Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash & Chickpeas

Have I mentioned my love of butternut squash and chickpeas? I'm sure I have.  I now buy chickpeas in bulk.  Is that wrong?  I can't tell you how often I'm making something and it crossed my mind "I should add a can of chickpeas to this!" 

Just wait until I make chickpea cookies!

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash & Chickpeas

1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tbsp. garlic
1 1/4 lbs. lean beef stew meat
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. curry powder
Dash cayenne (to taste)
1/4 cup red wine
4 cups beef stock (8 bouillon cubes, 4 cups water)
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas
2 lbs. butternut squash cubes, peeled & cubed
1/4 cup cilantro (optional)

Heat small bit of cooking spray in nonstick pan, add onions and carrots and cook 5 minutes, until soft.  Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.  Mix flour with curry powder and sprinkle over the beef.  Add beef to onion mixture and cook, without stirring for about 4 - 5 minutes.  Deglaze the pan with red wine, then add beef stock.  Add curry paste. Bring all to boil then reduce to simmer.  Cover with a tight fitting lid or pour into a casserole dish with lid and place in oven at 325 for 1 hour.  Stir in chickpeas and squash and cook for another 40 - 45 minutes until squash is soft.  Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired. Yield 10 slightly heaping cup.

Total calories = 2215 calories
10 servings = 222 calories per serving

2 cups Beef Stew = 444 calorie dinner

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. I would have never thought to put butternut in stew, but what a great idea. thanks.

  2. This sounds like it could be added to my favourite recipe list! Diane

  3. You like butternut squash? Get out! ;-)
    I'm fond of chickepeas too. Was in heaven last weekend--went out for falafel and dipped it in hummus. Can't wait to see the cookies!

  4. This sounds so good... I bet it would even be good without the beef and with more chickpeas! :)

  5. This looks so tasty, I love butternut squash in soups!

  6. I did notice that you do like butternut squash. Which is good...I always know where to come when I need a butternut squash recipe. And chickpeas? :D

  7. this sounds good. hubby will like it for the beef, and i will like it for the veggies. perfect! i will not rest until i make this! :)

  8. Hi Debbi,
    This is a great stew for today. I love the addition of the know I am such a fan of the Butternut. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  9. Love chickpeas! and we've been trying butternut squash a couple of times now. We just got some stew beef in on our last trip to Costco! I see this recipe in our near future! Thanks!

  10. Oh, definitely my kinda meal...sounds amazing!

  11. Okay, if you won't make a big deal about your birthday - I will!!!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. A very hearty and colorful soup. I love my chick peas too. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays.

  13. Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! Be sure to come back next week and link something new!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  14. I think this would be great done in the slow cooker.