This is a favorite home meal from my mom. My sister had to write while my mom cooked in order to get the recipe right. It's easy and will impress anyone. Serve steaming hot on a bed of white rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Dust the beef with the flour. Place the beef, garlic, bay leaves, and pepper in the stockpot; cook until the beef is brown; season with salt and cook until beef is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, green pepper, carrot, and paprika; cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato, wine, water, and parsley. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes.

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  • Mix in the red potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans; continue to cook until potatoes are easily pierced through with a fork, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 27.4g 55% DV; carbohydrates 37.9g 12% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterol 64.9mg 22% DV; sodium 279.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2011
Oh yum yum yum! How delicious was this stew? Hubby had three servings that good! I did an "experimental" slow cooker version I used a huge sweet potato cubed and two idaho cubed for the botom layer of the crock added fresh cut green beans and added all of the other veggies raw and large diced on top. I browned the beef with that wonderful garlic and some Montreal seasoning added to the crock and added ground celery seed (my secret ingredient for all veggie based soups and stews!) ground pepper to the mix. I added two cups beef broth (instead of one cup water) and a cup of white wine to the mix since I was slow cooking and a little concerned about drying out. This stew was savory and delicious after 9 hours on low and very brothy plenty of liquid. Sincere thanks to you and your family & mom for sharing this recipe dolcevita you have a winner here! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2011
Pretty bland. Ended up adding a bunch of spices to make it better. Read More
(7)
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2011
Oh yum yum yum! How delicious was this stew? Hubby had three servings that good! I did an "experimental" slow cooker version I used a huge sweet potato cubed and two idaho cubed for the botom layer of the crock added fresh cut green beans and added all of the other veggies raw and large diced on top. I browned the beef with that wonderful garlic and some Montreal seasoning added to the crock and added ground celery seed (my secret ingredient for all veggie based soups and stews!) ground pepper to the mix. I added two cups beef broth (instead of one cup water) and a cup of white wine to the mix since I was slow cooking and a little concerned about drying out. This stew was savory and delicious after 9 hours on low and very brothy plenty of liquid. Sincere thanks to you and your family & mom for sharing this recipe dolcevita you have a winner here! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
Delicious stew! Even better the next day. I'll be making this regularly! Followed the directions and ingredients exactly wouldn't change a thing. I might try it in the slow cooker though after the browning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2011
Probably the best Beef stew I have ever made. I did not have any wine but used canned diced tomatoes in juice instead of the wine and 1/2 tomatoe worked great!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2007
this was pretty good - added some mushrooms & celery - but the sweet potatoes made it for me Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2011
This stew is delicious! I added 1/2 cup chicken broth for extra savoriness. This was my first time cooking with wine and I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor it added to the stew. I used frozen green beans instead of canned and chopped a whole tomato instead of a 1/2 of one. This is a perfect comfort meal for the Fall. We will definitely make this again! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2011
Browned beef then threw it all in the slow cooker on high for about 3-1/2 hours (6-8 hrs on low). Love this recipe - I doubled the spices left out the green pepper (don't care for it much) and used a can of diced tomatoes - instead of the water next time I plan to use beef broth instead to make it even richer. Excellent dish easy to make - will also add peas next time. Thanks so much for this new dish in our dinner rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
I used half cup beef broth and half cup of a pink wine (red & white mix because I didn't have white) and fresh green beans instead of canned. The sweet potato/yams added an underlying sweetness that I didn't expect but was pleasantly surprised. Delicious!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
Fabulous Recipe especially for a base recipe! I added the sweet potatoes too soon and they had disintegrated by the time it was ready to serve though flavor amazing. Next time I will add half of them early like this time and half at the end so to have chunks. I also added a can of kernal corn!!! And a few more spices to taste! WOW this was a killer stew! The white wine AMAZING! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
This was delicious. I made it in the pressure cooker to save time. I used all sweet potatoes instead of some red and fresh green beans instead of a can otherwise everything was the same. Wonderful flavors. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2011
Pretty bland. Ended up adding a bunch of spices to make it better. Read More
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