Recipe stewed meat step by step

Beef steak is a winter classic, and since it's already getting cold, it's a good time to cook this dish.

This stew of meat is indispensable in the recipes of the grandmothers and in family Sunday meals. In fact, its origin is quite old, with the first reference written in a cookbook by the Catalan Roberto de Nola.

While we start to imagine the smell, let's see how to make meat stewed with potatoes in a simple and very tasty way.

Ingredients for the stew

  • 1 kilo of beef (the best meat for stewing is the needle)
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 red tomatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of wheat flour.
  • Salt and pepper

stewed meat recipe

Preparation (grandma style) :

In this recipe we are going to prepare the meat stew with pa tatas in the classic style, just as our grandmothers did.

Setting out the ingredients

  • Cut the tomato into medium cubes, the carrot on wheels and the parsley in very small pieces.
  • Peel the potatoes, the onions and the garlic cloves. Cut the first into large cubes, the second into small pieces and the last into very small pieces.
  • Wash the meat and remove all traces of white fat. Cut into large pieces. Spice and flour slightly.

Sautéed and poached

  • Covers the bottom of a large pot (that has a lid) with the oil and heat.
  • Add the garlic and stir carefully so it does not burn. Then add the bay leaves. Rehoga.
  • Add the onion to the mixture. Wait two minutes, and add the carrots too. Let poach for 10 minutes.
  • Add the meat. Sauté until the surface is golden.
  • Pour the tomato puree, the tomato into pieces, the parsley and the peas. Mix with all the ingredients that are already in the pan.


  • Cover everything with the wine. If necessary, pour water (or homemade meat broth) only until the liquid is flush with the ingredients. Do not pass or the plate will be watered down.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Leave to cook over low heat for forty minutes.
  • Past this time, add the chopped potatoes and cook for 30 minutes more.
  • When the cooking time is over, take out and taste a piece of meat to check the texture. It must be very soft. If it still does not have the desired texture, cook longer.
  • Once the meat has the desired texture, rectify the seasoning with more salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.

Ready. You have your meat dish stewed with potatoes ready to serve.

stewed meat

Make the stewed meat recipe to your liking

The stewed meat recipe is old enough and familiar enough to have adopted multiple variations over time, depending on the ingredients Preferred from your diners. These are the most popular.

Potato stew with meat

By itself, the stewed beef recipe already has potatoes in its traditional version. But potatoes are a very nice ingredient and there is always someone who wants more. To serve stewed potatoes with meat, while cooking is done, peel and chop two more potatoes in cubes and fry in a pan. When everything is ready, you can add it to the plate, and that's it!Get three peppers, each of a different color, and enhance the presentation of your stew. Add these ingredients at the same time as the potatoes. Mix also chopped leek, at the same time you put the carrots in the preparation.

Meat stewed with tomatoes

Our recipe already has tomatoes, but for a stronger flavor, try adding other two to the ingredients and crush them all before mixing.

Version with pork

Not only can you make stewed beef, you can also make pork. Maybe it's less traditional, but also very rich. Simply replace the protein of one animal with the other.

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