It’s been cold and miserable here lately with the rain. And there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of stew (or soup) during those times. I love butternut squash and sun-dried tomatoes in this stew. Not only does it make it look pretty but it’s also delicious. I served it with rice but it’s equally tasty with some warm crusty bread!
- 1 1/2 pounds of beef stew meat, cut 1″ cube
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- olive oil for cooking
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped
- a few sprigs of fresh thyme, stripped and chopped
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 2/3 cup of marsala wine
- 2 pounds of butternut squash, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2″ cube
- 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans of beef broth
- salt and pepper to season
- fresh Italian parsley, chopped
In a medium bowl combine stew meat and 2 tablespoons of flour to coat. In a large dutch oven over medium high heat, add olive oil and meat. Cook until the beef is browned and golden around the edges, about 6-8 minutes. Do not crowd your pot. Do it in batches if necessary. Transfer meat to a bowl and set aside.
In the same pot, add onions, garlic, rosemary, thyme and more olive oil if need be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until onions are tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir it around the pot, about 1 minute. Then add marsala wine. Using your wooden spoon, stir up all the brown bits off the bottom of the pot. Add butternut squash, sun-dried tomatoes and stew meat. Stir to combine and then add beef broth. Bring the stew to a boil over high heat and then reduce to low heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender. Check for seasoning. Ladle stew into the bowl and garnish with parsley. Serve over rice or with crusty bread.
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis
35 thoughts on “Beef and Butternut Squash Stew”
looks awesome and perfect for this cold & dreary weather! thanks for sharing!
Thank you! 🙂
This was really a great stew. The butternut squash adds a nice sweet flavor, and I love the texture. Plus, it’s SUPER healthy!
Yes, the butternut squash does add a nice sweet flavor and the texture was wonderful. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😀
Looks delicious Anne.
Thank you Margot!
Love all of those ingredients. Plus, it looks delicious!
You’re too kind –thanks for the comment Johnny! 🙂
Sounds and looks delicious. I think the marsala is a nice complement to the squash….
Thank you the lovely comment. The marsala wine really do complement the squash. 🙂
Great health dish…Anne!!!…with this recipe you dont get Cold for a while…:)
Thanks Massi –always lovely to hear from you! 🙂
Stews are a must during rainy days. A MUST!
Nice recipe. Great bowl.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Anne – this looks beautiful! Perfect for fall/winter. And the pictures are stunning!
Thank you Lindsay for the lovely comment! 🙂
What an amazing flavour combination! I never thought of putting sundried tomatoes in a stew but with the pumpkin & beef it would be beautiful.
Thanks Angelica! 🙂
Yum, that sounds like a stew that is full of flavour. I am bookmarking this to try when it is not quite so hot here 😉
Ooooh you’ll love it, that is if you like butternut squash and sun-dried tomatoes. 🙂
I love both, especially butternut. I’d never really eaten it until I moved to SA. It’s like the national vegetable here and I’ve really grown to love it.
I love your combinations of sun dried tomatoes and butternut squash! A beautiful dish!
Thank you so much Jan!
Thank you! You have given me a great idea for the bag of sun dried tomatos I have in the press. Looks lovely.
Yay!!! And thank you Conor!
Anne, I love your recipes. Your beef and butternut squash not only looks delicious but sounds over the top warm, comforting and delicious. I really love that it has 2/3 cup of marsala wine in it too 🙂
Thank you Judy! 🙂 I love the marsala wine in here too. It really complements the butternut squash.
The butternut squash adds a very special coziness to your dish. I am sure your whole house smells fantastic while is it simmering.
Yes, it smelled heaven! 🙂
You’re on an eggnog roll, I love it! Maybe I would enjoy eggnog more if it were baked into something delicious like this 😉
Thanks Nicole! 🙂
right up my street 😀
It’s a very comforting dish on a cold night. Butternut squash was lovely in this.