Spiced Beef Stew with Carrots and Mint

I had this Bon Appetit recipe on the fridge for YEARS before finally getting around to trying it. The result is that it was a keeper!

Spiced Beef Stew with Carrots and Mint

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 12 oz. Beef Tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup Shallots, sliced (about 3 large)
  • 8 oz. Baby Carrots, peeled
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1-1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 2-1/2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to skillet and sauté until cooked to desired doneness, about 2 minutes for medium-rare.
  2. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to bowl. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil to skillet.
  3. Add shallots and carrots and sauté until golden, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add all spices; stir 30 seconds. Sprinkle flour over; stir 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until carrots are just tender, about 8 minutes.
  6. Return beef to skillet; cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Season stew to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped mint.
  7. Transfer stew to bowls. Sprinkle with chopped mint, if desired, and serve.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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