Hearty Beef and Carrot Stew: A Perfect Autumn Warmer











This Beef and Carrot Stew is a heartwarming autumn meal that's not only delicious but also gluten-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 friendly. With just 87 calories per serving, it's a nutritious choice that doesn't compromise on flavor.


Step 1: Prepare Carrots

Begin your culinary adventure by preparing the carrots. First, give your carrot a good scrub under running water to remove any dirt or debris. Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil and cook your carrot until it reaches a soft, tender texture. This process not only brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots but also ensures they blend smoothly into your stew.
Pro Tip: Cutting the carrot into smaller pieces reduces boiling time.

Step 2: Blend and Sauté

Once your carrot is cooked to perfection, it's time to bring out your blender. Without adding water, puree the carrot until it's beautifully smooth. This is where the magic begins! Heat your oil in a pot, and sauté the finely chopped onions, garlic, and ginger. The aroma of garlic and ginger dancing together, combined with the sweetness of onions, creates a base for your stew that's rich in flavors and textures.
Pro Tip: For an evenly smooth carrot blend, ensure the cooked carrot has cooled down a bit.

Step 3: Simmer Beef

To the sautéed base, add your diced Tatashe pepper or bell pepper for a hint of sweetness and color, and then introduce the beef cubes. Let the stew simmer gently, allowing the beef to soak up all the exquisite flavors. This slow cook process tenderizes the beef and melds the spices for a stew that promises to be both tender and tasty. Season with curry and a seasoning cube to elevate the flavors to a whole new level.
Pro Tip: Cut your beef into small cubes to ensure a quicker and even cooking.

Step 4: Integrate Carrots

Next, stir in your smooth carrot blend into the pot, mixing thoroughly to ensure that every piece of beef is coated in this vibrant, orange mixture. Allow the stew to simmer for a few more minutes, letting the flavors combine and the stew to thicken to your desired consistency. The smooth carrot not only thickens the stew but also adds a layer of sweetness that complements the savory beef beautifully.
Pro Tip: A slow, gentle simmer keeps the beef tender.

Step 5: Final Touches

As the stew nears completion, add a generous handful of chopped scent leaves or basil, stirring them into the stew for an aromatic finish. Serve your heartwarming Beef and Carrot Stew hot, with a side of rice, yam, plantain, or pasta. Each spoonful is a blend of soft, tender beef and carrots, with each ingredient shining through yet combining to create a symphony of flavors.
Pro Tip: Fresh scent leaves or basil add a burst of freshness to the stew.