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Hearty Winter Beef Stew

This healthy winter stew if chock full of tender beef and vegetables and can be made on the stove top or crockpot.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Hearty Beef Stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall


  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup fresh button mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup fresh green beans
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt's Fire Roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine, optional
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) beef broth or beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  • Marinate the trimmed meat in a resealable bag with the Italian dressing for about 1/2 hour in the fridge. Next, discard marinade.
  • Transfer beef to a large stockpot, Brown the stew meat and onion over medium heat.
  • Add the remaining vegetables and soften with a wooden spoon for a minute. Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, the wine and broth and stir until mixed.
  • Season with a teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  • Bring the stew to medium high heat, almost to a boil, then lower the heat. Continue to simmer on low heat for two hours covered.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme leaves and serve.