5 from 1 vote
Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Delicious and hearty one-pot meal.

Course: Soups
Cuisine: Turkish
Servings: 6
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter or extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes, or 2 large fresh tomatoes
  • 3-4 cups beef stock or water
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (or 2 Tablespoons dried)
  • 1/2 green cabbage, or 1 bunch collard greens, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon Turkish red pepper (Aleppo pepper)
  • 1 15-oz. can Great northern beans
  1. Add 2 Tablespoons butter or oil and ground beef to a medium-sized stew pot. Cook over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink.

  2. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons butter or oil, onion, garlic, and salt to the pot. Turn heat down to medium and cook until onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes, stir to combine. Add beef stock or water and bring to a boil. 

  4. Add parsley, mint, cabbage, and Turkish red pepper, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add beans and simmer for another 10 minutes, until cabbage is just tender.  Adjust for salt and serve immediately, garnishing with fresh mint and parsley.