Beef Stew

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1/2 medium white onion, quartered

Kosher salt 

6 baby red potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 

3 ears corn, cut into thirds 

2 carrots, cut into 1-inch rounds 

1 stalk celery, cut into 2-inch pieces 

1 zucchini, cut into 2-inch chunks 

3 kale leaves, stems discarded, leaves torn 

Lime wedges, for serving 

Hot sauce, for serving 

Warm corn tortillas, for serving

Bread, for serving 

Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish 

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish 


  1. Combine the beef, garlic, onions and 12 cups of water in a large pot. Sprinkle with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Uncover the pot and skim off the foam and grease. Add the potatoes, corn, carrots, celery and zucchini. Cover and continue simmering for 30 more minutes.
  3. Add the kale and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and serve with lime wedges, hot sauce, warm corn tortillas and bread. Garnish with chopped cilantro and parsley.