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Mom's Portuguese Beef Stew


"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."
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2 h servings 398 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Dust the beef with the flour. Place the beef, garlic, bay leaves, and pepper in the stockpot; cook until the beef is brown; season with salt and cook until beef is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, green pepper, carrot, and paprika; cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato, wine, water, and parsley. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Mix in the red potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans; continue to cook until potatoes are easily pierced through with a fork, about 45 minutes.

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  1. 34 Ratings

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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 th...

Most helpful critical review

Pretty bland. Ended up adding a bunch of spices to make it better.

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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 th...

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, a...

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

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 ...

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 sweetnes...

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...

Fabulous Recipe, especially for a base recipe! I added the sweet potatoes too soon and they had disintegrated by the time it was ready to serve, though flavor amazing. Next time I will add hal...

This was delicious. I made it in the pressure cooker to save time. I used all sweet potatoes instead of some red and fresh green beans instead of a can, otherwise everything was the same. Wond...