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Best Homemade Beef Stew Recipe-Served With Mashed Potatoes on the Plate

Best Homemade Beef Stew Recipe

Course: Dinner, Soups
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Diet: Halal, Low Lactose
Keyword: beef stew, beef stew recipe, best homemade beef stew, best homemade beef stew recipe, homemade beef stew, homemade beef stew recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 2 persons
Calories: 636kcal
Author: Timea
I asked myself the following question: What is the best homemade beef stew recipe? For me, it was the one that was made in my family after Hungarian recipes, and with the tastes and aromas that we were used to.
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  • 500 g shin of beef cut in cubes
  • 1 pieces onion medium size
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece red sweet pepper
  • 1 piece carrot
  • 2 pieces tomatoes
  • 1 pieces bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp tomatoes paste
  • 1 tbsp sweet pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 2 teaspoons seasalt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 50 ml sunflower oil


  • For the beginning, I boned the beef, dried it on a paper towel and cut it into cubes. Then I rolled them over the wheat flour and shook them to remove the excess flour.
  • I cleaned the onion and the garlic and chopped them. I cleaned the sweet red pepper and cut it into small cubes. As well I cleaning the carrot and cut it into small pieces. I did not peel the tomatoes, but only washed them thoroughly and cut them.
  • In the beginning, we heat the oil in a saucepan. When the oil has warmed, I put the meat to fry. Roast the meat for a few minutes until it becomes crusty and brown. We remove the meat from the pan and set it aside.
  • In the same pot, then fry the chopped onion, and if necessary add a little more oil. I fried the onion until it got a little color, and then I added the garlic, pepper, and carrot. For added flavor As well put a bay leaf.
  • I left everything to fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally to not burn. After 4-5 minutes, I put the meat back in the pan. I seasoned with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. As well I added tomato paste, sweet pepper paste, and sweet paprika powder.
  • We put the chopped tomatoes on top, mix everything, and let it boil for 5-6 minutes in its own juice. Fill with water to cover the meat, and let it simmer for 2.5 to 3 hours. If the stew has fallen too much, fill with water or red wine. I always checked the meat until I saw it became soft and I can be broken with a spoon.


Beef stew can be served with different side dishes, such as rice, pasta, couscous or polenta.
I served it simple with mashed potatoes and it was especially delicious.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 2557mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g