Weight Watchers Beef Stew Recipe

Share all the things you love!

If you’re looking for a warm, nourishing dish to enjoy during this fall and winter season, then you really can’t go wrong with this delicious Weight Watchers beef stew recipe

Stews are the perfect meal to enjoy on a cool day to help warm up from the inside, out. Plus they’re a fantastic way to fuel your body with some nourishing ingredients. 

This is also a great recipe to make if you’re thinking about what to eat with mashed potatoes when you’re making a hearty meal.

Pinterest image for Weight Watchers beef stew recipe

This post contains affiliate links to products used in the recipe. If you click through and make a purchase we make a commission.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This specific WW beef stew recipe is not only delicious, but it’s pretty easy to put together. You can batch this stew to enjoy the day you make it, or you could also prepare it ahead for a busy weeknight dinner since it will hold really well, and it still tastes great when it’s been reheated.

Courtesy WW Point Calculation

  • Be sure to calculate the points value of the foods and recipes you eat in the app.
  • Always add ingredients and serving sizes and don’t rely on the nutrition facts in the recipe.
  • Accuracy will come from the information you input on the app.
beef stew served in a white bowl

Ingredients for this recipe

Lean trimmed sirloin beef: The main beef ingredient.
Table salt: For extra flavor.
Black pepper: For extra flavor.
All-purpose flour: To thicken up the stew.
Vegetable oil: Adds flavor to the stew.
Onion: For a nice burst of flavor.
Garlic: For a nice burst of flavor.
Light beer: Adds a rich, earthy flavor.
Canned crushed tomatoes: Adds a nice earthy flavor.
Fat-free beef broth: To add liquid to the stew.
Carrots: Taste great with the beef.
Bay leaf: Adds some seasoning.
Dried thyme: Adds some seasoning.
Frozen green peas: They go well with the beef and carrots.
Fresh parsley: Adds some seasoning.

ingredients needed for weight watchers beef stew

Substitutions 

If there are any particular vegetables or spices you don’t love in this recipe, you can just skip them, or replace them with an ingredient you prefer.

Equipment needed for this recipe

For this recipe, you’ll need a Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot for cooking. A sharp knife set and sturdy cutting board are essential for cutting all of the ingredients you’re including. A spatula could be helpful for the cooking process as well. If you want to store this meal for another day, get a reliable airtight container.

How to make Weight Watchers beef stew

browning stew

Step 1: Season the beef with the salt and black pepper, then toss in 1½ tsp flour. In a wide Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil on medium-high. Cook the beef until browned on one side, 5 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer the beef to a bowl.

tomatoes added to beef stew

Step 3: Add the beer, tomatoes, 1 cup stock, carrots, bay leaf, and thyme. Return the beef to the pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until the meat is tender, about 1 hour. Add the remaining ½ cup stock if too much of the liquid evaporates. Stir in the peas. Cover and cook until the peas are hot. Discard the bay leaf. Garnish with the parsley.

garlic and onions on the stove

Step 2: Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Add the remaining 1½ tbsp flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

peas added to beef stew

Step 4: Ten minutes before serving, add the peas to the stew. Cover and let stand. Discard the bay leaf, season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with the parsley to serve.

Expert Tips

To avoid overcrowding in the pan, make sure the pan is very hot and sear your beef pieces in sections. 

What to serve with beef stew

This Simple WW Smashed Potatoes recipe is a great option to enjoy with beef stew. If you like the taste of sweet potatoes, then Weight Watchers Mashed Sweet Potatoes would be a delicious recipe to accompany the stew. Do you want a variety of vegetables to pair with your beef stew? Then this Balsamic Roasted Vegetables recipe is a great choice that everyone is sure to enjoy!

Common Questions

Is beef stew good for diet?

Beef stew is overall a healthier meal to enjoy, no matter what your dietary lifestyle choices are. Feel free to enjoy this meal any time, knowing your body is getting some healthy nutrients. 

serving beef stew in two white bowls photographed from above

Storage suggestions

Store this Weight Watchers beef stew in an air container in the fridge for around 3 days, or you can freeze it for up to three months if you want to save it for a busy day! 

Reheating Tips

Reheat this stew by adding it into a cooking pot on the stove and stirring until at your desired temperature.

beef stew served in a white bowl

Weight Watchers Beef Stew Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Try out this Weight Watchers beef stew recipe the next time you're looking for a nourishing and filling meal. Perfect for a hearty winter meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef
  • 1/2 tsp Table salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 Clove of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 4 fl oz Light beer
  • 1/2 cup Canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup Fat free beef broth (divided)
  • 4 Large carrots (sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 cup Frozen peas (thawed)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh parsley (chopped for garnish)

Instructions

    Step 1: Season the beef with the salt and black pepper, then toss in 1½ tsp flour. In a wide Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil on medium-high. Cook the beef until browned on one side, 5 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer the beef to a bowl.

    Step 2: Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Add the remaining 1½ tbsp flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.


    Step 3: Add the beer, tomatoes, 1 cup stock, carrots, bay leaf, and thyme. Return the beef to the pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until the meat is tender, about 1 hour. Add the remaining ½ cup stock if too much of the liquid evaporates. Stir in the peas. Cover and cook until the peas are hot. Discard the bay leaf. Garnish with the parsley.

    Step 4: Ten minutes before serving, add the peas to the stew. Cover and let stand. Discard the bay leaf, season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with the parsley to serve.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 390Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 104mgSodium 804mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 35g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Share all the things you love!

Similar Posts

3 Comments

  1. It would be great if you could include the points in the “printable” recipe, such as putting it next to the number of servings.

    1. Since the points are only estimates and you should be recalculated based on the actual brands and ingredients you use when cooking the recipe, the points on the card aren’t that useful. Thanks!

  2. I think I’d modify this a bit subbing low sodium stewed tomatoes for the canned tomatoes and low sodium bone broth for the beef broth.
    Probably leave out the beer too since we don’t drink anymore.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *