I’ve got Hawaii on the mind.  Yesterday Southwest Airlines released their first flights to Hawaii at very low prices.  We already have other trips planned and couldn’t take advantage of the deals, but my in-laws pick up a round trip flight from Austin to Maui for $220 round trip! 

Well, It is cold outside so I decided to make some local style Hawaiian beef stew to enjoy until we can make it out to Hawaii which will probably happen this fall.  

Hawaiian beef stew recipes are always simple and easy.  They are tomato based with beef stew meat and vegetables that area stewed until tender.  See the full recipe below.

In Hawaii we had a taste of the local cuisine and on a chili night.  A simple Hawaiian stew made with beef, tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes.  When we got home I decided to figure out how to make it.  Now when it gets cold in Austin we enjoy a nice warm bowl of Hawaiian beef stew and remember the great times we had there. 

Yields1 Serving

 2 lbs beef stew meat
 1 onion
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 3 tbsp flour
 1 bay leaf
 3 medium sized carrots, peeled and chopped
 4 stalks celery, chopped
 1 (15-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 salt and pepper to taste

1

Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large stock pot. Season beef with salt and pepper and add beef in a single layer to the pan. Each piece should be well browned. Remove from pan and set aside

2

Add onion to pot and cook until browned. Add tomato paste, cooking an additional minute. Add in flour and continue to cook briefly.

3

Add beef back into pot along with water to cover the beef. Bring to a simmer and cover for two hours.

4

Once beef is tender, add carrots, potatoes, celery, tomatoes, tomato sauce and simmer until vegetables are tender.

5

Season to taste and serve with rice.

Ingredients

 2 lbs beef stew meat
 1 onion
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 3 tbsp flour
 1 bay leaf
 3 medium sized carrots, peeled and chopped
 4 stalks celery, chopped
 1 (15-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large stock pot. Season beef with salt and pepper and add beef in a single layer to the pan. Each piece should be well browned. Remove from pan and set aside

2

Add onion to pot and cook until browned. Add tomato paste, cooking an additional minute. Add in flour and continue to cook briefly.

3

Add beef back into pot along with water to cover the beef. Bring to a simmer and cover for two hours.

4

Once beef is tender, add carrots, potatoes, celery, tomatoes, tomato sauce and simmer until vegetables are tender.

5

Season to taste and serve with rice.

Hawaiian Local-Style Beef Stew Recipe