diced
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic.
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger.
  • 3 med potato's.
  • 1½ cups frozen or fresh mixed vegetables with carrots.
  • ½ a can crushed tomato's or 2 medium sized fresh tomato's finely chopped.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • ½ tsp thyme or 1sprig fresh thyme.
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato sauce or 1tsp tomato paste.
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce.
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil (which, by the way is very good for blood thinning).
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.
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  • Place large cooking pot on your hob and put in the oil and onions.
  • Cook onions until they are translucent.

  • Add garlic and ginger and stir for a further 30 seconds.

  • Add the beef pieces, spices and bay leaf  and stir.
  • Turn up the heat and brown (sear) the meat, stirring as it cooks for a further 60 seconds.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots and chopped tomato.  
  • Add the vinegar  Worcester sauce  and the tomato sauce.
  • Lower heat and cook for about 20  minutes.
  • Add your veggies, stir and simmer for a further 20 minutes or until meat is tender and check that the pototoe's are soft. 
  • Remove bayleaf.


I always enjoy this part of cooking a meal, the hard work is done and now all you need to do is add what you and your family enjoy most, which could be anyone of the following:

  • Traditional white, brown rice or Basmati
  • Creamy mash potatoes.
  • Peas.
  • Cauliflower mash.
  • Pasta of your choice.
  • Mealie meal pap.
  • Or as a Bunny Chow for those who would love to experience the fun of eating a  Bunny chow but cannot eat curry, replace the spicy meal with this beef stew.

By The Way.......Bunny Chow, for those of you who might not be familiar with is a well-loved meal from the eastern shores of South Africa, you can look at my Bunny Chow recipe for some really interesting stories on the history of this delicious accompaniment to any stew or curry.

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