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Dutch Oven Beef Stew-Served on Plate With Gnocchi and Chilli

Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Hungarian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: beef stew, Dutch oven beef stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 3 portions
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Timea
If you have guests for dinner, serve them the best Dutch oven beef stew with potato gnocchi and a glass of cold beer, you will see that they will be very excited.
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  • 1 Dutch oven pot 


  • 500 g beef braising steak
  • 1 piece onion large size
  • 1 piece tomato ripe
  • 1 piece yellow paprika pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp pork lard or goose lard
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder Hungarian
  • 1 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 piece bay leave fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp marjoram dried
  • 500 ml water


  • Take this beef braising steak and cut it into cubes, peel the onion and then chop it finely, cut the pepper and the garlic cloves into small pieces.
  • Cut the tomato in half and then grated it with the cut side until only the peel that I threw remained.
  • Heat three tablespoons of oil in a Dutch oven and then I put the pieces of meat to fry. Fry the meat for 2-3 minutes until it got a copper colour, turning them on each side, then take them out on a plate.
  • In the same Dutch oven add one tablespoon of pork lard to melt and put the onion, garlic and pepper to fry over medium heat.
  • Sauté it for about two or three minutes on medium heat and then put the pieces of pre-fried meat back in the pot.
  • Season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, paprika (if possible Hungarian), bay leaf and dried marjoram, add the grated tomato after which pour about half a litre of water.
  • Put the lid on and let it simmer until the meat is cooked and becomes very soft, around one and half hour.
  • Can be served with gnocchi, mashed potatoes, polenta or dumplings.


Instead of braising steak, you can use diced beef meat.
You can use either pork lard or goose lard, but if you don’t have it, add two tablespoons of oil.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1579IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg