Harvest Day Beef Stew

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This is a wonderful stew to have in the fall when seaonal vegetables and fruits are still available.Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 1986)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add beef in batches and brown on all sides (10 minutes). Remove beef from pan and set aside.
  3. Add tomatoes, onions, green pepper and garlic to pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper. Add broth (or stock) and wine. Bring to a boil.
  5. Return beef to pan.Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Add potatoes, cover and simmer another 15 minutes.
  7. Add corn and zucchini. Cover and cook 10 more minutes.
  8. Stir in pears and peaches and simmer another 5 minutes or until vegetable are tender.


Most Helpful

Wonderful flavor. Prep - lots of dicing - took me about 30 minutes, but some of the time could overlap with cooking time. Stew needed to cook for 1 hour after addition of diced sweet potatoes - i.e., a total of 2 hours. Since I made this in January, well after harvest time, I had to use some alternate ingredients -- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz can drained peaches (cut up), and 2 cups frozen sweet corn kernels.

MNRoaster January 23, 2012

I tend to be a sucker for main dishes with fruit in them and this one was a special treat. I made it exactly according to directions and it turned out flavorful with a great combination of contrasting textures from the different ingredients. I know I'm going to want to make this a lot more and need to experiment to see if it can be adapted for the crockpot, adding the fruit near the end. A keeper!

echo echo November 24, 2004

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