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Beef and Vegetable Stew
with lemon garlic broccoli

Active: 30 min Total: 1 hr
This classic stew is packed with a variety of vegetables for flavor and nutrition.
Smarts: Beef stew meat comes pre-chopped which saves time and dishes. Give it plenty of time to simmer until it turns nice and tender.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Beef and Vegetable Stew:
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Parsnips - 8 oz, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Beef stew meat - 1 lb
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes, crushed (15 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Stock, low-sodium beef - 3 cups
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
Lemon Garlic Broccoli:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Broccoli florets - 12 oz
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Parsnips / Garlic (for stew and broccoli) / Broccoli - Prep as directed. Combine onions and carrots. Store other ingredients separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Beef - Tenderize with a fork. Season with some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
  2. While oven heats, heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then beef and saute until browned on the outside (don’t worry if it isn’t cooked through), 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside and return pan to heat.
  3. To heated pan add onions and carrots. Saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add garlic (portion for stew), paprika and Italian seasoning and saute for 1 minute more.
  4. Add beef back to pan with parsnips, crushed tomatoes, stock and aminos. Bring to a simmer. Simmer, covered, until beef is tender, ~45 minutes.
  5. While soup simmers, toss broccoli and garlic (portion for broccoli) with olive oil and salt. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until broccoli is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Return to stew and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over broccoli.
  8. Top stew with green onions. Serve with broccoli on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (164)
Gluten-free (11)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (29)

Most Helpful

Goulash was tasty but I found the recipe confusing. I had skipped the broccoli, so I didn't know if I should simmer the meat and sauce for 20 minutes before moving to step 6.

By: Becky
Posted: Mar 02, 2018
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

81 reviews

Ended up more like soup than stew.

By: Seren
Posted: Oct 24, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

It was good, but I was also confused by the recipe (see similar review from Becky 3-2-2018) about the simmering time. It is not clear how much time should pass between steps 5 and 6. Do I prep the broccoli put it in the oven and move on to step 6 immediately (ending up with both in the oven at the same time), or does the sauce and meat simmer during the entire broccoli cook time? I am sure the flavor would develop more in the goulash if I let the sauce simmer for 20+ minutes, but then do I keep the broccoli warm for the 22+ minutes the goulash is cooking, or serve the broccoli after it has cooled down? It was just not clear as written.

By: Sharon
Posted: Jun 07, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We love this! Excellent.

By: Elissa
Posted: May 01, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yum...!! 'It's really good though!' from a very discerning boy. 😉 Super yum and the only thing I would add from fond memories of my childhood, is a can of corn to mix in. You're welcome! Lol

By: Carlene
Posted: Jan 15, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Would have preferred diced tomatoes over crushed or far less crushed tomatoes as it was more liquid than a stew.

By: Pearl
Posted: Dec 06, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Very good! Would definitely make again! Left out cheese and sour cream for lactose-intolerant husband and it was still great!

By: Julia
Posted: Jul 14, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful