"This is a favorite home meal from my mom. My sister had to write while my mom cooked in order to get the recipe right. It's easy and will impress anyone. Serve steaming hot on a bed of white rice." — dolcevita
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extra-virgin olive oil
beef stew meat, cut into cubes
ground black pepper
green bell pepper, chopped
fresh tomato, chopped
red potatoes, peeled and cubed
sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 (14.5 ounce) can
green beans, drained
Oh, yum, yum, yum! How delicious was this stew? Hubby had three servings, that good! I did an "experimental" slow cooker version, I used a huge sweet potato, cubed, and two idaho cubed for the botom layer of the crock, added fresh cut green beans, and added all of the other veggies raw and large diced on top. I browned the beef with that wonderful garlic and some Montreal seasoning, added to the crock, and added ground celery seed (my secret ingredient for all veggie based soups and stews!), ground pepper to the mix. I added two cups beef broth (instead of one cup water) and a cup of white wine to the mix, since I was slow cooking and a little concerned about drying out. This stew was savory and delicious after 9 hours on low, and very brothy, plenty of liquid. Sincere thanks to you and your family & mom for sharing this recipe, dolcevita, you have a winner here!
Pretty bland. Ended up adding a bunch of spices to make it better.
Delicious stew! Even better the next day. I'll be making this regularly! Followed the directions and ingredients exactly, wouldn't change a thing. I might try it in the slow cooker though, after the browning.
Probably the best Beef stew I have ever made. I did not have any wine but used canned diced tomatoes in juice instead of the wine and 1/2 tomatoe, worked great!!
this was pretty good - added some mushrooms & celery - but the sweet potatoes made it for me
I used half cup beef broth and half cup of a pink wine (red & white mix, because I didn't have white) and fresh green beans instead of canned. The sweet potato/yams added an underlying sweetness that I didn't expect but was pleasantly surprised. Delicious!!!
Browned beef then threw it all in the slow cooker on high for about 3-1/2 hours (6-8 hrs on low). Love this recipe - I doubled the spices, left out the green pepper (don't care for it much) and used a can of diced tomatoes - instead of the water, next time I plan to use beef broth instead to make it even richer. Excellent dish, easy to make - will also add peas next time. Thanks so much for this new dish in our dinner rotation!
This stew is delicious! I added 1/2 cup chicken broth for extra savoriness. This was my first time cooking with wine, and I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor it added to the stew. I used frozen green beans instead of canned, and chopped a whole tomato instead of a 1/2 of one. This is a perfect comfort meal for the Fall. We will definitely make this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Portuguese Beef Stew
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 108
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