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

Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan option)

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?

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Can someone please inform my mother this is NOT Irish? 

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    55 thoughts on “Hearty Beef and vegetable stew

    1. Hahah I like your parties 🙂 “They remixed ‘K Pop’ into David Guetta and served prawn cracker cocktails.” — LOL i would go to there, tequila and all 🙂 This stew looks amazing, and now that I’ve been staring at the photos for the last 5 mins, it’s exactly what I’m wanting for dinner

    2. A bar in my university town served stew on St. Patrick’s Day too. I opted out and had post-bar falafels and hummus with pita instead. The stew was left on a table somewhere and I didn’t trust that no one had puked in it lol.

      I do love beef stew though – this one looks similar to mine except I add potatoes to mine too!

    3. This is almost identical to how I make beef stew. It is so easy and the leftovers are the best!

    4. Remind me again why I don’t have a slow cooker? Because you can’t make desserts in them. Or wait, you can. Fails. I’ve been meaning to do it for yeas and years now, and one day I WILL get one. Maybe this fall. Or next fall. We’ll see.

    5. My grandmother had those very same bowls!! Man, they bring back memories.

      I love a good stew. My mom used to make a beef stew all the time growing up, and I always ate my way around the meat. Ha, even back then.

    6. How delightful that you used coconut flour as a thickener here. You genius, you!! Thanks for thinking of your herby friends and giving us your permish to add all the legumies 😉

    7. I don’t see green beans listed on the ingredient list. Did I miss something? I love stew! How much Green Beans did you add? Thanks….and sorry if I missed it.

        1. thanks! And you still add some mushrooms? It’s not in the directions. Sorry, I just want it to turn out perfectly!

    8. Haha stew at a club. That’s super random and I love it. I haven’t been to a club in years. Sadly, I think I’m past the stage in my life of thinking that sounds fun. This stew, however, looks like a lot of fun.

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