Hearty Beef and vegetable stew

This hearty beef and vegetable stew requires a simple prep for a delicious, filling and healthy meal. High in protein, gluten free and a family favourite- It’s bound to make you feel lucky (in a faux St.Patrick’s Day) or at least happily satisfied! 

Hearty and Healthy Beef and Vegetable Stew- Filling, easy prep and a family favourite- Possible to make in the #slowcooker or stovetop and naturally #glutenfree - @thebigmansworld.com

Growing up in Australia, I’ve come to the realisation that any holiday, irrespective of how minor or related it is- We’ll celebrate it

During my early university days, there were several clubs and bars I’d go to on rotation. One in particular used every holiday as an excuse to chuck a themed night. Here are a few of the more ‘interesting’ ones-

Chinese New Year Night- They remixed ‘K Pop’ into David Guetta and served prawn cracker cocktails. This was a total dud because the ‘cocktail’ was straight tequila with a prawn cracker on the side. I’ll have my salt and lemon juice, thanks. 

4th of July Night- They were serving unique shots and had an American DJ flying over. This was a total dud because the DJ backed out last minute because he wanted to celebrate in his home country. 

Easter Night- They had an Easter egg hunt. This was a total dud as two girls tripped on some eggs and they shut the doors temporarily to remove all the eggs. They didn’t do a good job as I found one in the bathrooms. 

The biggest ‘dud’ of all would have been their St.Patty’s day themed night. I’m not sure who was in charge of their promotions or marketing that night but instead of getting everyone to wear green or having a Guinness as the beverage of choice that night, they intended to open the club two hours early…to serve Irish stew. 

Irish Stew. 

Irish Stew at a club.

Irish Stew at a club which played Nicki Minaj. 

They also had an RSVP which resulted in zero people turning up. 

Hearty and Healthy Beef and Vegetable Stew- Filling, easy prep and a family favourite- Possible to make in the #slowcooker or stovetop and naturally #glutenfree - @thebigmansworld.com

Today’s recipe, however, is not a dud, as it was stolen from my mum. Her recipes I’ve shared to far on here have been some of the most popular, especially the slow roasted Persian chicken and the Persian eggplant dip. This is her twist on a classic Irish Stew and by twist I mean she once ate an Irish stew and made her own version which resembles nothing like one. Hence a hearty beef and vegetable stew.

(If you ever see her, just play along and say it’s an ‘Irish Stew’).

This hearty beef and vegetable stew  is so simple to whip up- You simply chop up the ingredients, add to a slow cooker or casserole dish and Bam- You’re house smells like Ireland. Okay, not really but it smells amazing! For those who don’t want to whip out the slow cooker, this works well in a pressure cooker or stove top. For those whom are vegetarian or vegan, this soup is so flavourful, you can leave out the beef and add some chickpeas or legumes for a more filling stew. 

Hearty and Healthy Beef and Vegetable Stew- Filling, easy prep and a family favourite- Possible to make in the #slowcooker or stovetop and naturally #glutenfree - @thebigmansworld.com

Thinking about it- If the above club was serving this- I’d RSVP. 

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew

A delicious, healthy and filling stew based off lean beef, vegetables and a delicious gravy- Super simple to whip up.
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Servings: 3
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 500 grams 1 lb beef chuck roast, diced
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3-4 carrots chopped
  • Handful of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup crushed canned tomatoes approximately half a can
  • 1 cup beef stock*
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour**
  • 2-3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoon cornstarch/arrowroot/coconut flour***


  • Coat a large pot with oil and allow to heat. Roughly coat the chuck roast with flour and add to the heated pot, stirring for 1 - 2 minutes, until browned.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook for an extra 2-3 minutes before adding the tomato paste, canned tomatoes and beef stock. Stir very well to avoid the tomato paste clumping before adding the carrots and sliced mushrooms. Add the Worcestershire sauce and reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for approximately 1 hour.
  • Remove lid and liquid should be reduced- Taste the stew and remove or for a thicker stew, allow to cook for an extra 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately or allow to cool completely.


* We typically enjoy a very thick stew so keep the stock at 1 cup. Feel free to increase by half a cup extra for a more 'soup' like stew.
** Any flour will typically work except for coconut or almond flour. You can omit but the meat will not be as tender
*** This is optional- This is more for those who prefer a very thick texture, you can add this to it
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Hearty and Healthy Beef and Vegetable Stew- Filling, easy prep and a family favourite- Possible to make in the #slowcooker or stovetop and naturally #glutenfree - @thebigmansworld.com

Want more recipes stolen from the mother? Check these out!

Slow Roasted Persian Chicken (Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb)

Slow Roasted Persian Chicken- A delicious #glutenfree and #paleo dinner option which is so delicious and super simple to whip up- thebigmansworld.com

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Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies- Just FOUR ingredients are needed to make these delicious, simple and crispy cookies- #glutenfree and #vegan option too! -thebigmansworld.com

The best Persian Eggplant Dip (Gluten Free, Vegan) 

The best Persian Eggplant Dip- #vegan and #glutenfree- thebigmansworld.com

What is the craziest ‘nightclub’ or ‘club’ night you’ve been to?

Is your city big on themed events?

Can someone please inform my mother this is NOT Irish? 

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    55 thoughts on “Hearty Beef and vegetable stew

    1. Chicago LOVES celebrating random holidays!! For St. Patrick’s Day, we turn the Chicago River green, have a parade, and drink green beer.
      That recipe has “winter comfort food” written all over it! I love slow cooker recipes!

    2. What is UP with those clubs down there in Australia? Serving Irish Stew at a club? Ummm…I hope they didn’t spend a lot of money on marketing there. And the Easter egg hunt just cracked me up. I can only imagine what other screw-ups occur for other holidays. I mean, Valentine’s Day means Cupid. Cupid means babies and sharp arrows. I don’t see any trouble arising here at all, do you? But this stew? That’s a guaranteed winner! Nothing beats a good hearty beef stew…especially when Nicki Manaj is playing in the background.

    3. I’m a meat and potatoes gal, so the thicker the better! In fact, it needs to be so damn thick that I am choking from a clogged throat after each spoonful.

    4. Hearty is an understatement, this looks so darn comforting!!! Pinning now 🙂

    5. The only time I ever saw anything Irish related in Scotland was when I was at university. Guinness ran an offer where if you bought 6 pints within the day you got a Guinness hat… David did it once… It wasn’t worth it :-S
      Other than that every St Patrick’s day comes and goes here and no one even realises!

    6. Haha! Ohhh clubs…. giving it the ole college try to lure people in. fail. This soup though…not a fail at all. NOM.

    7. Haha cracking up that a club would serve this…I mean after a few drinks, I don’t mind a shawarma so if it’s cold outside, I wouldn’t mind tucking into a bowl of this! As much as I would love to keep in the beef, unfortunately my grandmother would have a sh1t fit if I tried cooking beef at home- will have to try it sans the good stuff..although I am sure it will still taste pretty amazing!

    8. Until 5 minutes ago I was wondering what kind of slow cooker dish I should cook tomorrow. Now I know 😉
      We’re not well known for themed party’s here. The crazies club party I’ve been to was on Valentine’s Day. Everyone got a mobile – a Nokia 3210 – and a heart shaped badge with the phone number on it and you could send flirty text messages to each other. The end of the story: no one danced at all, people called friends and family abroad and the party failed miserably. Who didn’t see that coming….

    9. Perfect for St. Patty’s day coming up! My husband saw this over my shoulder and asked “what is that?!? Make that!!” LOL

    10. So good to finally see a St. Patrick’s day recipe that’s actually slightly reminiscent of what we eat rather than weird green stuff (we don’t eat weird green things for St. Patrick’s day, oh Americans…).

      One tiny little criticism though – never say St. Patty’s day! The short form is actually St. Paddy’s day. To us Patty is an American woman’s name (think the Simpsons) or an uncooked burger (gross). Someone made a website about the error last year which is hilarious! https://paddynotpatty.com/

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