Beef stew with vegetables, served with spaghetti

So this is another yummy recipe I got from a friend of mine…yeah I have gotten a lot of recipes from friends, lol. It’s very easy, and is simply great with spaghetti!


1lb of beef, cut into strips
A dozen large tomatoes, diced
Red pepper (the small hot ones…and I’m not going to give a quantity cos I looooove my pepper, and it probably would be too much for a lot of people. So, as much as you want). This should be blended.
3 medium-sized carrots, diced
2 large green bell peppers, diced
A handful of runner beans, chopped up
A few sprigs of  spring onions (about 3, chopped up…not the whole bulb!)
A knob of ginger, cut into large chunks
5 cloves of garlic,  chopped up
Stock cubes(I prefer maggi chicken)
Black pepper, (mostly for the flavor)
Oil, for frying


  • Put the diced tomatoes straight into a saucepan, preferably non-stick, and allow it to dry out completely, stirring occasionally to make sure it does not burn.

  • Wash up the beef and season with the ginger, garlic, salt and a small stock cube(if using one the size of the maggi chicken cube, you should break it in half). Add a bit of water and allow to cook. When cooked, take out the beef and save the stock for later.
  • When the tomato paste is ready, add some oil to a different saucepan, and pour in the tomato and allow to fry. Pour in the blended pepper and fry for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1 cup of the stock to the stew, and another cup of water.  Season with salt, a stock cube, and some black pepper.  Add the beef strips. Stir and leave to cook for about 5 minutes. (if the stock is not up to a cup, you can dilute with water).
  • Then add the carrots, green pepper and runner beans. Allow to cook, uncovered, for about 15 minutes. It should thicken as it cooks.
  • Taste to make sure it is well seasoned. If you think some more seasoning should be added, please do so.
  • Add the chopped spring onions to finish off. You can leave for another 5 minutes to simmer.

    That's it! Serve with boiled spaghetti. Bon appetit!