Harvest Day Beef Stew

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by ellie_

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

Top Review by MNRoaster

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.

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.

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