This beef stew recipe is the perfect way to warm up and get cozy with the entire family. You will definitely want to add this stew to your winter meal planning routine. There are a lot of tasty beef stew recipes, but this one is my favorite one so far. My mom used to make this stew for us in the winter.
What’s the special ingredient to this delicious beef stew recipe?
Making a delicious beef stew recipe with Red Gold tomatoes is a must. The evidence is in the taste and quality this family-owned business provides in their products. It’s made with the highest-quality, freshest, and best-tasting tomatoes. Not to mention, it is also a non-GMO project verified and packed in non-BPA lined cans.
I knew Red Gold tomatoes tasted amazing, but it wasn’t until I participated in the Red Gold Tomato Challenge, that I realized what makes this brand so spectacular.
The Red Gold tomato challenge
My daughter and I put Red Gold tomatoes to the test. We scored Red Gold against Hunt’s tomatoes. Scoring categories included the color of the tomatoes, uniformity, integrity, amount of peels and sides and lastly, the overall taste of the tomatoes.
Keep in mind my daughter is still pretty young, so we simplified the tomato challenge and opted to pick which one she liked best instead of scoring on a scale of 1 to 5. This activity doubled as a time for us to spend some time together too which I know is also important to the Red Gold tomato family.
Color and uniformity
We both agreed that Red Gold Tomatoes scored better when it came to its red color and uniformity. They didn’t appear to be as squishy as Hunt’s tomatoes.
Again, Red Gold tomatoes scored a bit higher in this category. Also, notice the tomato juice appears to be thicker and less runny.
However, when we cut both tomatoes, it was a close tie as far as how the tomatoes held up. You can see below.
My daughter who can be a picky eater at times agreed that she liked the taste of Red Gold tomatoes over Hunts.
A Simple Beef Stew Recipe
Beef Stew ingredients
Vegetable Beef Stew Instructions
How to make beef stew with an instant pot
- 3-4 lbs. beef stew meat
- 1 medium onion
- 16 oz. bag of baby carrots (sliced)
- 4 ribs of celery (sliced)
- 7 medium potatoes, diced
- 1 28 oz. Red Gold canned whole tomatoes, undrained and cut up
- 2 cans of beef broth
- 1 can okra, drained
- 1 Red Gold tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
- 1 tsp basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Shredded mild cheddar (optional)
- Combine all ingredients except for potatoes and onions
- Bring to boil, cover then turn down the heat to simmer for an hour
- Add the potatoes and okra. Cook for another hour and a half until meat is tender and veggies are done.
- Top with shredded cheese if desired