Easy Minced Beef Stew

This is what I cooked for lunch today, an Irish minced beef stew served with a salad on the side. It’s such a simple recipe and a perfect comfort food, while still being healthy.

(Serves 3 to 4)


  • 500g minced beef
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves (or more)
  • Gravy (I used a gluten free Kallo beef gravy sachet – you can also make your own using beef stock thickened with cornflour)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • Herbs (a generous amount of rosemary and oregano)
  • 1 Tbsp tomato purée
  • Cayenne pepper or red chilli flakes
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Finely chop the onions and garlic cloves and roughly chop the carrots and potatoes.
  2. Fry the minced beef in a bit of olive oil in a non stick pan. Once cooked, add the onions and garlic. Once fragrant, add the carrots and potatoes. Add the herbs and a bit of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes and fry briefly.
  3. Add the gravy and stock cube + 750 ml of water. Add the tomato purée, a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Cover, bring to a boil and then lower the temperature to let it simmer until the potatoes are fully cooked (about 30 mins). Stir occasionally.



  1. paddy donovan

    is this from irish beef thats what makes this irish yes? becos i make the same & its from scottish beef so we call it scottish mince meat stew.

  2. Hiya was looking for a simple stew for lunch today saw this look easy to do so il give it a go.ill probably put my own. Twist ect to it I’ll. Let u no how it goes cheers.. Makb

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