Comfort Beef Stew

If you’re looking for something hearty and warm to eat, have a bowl of this beef stew.


A last hurrah for stew as it begins to hit the 80’s here in the Valley. In fact, I’m getting a bit too warm just looking at these photos.

Comfort Beef Stew

It was perfect on a cold night. So if you’re looking for something hearty and warm to eat, have a bowl of this!

Here’s the recipe:

Comfort Beef Stew

[good for 2 to 3 servings]

  • .7 lb tenderized beef stew meat
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 potato
  • 1 decent-sized carrot
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 large beef bullion
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in medium heat. Saute onions with salt pepper
  2. Add meat, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook until brown, stir occasionally, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cups water and allow to boil until meat is tender. Depending on the meat, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Dissolve bullion in the pot and add 2 cups water, potatoes and carrots.
  5. Cover and cook for 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and potatoes start to disintegrate. Soup will have thickened from the potato’s starch.
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  • February 29, 2008 8:15 am

    Mmmmmm, looks good! And at the other end of the spectrum, we’re expecting a LOT of snow tonight. Beef stew would be nice.

  • joy
    February 29, 2008 3:33 pm

    Thanks Elle! Wow…well keep warm out there.

  • February 29, 2008 7:41 pm

    It sounds good for this part of the world too. We’ve been under the freezing point all week with a lot of snow, only until today we were a little bit over the freezing point. I am ready for spring :(

  • joy
    March 5, 2008 8:24 am

    Ben — I don’t envy you, but I go back and forth Vancouver, Canada so I can empathize. I dream of sunshine everyday when I’m there during the cold months.

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