When it comes to easy dinner options, stew is your best friend. All you need to do is prepare your meat and veg, add it to your pot, and stir your beef stew every now and again. The hardest part is waiting for your delicious stew to cook down. But, at the end of the cooking process, you'll be left with a flavourful and filling dinner courtesy of Dr Spages. Stew is a great option if you’re looking to lose weight, as only a small portion will leave you satisfied. With lots of fresh veggies like carrots, celery and tomatoes, this beef stew recipe gives you all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Low calorie and low sugar, beef stew is a great choice for those with diabetes who still want some variety in their diet. Beef is also a good source of dietary copper, which can help your body maintain your nervous system and grow connective tissues. But, if you suffer with neuropathy, you can substitute beef for a leaner option.
- 1 lb stewing beef
- 2 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 cup onion (chopped)
- 1 cup celery (chopped)
- 3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
- 1 diced tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp freshly chopped rosemary
- 1/2 tsp chopped thyme
- sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the onions, celery, carrots, as well as cooking oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the beef to the saucepan, followed by the tomatoes, beef stock, rosemary and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cover the saucepan and cook for about one hour, allowing the stew to simmer.
Stir a few times during the cooking process.
Remove the lid and cook uncovered for around 45 minutes.
If the mixture is too thick at the end of the cooking process, you can add a little bit of water or stock.
Serve piping hot and enjoy.