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Beef Heart Stew Recipe
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Beef Heart Stew

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"This is a very tasty stew, that came from Nova Scotia in the 60's. Beef heart is browned, and then stewed with onions to make a tasty stew that goes great over noodles or mashed potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. Dredge the beef heart in flour until coated. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Fry the pieces of heart until browned. Stir in onions and water. Season with salt and seasoning salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until the meat is very tender. Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.
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  • Note
  • This recipe can also be made in a pressure cooker. Once the beef has browned, transfer to a pressure cooker, and add remaining ingredients. Cook for 45 minutes.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2007

Very easy. The smell as it simmers will drive you to drool. I added dried shitake mushrooms.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2014

I messed it up....too much flour....and out of sync......gonna throw it all in the crock pot for the morning.


11 Ratings

Apr 03, 2003

added small carrots and served over rice. needed a little more taste. put soy sauce on top. it was great. was really easy in pressure cooker.

Nov 29, 2011

This is some of the tastiest beef stew I've ever made/eaten. I used three medium-sized hearts and increased the proportions accordingly ... and added a bag of still-frozen green peas to the hot stew at the end. The squeamish (who will probably not be viewing this recipe anyway...) would do well to put aside their reluctance and appreciate the fact that beef heart is nothing more than a big chunk of boneless, relatively lean, meat that cooks up into a very flavorful stew!

Feb 27, 2012

I might not be a beef heart fan, but this dish had a pretty good flavor. I only cooked it for the 2 hours so maybe more time would have made it a little more tender and more to my liking.

Feb 01, 2012

Amazing!!! I always liked the taste of beef heart but I rarely made it as it was too tough and too hard to find. But now that I found a place and have this stew recipe...forget about it!!!

Dec 29, 2012

This was fantastic. I made paprika dumplings to pour the stew over. It was great.

Nov 14, 2012

Very blunt flavor, but not too strong. This is a good stock recipe for using a beef heart, with few bells or whistles. Not bad as it is, and has plenty of room for creativity.


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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