Orchard Beef Stew

Number of Servings: 6 (320 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 2 hours
Winter Beef Stew

Using fruit at the end of a long cooking time adds both acidity and sweetness to this otherwise classic stew.

Tip: The long cooking times necessary to make lean cuts as tender as possible mean that this recipe is well-suited for slow cooker modification. Brown the meat with the onions and wait until the final hour to add the fruit.


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ lbs. lean stew beef, cubed
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cups low-fat, low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1½ cups mixed pears and apples, cubed


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft (5-8 minutes). Add the meat and brown. Add carrots, broth, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until meat is tender (1-5 hours). With lean cuts, longer cook times help produce tender meat.
  3. Add the apples and pears. Cover and cook over low heat until fruit is just soft (10-15 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 320 g

Amount per serving
Calories 220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 33.8mg 2%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 580mg 10%
Vitamin A 182.2mcg 20%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 6%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 7.6mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.1mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 10.7mg 70%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 45%
Folate 14.3mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 2.6mcg 110%
Biotin 1.2mcg 4%
Chloride 6.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 15%
Phosphorus 268.2mg 20%
Iodine 0.5mcg 0%
Magnesium 32mg 8%
Zinc 6.3mg 60%
Selenium 27.2mcg 50%
Copper 0.1mg 15%
Manganese 0.1mg 6%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.4mcg 6%

* 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.


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