Old Fashioned Beef Vegetable Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Low sodium bacon1 Ounce, coarsely chopped
 Lean beef stew meat8 Ounce, cut into thin strips
 Onion1 Large, coarsely chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
 Carrots2 Large, cubed
 Parsnips8 Ounce, diced
 All purpose potatoes8 Ounce, peeled and diced
 Tomato paste2 Teaspoon
 Beef stock2 Quart
 Dried sage1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf1
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 289 Calories from Fat 43

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.8 mg7.9%

Sodium 1070.6 mg44.6%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.3%

Sugars 11.1 g

Protein 25 g50.3%

Vitamin A 122.9% Vitamin C 50.3%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 21.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a saucepan, add the bacon.
2. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Stop cooking when the bacon is crisp and the fat comes out.
4. Take the bacon out of the pan and discard it.

5. In the same pan with the bacon fat, add beef, onion, and garlic.
6. Saute the mixture until it browns.
7. Stir in the carrots, parsnips, and potatoes, and cook for about 7 minutes.
8. Stir in tomato paste, stock, and herbs.
9. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes, until the beef and vegetables are tender and the broth is rich.
10. Using a slotted spoon, take the bay leaf out of the stew and discard it.
11. Season the stew with salt and pepper.

12. Serve hot with bread.