Saucy Beef Simmer Saucy Beef Simmer

Author: Canadian Living

Like many other stews, this one has chunks of tender beef and onion, but it's enhanced by a touch of Greek spicing: oregano and the subtle yet homey flavour of cinnamon. It takes a while to simmer, so you'll have plenty of time to make Tender Baked Potatoes or Golden Roast Potatoes and corn or green beans to go alongside.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2003



Cut beef into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In large saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown beef, in batches. Transfer to plate. Drain off any fat from pan.

Reduce heat to medium; add remaining oil to pan. Fry celery, onion, garlic, oregano and cinnamon, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in flour; cook for 1 minute. Stir in stock, 1 cup (250 mL) water and tomato paste, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender, about 1-1/2 hours. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 6 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 542 mg
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 270.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g


  • Iron 25.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
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