Hawaiian Beef Stew Recipe

I’ve got Hawaii on my 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 are stewed until tender.  See the full recipe below.


  • 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
  • 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 the 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 the pot along with water to cover the beef. Bring to a simmer and cover for two hours.
  4. Once the beef is tender, add carrots, potatoes, celery, tomatoes, and tomato sauce, and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  5. Season to taste and serve with rice.

1 thought on “Hawaiian Beef Stew Recipe”

  1. This recipe is five star. My husband loved it. It was fairly easy to make. I’m saving it for my lifetime. I didn’t have tomato sauce but it was still delicious. I put the juice from the diced tomatoes in for the simmering time.


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