Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew | Winter Warmer

There’s something truly comforting about a bowl of hearty beef and vegetable stew, especially on a chilly winter day. This recipe brings together tender chunks of beef, vibrant seasonal vegetables, and a rich broth to create a symphony of flavors and textures that warms both body and soul.


  • 2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the beef cubes and brown them on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, sauté the onion and garlic until they’re softened and fragrant.
  3. Add the beef back to the pot and pour in the red wine. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes to reduce.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, beef broth, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the stew simmer for about 2 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  6. Add the carrots and potatoes to the stew and continue to simmer until the vegetables are cooked.
  7. Once everything is tender and the flavors have melded together, remove the bay leaves and serve the stew hot.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

A soul-soothing winter stew featuring tender beef and a medley of seasonal vegetables, simmered to perfection in a flavorful broth.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 28g

Picture yourself enjoying a warm, inviting bowl of this hearty beef and vegetable stew as snowflakes dance outside your window. The savory aroma fills your kitchen, and with every spoonful, you savor the tender beef, the burst of flavors from the vegetables, and the heartwarming satisfaction it brings. This stew isn’t just a meal; it’s a comforting experience that turns a winter day into something special. Whether you’re gathered around the table with loved ones or enjoying a peaceful evening on your own, this winter warmer is the perfect companion for creating cozy memories.

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