Beef Stew with Fennel & Shallots

Number of Servings: 6 (626 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 2 hours
Beef Stew with Fennel and Shallots

The fennel adds a mild licorice layer of flavor background to this hearty stew. Rich with the flavors and textures of pearl onions and mushrooms, this robust stew takes your standard beef stew up a notch.


  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 lb. lean beef stew meat, trimmed and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large shallots, chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • ½ cup red wine (optional)
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced thick
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 10 oz. small boiling onions, peeled and halved
  • 3 oz. mushrooms, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place the flour on a plate. Dredge the beef cubes in the flour.
  2. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the beef until browned on all sides (5 minutes). Remove the beef from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the fennel, garlic, and shallots to the pan over medium heat and sauté until softened and lightly golden (7-8 minutes). Add salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf. Sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Return the beef to the pan and add the stock and wine, if using. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer gently until the meat is tender (40-45 minutes).
  5. Add the carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms. Simmer gently until the vegetables are tender (30 minutes). Discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Stir in the parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 626 g

Amount per serving
Calories 440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 44g
Protein 26g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 107.4mg 8%
Iron 5.2mg 30%
Potassium 1795mg 40%
Vitamin A 427.9mcg 50%
Vitamin C 64.5mg 70%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 82.6mcg 70%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 12.6mg 80%
Vitamin B6 1.5mg 90%
Folate 95.8mcg 24%
Vitamin B12 1.2mcg 50%
Biotin 4.1mcg 15%
Chloride 21.3mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.8mg 40%
Phosphorus 384.8mg 30%
Iodine 1.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 100.6mg 25%
Zinc 4.5mg 45%
Selenium 26.6mcg 50%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 7.4mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Potatoes, Low Sodium Beef Broth (organic Beef Broth (filtered Water, Organic Beef), Organic Onions, Organic Celery, Organic Beef Flavor, Organic Carrots, Organic Garlic, Organic Caramel Color, Natural Flavors (with Yeast Extract), Sea Salt, Organic Spices), Lean Beef Stew Meat, Carrots, Boiling Onions, Red Wine, Fennel, Shallots, Mushrooms, Olive Oil, Enriched All Purpose Flour (unbleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Parsley, Garlic, Bay Leaf, Salt, Black Pepper, Thyme.

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