Instant Beef Tenderloin Stew

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

This stew consists of tender pieces of steak sauteed just until rare, then added to an array of vegetables. It's best made with beef tenderloin, although New York strip steak, sirloin tips and skirt steaks can also be used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and the oil in a large nonstick skillet- Add potatoes, carrots and mushrooms.
  2. Cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until vegetables are soft when pierced and lightly browned.
  3. Add onion; cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, peas and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute until fragrant- Cover and set aside.
  5. Heat remaining butter in another large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until very hot and foaming.
  6. Sprinkle meat with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper; add to skilet and cook 2 to 4 minutes, turning meat until browned on all sides.
  7. Add to vegetables; stir to mix- Transfer to a platter.
  8. Add wine and broth to skillet and boil 10 seconds- Pour over stew and serve.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Although I did make some changes. I was hesitant to use such an expensive cut of meat for stew, so my butcher suggested sirloin steak. While not as tender, it is very flavorful. Have your butcher cut up the meat for you - so much easier! I also used beef broth (about 1 cup) and thickened it with cornstarch. I also used red wine instead of white. Just my own little twist on this fabulous recipe!

Delicious as it Looks October 08, 2013

Amazing! This is word-for-word out of Jacque Pepin's cookbook! Well, he calls it Instant Beef Stew... But it is truly good!

slick84092 March 03, 2013

When I came upon this recipe, I really didn't think it could be as good as the other reviewers were making it out to be. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. I used beef tenderloin and omitted the peas (because I didn't have any on hand) but the flavors were fabulous. Thanks very much for posting this recipe.

Monty in TX November 01, 2007

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