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Island Inspired Beef Stew

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 55 mins

This beef stew recipe features undertones of cinnamon and ginger with a hint of heat.


 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive or vegetable oil
 2 lb (1 kg) Stewing Beef Cubes
 ¼ cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 large onion, cut lengthwise into eighths
 1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated ginger root
 1 cup (250 mL) beef broth
 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced plum tomatoes
 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 2 tbsp (30 mL) paprika
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried sage, crushed
 1 bay leaf
 1 cinnamon stick
 ½ tsp (2 mL) chili pepper flakes
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper
 ½ cup (125 mL) raisins
 ½ cup (125 mL) green olives
 1 Coarsely chopped sweet green pepper

Heat oil in Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat until sizzling hot. Brown meat in 4 batches. Set beef aside; sprinkle with flour.


Add garlic, onion and ginger root to pot, cooking 3 to 4 minutes until just softened, adding more oil if necessary. Stir in broth, scraping up browned bits from the bottom. Add reserved beef, tomatoes, Worcestershire, paprika, sage, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.


Simmer, covered, on stove-top or in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 hour until fork tender; remove cinnamon stick. Add raisins, olives and green pepper; cook 30 to 40 minutes longer until vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.