Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Beef Stew

Calories: 350
Beef Stew

This goes well with a nice side salad for dinner, then pack up the leftovers for lunch the next day. 

Yield/Servings: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups Total Cook/Prep time: 3 hours


  • 1.5 lbs beef chuck (lean - boneless and trimmed - 1/2" pieces)
  • 2 onions (one diced - one whole)
  • 3 cups potatoes (washed and cut in 1" pieces)
  • 3 large carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups string beans
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup red cooking wine
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tbsp beef bullion (powder)
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 bay leaf
  • spray of olive oil (or cooking spray)
  • salt and pepper


Heat a stock pot on medium - high heat

Spray with olive oil spray (or regular cooking spray) and add the beef to the pot

Allow the beef to brown slightly on one side, then add the diced onions and red cooking wine

Cook until meat is no longer pink and the wine has reduced somewhat (15 minutes)

Add the carrots, string beans, potatoes, whole onion, water, corn starch, bullion and bay leaf

Mix to combine

Once the broth has come to a boil, reduce heat to low simmer

Simmer 2 1/2 hours

Add the peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking

Remove the whole onion and bay leaf before serving


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