Possibly the easiest stew you’ll ever make, short of throwing everything in a crockpot! If you like a drier stew, don’t want to stand over your soup pot, or just want something a little different, then this nourishing Sheet Pan Beef Stew is perfect for your cozy Autumn dinner.
As with many of my recipes (I like to think of them as templates for you to get creative with!), this one is fully customizable – switch up the veggies, try a different meat, spice it liberally, etc.
Make Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly by leaving out pepper, using sweet potato, taro or rutabaga instead of white potato, and leaving out tomatoes. Try using beets or apple instead for a nice complimentary flavour with the beef.
Make vegan by using a substantial mushroom (such as portobello) instead of beef. Marinate the mushrooms for a short time, just as you would beef.
Marinating the beef will make it more tender, and prevent it from drying out as your meal cooks.
Sheet Pan Beef Stew
1 lb lean stewing beef
1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar and/or red wine
2 large carrots
1 large potato
2 sticks celery or small fennel bulb
1 medium red onion
Handful cherry tomatoes
Pinch salt, pepper (optional)
1-2 tsp herbs de Provence, or desired mix (thyme, sage, rosemary, etc.)
Preheat oven to 375F. In a bowl, add fresh or thawed cubed beef and balsamic or wine, coating the meat thoroughly. Allow to marinate while you prepare the vegetables.
Chop carrots, potato and celery so they are similarly sized, and also sized slightly smaller than your meat pieces. They will cook slightly slower than the meat, so this is important for even cooking. Cut onion in larger wedges, again imitating the size of your other ingredients. Halve your cherry tomatoes if they are larger, or leave whole.
Arrange all ingredients on your baking sheet in a single layer, and season with herbs, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, and place in oven on centre rack. Cook for 15 minutes, turn over with a spatula, then cook another 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through.
For more cozy recipes like this Sheet Pan Stew, check out the New Moon Holistic blog!