Hawaiian Beef Stew


This Hawaiian beef stew is a delicious, traditional beef stew that is common in Hawaii. It has a delicious tomato flavor along with tender beef and vegetables.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 50 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 pounds stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 5 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 onion, cut into chunks

  • 10 cups water

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons salt, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces, or to taste

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook until aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine; cook until alcohol has cooked off, about 5 minutes. Add celery and onions; cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour 10 cups water into the pot. Add tomato paste, salt, sugar, bay leaves, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low. Cover and cook stew until beef is tender, about 1 hour.

  3. Place carrots into stew; cook until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes; cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Mix cornstarch and 1/4 cup water together in a bowl; add to the stew. Let simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
16g Fat
16g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 955mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 617mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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