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Ultumate Bulgarian Beef Stew Recipe

Red Wine Bulgarian Beef Stew Recipe

Love Keil
Bulgarian Beef Stew - it's an easy beef stew with red wine and pearl onions. This is one of the BEST Bulgarian dishes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Beef Recipe, Dinner Recipe, Main Coarse
Cuisine Bulgarian
Servings 4 -6


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lb grass fed pot roast beef cut into 2 inches cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Montreal Steak Spice
  • 4 to matoes diced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bay leave
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 2 cups pearl onions
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a dutch oven or a soup pot, heat 3 tablespoons of oil on medium/high heat and add 2lb cubed beef. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Add 1 chopped onion and 3 finely chopped garlic cloves, cook for 3 minutes, stirring few times.
  • In the same pot add 1 teaspoon paprika, 2 teaspoons of Montreal steak spice, 4 chopped tomatoes, 1 cup red wine, 1 cup beef broth, 1 bay leave and 5 thyme sprigs. Bring it to a boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Drop 2 cups of pearl onions, cover and continue cooking on low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and a salad. Enjoy!


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