Beef and Beet Stew


For us the people living in this part of the country, we hardly get a chance to brag about the cold and freezing weather. Even though it can get cold but honestly we are no way near to you guys living on the other end and always posting those beautiful white backyard pictures… Jealous!


But I don’t ever leave a chance to flaunt whatever little cold weather we get here! Seriously haven’t you heard the saying be happy in what you get! So go ahead and do it, drink hot cocoa even if you want an ice-tea. Wear boots, who care if it is 70 degree outside. Send texts to your friend how freezing the morning have become; just remember not to tell them that you are jogging in a t-shirt! I mean technically it is the month to wear mittens and ear muffs; so go-ahead wear them on any given chance even if you totally need to switch on air conditioner…  Ok I know I may have gone little too far but seriously flaunt whatever winter you get! And yes make a big pot of a hearty to die for stew!



So lets make some Beef and Beet Stew. This is one of my favorite stew recipe; Easy and delicious it is literary a chop and dump stew. Really all you need to do is to chop few things here and dump it in along with other ingredients in the pot and let the magic happen. This is such a hearty stew loaded with chunky pieces of meat and goodness of beets. Beets add such a beautiful mellow sweetness and beautiful red color to this stew. You can always add carrots and other veggies if you want but for me I like it this way. Serve it hot with some bread or a bowl of rice.  Make a large batch and use it later.



So go ahead make this stew no matter what part of the coast you live, this bowl of comfort will make you very happy!

Beef and Beet Stew

Yield: serve 3-4

Deliciou Beef and Beet Stew


  • 1lb Beef (stew meat)
  • 2-3 Beets (large, sliced)
  • 2 Onions (large, sliced)
  • 2-3 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 6-8 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 1teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt 1 ½ teaspoons or as per taste
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 4-5 cups water/beef stock (More if need)


  1. In a large stew-pot/pot add the oil and heat it on medium high. Add the meat and fry till it starts to get little brown. (Do it in batches if needed to make sure the pot is not over crowded)
  2. Once the meat is browned throw in rest of the ingredients in the pot along with the stock, lower the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot with the lid and let it simmer for 45-50 minutes or until the meat and beets are tender and well cooked. (Make sure to check and add more liquid if needed, if the liquid starts to dry out too soon).
  3. Once the meat and beets are well done, open the lid and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook for another few minutes or till the liquid almost start to dry out.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat; check for the seasoning and serve hot.


Adjust the about cayenne pepper as per your liking. You can use pork,veal or lamb in this recipe. Adjust the cooking time.

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  • yummychunklet December 5, 2013, 12:00 am

    Looks tasty!

  • Lail | With A Spin December 5, 2013, 4:01 am

    Oh..the weather. I live in the bipolar state where it was in the 50s yesterday, in the 80s today and will be in the 30s tomorrow. Apart from the weather, I started a thing with beet last year and beef is always a favorite. Never ever thought of adding the two together. Brilliant!

  • Rosa December 5, 2013, 10:01 am

    A wonderful combination! That stew must taste really good. Lovely pictures.



  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health December 5, 2013, 4:57 pm

    Dallas is crazy when it comes to weather, we had 75F yesterday and tomorrow might be a snow day for us :( the stew looks so good, perfect for weather like tomorrow :)

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) December 5, 2013, 11:32 pm

    I never would have thought to put these ingredients together even though I love them all individually. Your beef stew sounds wonderful…so inventive.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook December 6, 2013, 5:25 pm

    Freezing for the past 2 days – maybe like 37F in the morning!? We’re not so used to this cold weather. Comfort stew sounds really lovely. And you used beet? So unique and the color caught my eyes first! By the way, I love how you did for the images. The extra layer of color…or not sure how you call this, but very artsy!

  • Raymund December 10, 2013, 12:41 am

    This looks like the Asian style borshct I think the main difference is thevpart of the beef used (ox tail)

  • Kitchen Belleicious December 11, 2013, 3:22 am

    what a nice and surprising combination. looks great