Classic Winter Stew

Home » COOK » Recipes » Classic Winter Stew

Classic Winter Stew

A classic winter stew is a perfect meal for cold nights when all you want is to snuggle under a duvet and stay warm! I have always loved “throw everything in the pot and forget about it for a couple of hours” recipes, and this winter stew fits the bill perfectly.

Classic Winter Stew

Classic Winter Stew

Yield: 4


  • 750g stewing beef, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsps of plain flour
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 sticks of celery, chopped into chunks
  • 200g swede, chopped into chunks
  • 1 large carrot (about 150g) , chopped into chunks
  • 1 large parsnip (about 150g) chopped into chunks
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 150ml full bodied red wine (optional)
  • 3 tbsps of thyme (or add any other desired herbs
  • to taste)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Jacket potatoes and steamed broccoli to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4 and make sure you have a large, ovenproof casserole dish to hand.
  2. Heat the oil in the casserole dish and fry the beef until brown, sprinkle over the flour and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and all of the vegetables and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the stock, wine and herbs, season to taste.
  5. Cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 2 hours.
  6. Serve with jacket potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 0.7mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gSugar: 9g

Did you make this recipe? Share it!

Tag The Purple Pumpkin Blog on Instagram with the hashtag #TPPBRecipes!



Recipe and photo credit to where you can rent self-catering properties in the UK and overseas.

Please share this post with your family and friends on social media – just use the buttons below! Your shares are how The Purple Pumpkin Blog grows and I am sincerely grateful every time you share something. ♥