Beef Heart Stew


This is a very tasty beef heart stew that came from Nova Scotia in the '60s. Beef heart is browned, then cooked with onions to make a tasty stew that goes great over noodles or mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 medium beef heart, rinsed and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Dredge beef heart in flour until coated.

  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  3. Fry beef heart in hot oil until browned. Stir in onions and water. Season with salt and seasoned salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until meat is very tender, 2 to 3 hours.

  4. Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.


This recipe can also be made in a pressure cooker. Once the beef is browned, transfer to a pressure cooker and add remaining ingredients. Cook for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
8g Fat
3g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 416mg 9%

* 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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