This post: Hunt’s Holiday Happiness: Beef Stew with Leeks was sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
One thing I love most about the holiday season is the home cooked meals. It’s cold, we are all busy, and the last thing we want is fast food from a drive-thru!
We want the comfort foods that will keep us going through all the cooking, shopping, and spending time with loved ones.
My family loves a nice pot of beef stew during the holidays. It’s one of our go-to meals because it fills us up and gets us warm in the cold weather. Just talking about it makes me want a bowl right now!
What really makes the beef stew taste great is the Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes I use in my recipe. They are the purest tomatoes you can buy, and they work great with the other farm-fresh ingredients like carrots and leeks in the stew.
Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes add to the flavor of the beef and pull the stew together for a delicious meal! Plus, the tomatoes are great for a number of recipes. I also like to use them for home made vegetable soup in my slow cooker. They would be great in a pizza or lasagna recipe too!
Walmart makes it easy to create my favorite beef stew recipe. I can find all the ingredients I need while doing the rest of my grocery shopping – and holiday gift and décor shopping too! It’s super convenient to pick up the Hunt’s tomatoes and other items I need all in one place and at an affordable price.
Below you will find the beef stew recipe that we love having during the holiday season. It’s great served in a bowl or over rice. The choice is yours!
This is something you can either make in the crockpot or oven, and even stovetop. I made it in a dutch oven, and we had it for dinner.
- 2 lbs beef stew, cut in 1/2 inch
- 1 shallot,
- 2 leeks, white part thinly sliced
- 3 carrots, diced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1/2 tbsp thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups beef broth
- salt/pepper to taste
- Season beef with salt and pepper.
- Over medium heat, brown the beef until all the moisture has evaporated.
- Add the can of diced tomatoes, stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Next, add the leeks and allow them to cook until soft and translucent.
- Throw in the thyme, bay leaves and pour in the broth (make sure it just covers the meat).
- Lower heat and let it simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
- Stir every the 30 minutes.
- Check on the tenderness of the meat after the 2 1/2 hours.
- it's to your liking add the carrots and allow them to cook for another 30 minutes.
- Before serving, taste seasoning
- Serve over rice.
About Hunt’s canned tomatoes:
Hunt’s canned tomatoes are peeled using FlashSteam instead of chemicals, which means no chemical by-products go back into the earth. It might not be the easiest way, but Hunt’s believes that it’s the right way.
Hunt’s tomatoes are grown under the warm sun of Oakdale, California—a place with some of the richest soil on earth, and some of the most dedicated farmers on earth. This tomato town is the home of Hunt’s, and since 1888, they’ve been doing tomatoes their own way. The natural way. A different way.
What are your favorite tomato-based recipes?