Beef Stew Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 120 minutes
Total time: 135 minutes


  • 600g chuck, trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 750ml bottled tomato passata sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large red sweet potato, cut into large chunks
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • couscous, chopped coriander and steamed zucchini to serve


  1. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with pepper, add a little oil and mix. Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat. Brown beef in 2 batches. Remove and place in a heavy-based pot.
  2. Reduce heat in frypan, add oil, onion and spices, cook for 2 mins. Add passata and water, stir until it boils. Pour over the beef, add tomatoes and sweet potato.
  3. Partially cover pot, keep heat low. Simmer until meat is very tender. Stir occasionally, add a little water if needed as it cooks. Add chickpeas to warm through in the last 10 mins. Serve with couscous, coriander and zucchini.
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