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Beef Balsamic and Tomato Stew

  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 rashers of middle bacon, trimmed
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 800 g Stewing, chuck or blade steak
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 40 g balsamic vinegar
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable stock concentrate
  • 200 g water
  • 50 g plain flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

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    Beef, Balsamic and Tomato Stew
  1. Place onion, garlic and bacon in TM bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 7

    Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add oil and cook for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1

    Add beef and cook for 5 minutes, varoma temperature, reverse, speed soft

    Add carrots, thyme, balsamic vinegar, tinned tomatoes, stock concentrate, water, flour and seasoning.

    Cook for 40 – 60 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse, speed soft


Cooking time for meat may vary depending on the cut of meat used.  I cooked mine for the full 60 minutes to ensure the meat was nice and tender.

Delicious served with mashed potato.  Place in your Thermo server while you cook your potato


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    Recipe is created for
    TM 31

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Beef, Balsamic and Tomato Stew



  • 3. July 2023 - 18:24

    Smile Made this tonight and it was lovely although a bit runny so will add less water next time.
    I have frozen the extra gravy for meat stock.

  • 4. February 2020 - 19:30

    Beautiful! Used just 100mls of water but next time won't add any.

  • 27. August 2019 - 19:40

    Highly recommend
    Great winter dish.
    Added celery and a can of red kidney beans
    omitted the water (not on purpose) and it turned out really nice and thick.
    Didn't have any potatoes, so served on rice

  • 6. May 2019 - 03:42

    Really yummy even the kids liked it. but far to much sauce so next time would not add the extra water which I think would be spot on

  • 25. April 2019 - 20:19

    Easy and very tasty! Even the fussy eaters were happy!

  • 20. April 2019 - 17:40

    Absolutely delicious. Added mushrooms and capsicum and put it with mashed sweet potato and used 1kg of beef because my boys eat alot.

  • 19. November 2018 - 08:47

    JanineT: mix the flour with the water before adding it to the Thermomix, this should help

  • 7. November 2018 - 19:22

    It was lovely, added some celery. Will cut up carrots more chunkier next time as they disappeared lol....only had 600g of diced beef which fed 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Did not add water and didn’t need too. Cooked for the 60min then an extra 10mins waiting for spuds.

  • 2. July 2018 - 11:43

    Thank you dtotheaisy, for this tip. Cooking up a storm today, and this one is on this list with the rave reviews. Thank you Nicky for sharing. I can pop it into the slow cooker and get onto the next thing. Will let you know how it goes.


  • 8. June 2018 - 09:59

    Full of flavour and easy to make. Not sure what happened but the flour ended up in one big lump when the dish had finished cooking. Any ideas how I can stop this happening next time?? Will definitely make again, but as noted by others , will reduce the water just a little. 😀😀😀

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