Mom's Portuguese Beef Stew

Mom's Portuguese Beef Stew

dolcevita 4

"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."

Ingredients 2 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 398 cals

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  • 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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  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. 30 Ratings


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!

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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!!