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Winter Beef Stew

Points® value
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
20 min
2 hr
Here's a fantastic, hearty meal in a bowl that is sure to add comfort and joy to your home all winter long. We seared the beef first to maximize its flavour. To add more bulk and fibre to this meal, feel free to add as many seasonal or non-seasonal ZeroPoint vegetables as you'd like!


Canola oil

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef

1 pound(s), cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (boneless beef top sirloin)

Red onion

1 large, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices


2 clove(s), large, peeled, crushed with side of large knife

Red wine vinegar

5 tsp(s)

Bay leaf

1 tsp(s)

Fresh thyme

3 sprig(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Apple juice

1 cup(s), or apple cider

Canned beef broth

1 cup(s)


2 medium, thinly sliced

Cooked egg noodles

2 cup(s), kept hot

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), flat-leaf, minced


  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes, transferring beef to plate as it is browned; set aside.
  2. Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add apple juice, scraping to loosen any browned bits on bottom of pot. Add broth and bring to simmer. Return beef with any accumulated juices and carrots to pot. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beef is fork-tender and carrots are softened, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
  3. Divide noodles evenly among 4 plates or large shallow bowls; top evenly with stew and sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Serving size: 1 cup stew and 1/2 cup noodles


This stew tastes even better if you make it a day in advance. Leave the bay leaf and thyme in the stew until you are ready to serve it.