Beef Stew with Orange and Rosemary

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 15 mins

Good served with crusty bread and a salad on a cold night. It's a pressure cooker recipe, but it's easy to adapt to conventional cooking

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 29.58 ml olive oil
  • 680.38 g lean stewing beef, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 118.29 ml beef broth (more if you're not using a pressure cooker)
  • 118.29 ml dry red wine (or more beef broth)
  • 29.58 ml tomato paste
  • 3 sprig fresh rosemary or 2.46 ml dried rosemary
  • 4 slice orange rind, each about 2 inches or 4.92 ml grated dried orange peel
  • 1 bouquet garni (thyme, parsley and bay leaf, tied in a cheesecloth or just used some dried herbs, crushed, and a bay)
  • 1.23 ml black pepper


  1. Brown beef in oil in a skillet or pressure cooker over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat and add onion, garlic, and 2 T of the broth.
  4. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  5. And remaining ingredients (except the beef).
  6. Stir well to dissolve the tomato paste.
  7. Add beef.
  8. For pressure cooker: Cook at high pressure 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and use natural release method.
  10. For stove-top: Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes or so, until beef is tender.
  11. Remove rosemary springs and herb bouquet or bay leaf.
  12. Serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

I was prepared not to like this since I am not a big fan of oranges. However, in the finished stew the orange flavor was subtle and the rosemary more pronounced. Very nice stew and the aroma while cooking is ridiculously intriguing.

5 5

Oh aromatic wonderful! I did use the peel off an entire new navel orange & added 1-2 T Cointreau while simmering & juice of 1/2 that skinned orange just before serving. No pressure cooker so used 1 cup Syrah & 2 cups beef broth, left out thyme & used 3 5-6 inch pieces of rosemary. Used bay, parsley & added fresh ground pepper at end of cooking. Simmered on stovetop in covered dutch oven for 2 hours - beef was falling apart tender & perfectly seasoned! Served with rice 'n baby peas accompanied by more D'Boeuf '98 Syrah. We found ourselves nibbling on the orange peel when our bowls were clean - it was good too! This will be made again - for guests as well as for ourselves! Thank you for posting Tish!

4 5

This is lovely. I tossed everything in the crockpot, using a can of beef broth and a can of diced tomatoes. The meat was SO tender!! When I got home, I added some peas, pearl onions and corn from the freezer and heated those through. (I wanted a more complete, but still one dish meal.) DH had his over mashed potatoes and I had mine over couscous. YUM! I froze the leftovers. Nice subtle orange flavor.