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. 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

  2. Dear all
    In ‘lockdown’ due to Coronavirus.
    Great quick go to recipe.