Tomato Stew

Tomato Stew Recipe

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Tomato Stew Recipe

This tomato stew recipe is the perfect cold winter's day companion. There are two basic variations to this tomato stew recipe, a beef version, and a lamb version. Both stewing beef and stewing lamb works well and completely absorbs the flavours of the tomato juices added to the stew.

The ingredients make no mention of herbs, but basil works really well with tomato and you can add a little basil or mixed herbs to the pot towards the end of the cooking process to add a little more flavour.

This tomato stew recipe comfortably yields four to six portions and also freezes well, permitting the potatoes to be removed or consumed before freezing. If you plan to freeze the tomato stew, first thaw it and add a little more water and cook it over low temperature. Even better, use a microwave to defrost the stew and warm it up again.

While you are cooking the stew, remove the scum, fat from the surface regularly to control the cooking temperature and allow to simmer the stew over low to medium heat.

Removing the scum makes it easier to control the temperature of the pot so you can maintain a constant simmer. If you don't skim it off, the scum aggregates in a foamy layer on the surface, which acts as insulation. It traps more heat in the pot and can cause your pot to boil when it would otherwise be simmering.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 210.8
Carbs: 22.5g
Fat: 13.5g
Protein: 22g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
120 min
Cook Time
2 Hours and 0 Minutes
135 min
Total Time
2 Hours and 15 Minutes




  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-base saucepan and sauté the onions until soft
  2. Add the garlic and meat and brown
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, accept for the potatoes and stir until mixed
  4. Let the stew simmer over low heat for 1 hour
  5. It is normally not necessary to add water because the tomatoes contains enough liquid. But keep an eye to make sure the liquid is enough
  6. Add the potatoes and cook for another hour until the meat is soft and tender
  7. If the stew is too watery at the end of the cooking time, you can add 1-2 Tablespoons of flour mixed with ½ cup of water little by little and cook it a little bit further until thickened
  8. Serve on basmati rice

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Marie Van Sittert
This mouth watering recipe is a must!I absolutely loved this!will try it again soon! 5.00

Dietrich Schermie
Hot, beautiful, and comfortable! That is how I describe this tomato stew recipe. It is a heart warning recipe. My wife and kids loved it. 5.00

Hans Fubhler
Wonderful tomato stew recipe! 5.00

Nola Bosch
You were right. This tomato stew is the perfect winter companion. Winter is approaching fast here in Germany and I found your recipe on Pinterest. What a lovely meal my husband and I had. It is warm and lovely. 5.00

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