Beef stew

Today I woke up to a foggy cold day in Zagreb. As I watched the wind bending the tree branches and gray clouds settling above the rooftops, I didn’t want to get up. Nevertheless I had to, and as soon as I did, I threw on a dozen layers of clothes just to stay warm. As usual the first thought was what am I going to prepare for lunch, and the choice was easy – Beef stew.

A few ingredients that I needed, I got from the local market filled with fresh delicious vegetables every morning. I know just the people selling their own, homegrown vegetables, where I’ve been buying for years. Carrots, green peas, potatoes, onions and some fresh lettuce & radicchio for a salad, I could find all of it in less than 10 min, and I got beef from the local butcher’s. The only thing was to take out a large pot and start cooking!

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Enjoy & happy cooking!


Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 1 h

Servings: 6 – 8


Ingredients

  • 500 g beef, chopped in cubes
  • 200 g green peas
  • 150 g carrot, diced
  • 250 g potato, diced
  • 4 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400 ml tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp red paprika
  • 1,5 l water
  • 0,2 lย red wine
  • 1 leaf laurel
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp red chili
  • 4 tbsp fat / vegetable oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of fat or vegetable oil in a large cooking pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and crushed garlic. Simmer for 5 minutes, add green peas and diced carrot, as well as diced potatoes. Cook by stirring occasionally, season with red paprika, pepper and continue cooking.
  2. Add chopped beef to the vegetables, sprinkle some vegetable oil if needed. When the meat cooks to light brown pour water over it and cook for an hour occasionally checking if there is enough water, if needed add another glass of water.
  3. After about an hour of cooking add tomato puree, red wine, laurel, parsley, red chili and cook for 15 โ€“ 20 more min. Enjoy with some fresh lettuce and radicchio salad!
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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfect comforting cold weather meal. It looks delicious as do all of the dishes featured in this post.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, I’m so happy to hear such nice feedback, can’t wait to read more of your recipes and I wish you an amazing weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Beef stew is perfect for a cold winter’s day. I say winter because it sure feels like it where I am and I just saw some snowflakes falling past my window

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Snowflakes? Already!? Well here it’s still warmer but getting colder with each day, so beef stew and similar dishes are perfect for that kind of weather. Well thanks for stopping by and I wish you a bit warmer weather for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I just woke up to 22 degrees F (-5C). ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      2. chefkreso says:

        That’s cold, better cook up some hot recipes right away! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Katherine says:

    I love a classic beef stew! Sounds amazing!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, give my recipe a try if you get a chance, this one is a delicious one ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. So delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing heartier than a good beef stew ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks! I could make it any day of the week during winter, warms you up right away.. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. With the cooler temps dishes like stew are frequently on my menu. I also like that I can get more than one meal from a recipe.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for stopping by and checking the recipe out, stews are made for cooler temperatures.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Perfect comfort food! My family also likes beef stew, so yum!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Beef stew is made for cold weather that comes in autumn and winter, comfort food at its best.. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Jamchop says:

    Another great recipe Kreso, well done!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! Always happy to get lovely feedback from you.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. will absolutely give this a try soon as we we’ll be getting into fall weather in the North Eastern US

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, do tell me how it turns out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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