Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Beef Stew Kind of Day

Chop chop chop
Beef stew is one of the hubby's favorite suppers.
It's hearty and fulfilling and great for a cold rainy evening.
And what's better than homemade goodness?

Southern Beef Stew

2-3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
½ large bell pepper, chopped
2 lbs. Beef Stew Meat trimmed of fat and cut into small pieces
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp ginger
2-3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
¼  cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups beef stock or water
½ cup red wine
½ lb. baby carrots
3 cups potatoes cut into small pieces
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat a large dutch oven with olive oil; add garlic, onions and celery. Sauté until tender. Add beef stew meat. Cook on med/high heat until thoroughly browned, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low. Add thyme, rosemary, paprika, sugar and ginger. Stir well. Sprinkle flour over the meat and stir in well until smooth. Add beef stock/water, wine and Worcestershire sauce. Stir and simmer until stew thickens a bit. Add carrots. Cover and cook on low for approximately one hour until meat is tender. Adding more liquid as needed. Add potatoes, cover and cook until tender.
Salt and pepper to taste. 
Serve with your favorite homemade or fresh bread.

Happy Home Cookin'

Brown Eggs
Eat well my friends and
forget the potholes in the road; celebrate the journey instead!


Lovin' my brown egg photos!!


cinner said...

It sounds like a great day for some stew, I sm enjoying your egg photos too. Be well.

Traci said...

Love the contrast between the smooth eggs and the embroidered table linen! And your stew sounds delish...

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

last night was a corn chowder kind of night. My husband requested beef stew next - what perfect timing, we'll be trying yours!

Erin Wallace said...

Yum! I love making a good stew and haven't ever added celery or rosemary - will have to try these!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

oh that looks so delish...wonder how many ww points???

Char said...

sooooooooooooo yummy

i want a big ol' bowl

Anonymous said...

Helllllooooo! Don't forget your friends when you make this again! You know what they say about "the best way to a....", forget a man's stomach....think friends!!! lol
Congrats on your first sale! The apron was really pretty. Your so creative!

Angie Berry said...

I'm lovin' your brown egg photos also!

That stew looks delicious! I sure wish you could serve me some up and send it this way. Lol!

Leann said...

Mmm...just sitting here thinking about that stew is making my belly growl (that and no breakfast). I try to make one pot wonders al ot and I think that I'll make this stew next week. Thanks for the inspiration.

Love the photo of the eggs!

Anonymous said...

"What time is supper?"

Facebook comment by Sybil Kelley

Mama Holli said...

Mama Cora Belle it is a perfect day for stew indeed!!!
The photos just make me feel all warm and cozy inside! I love the brown eggs too!!! Have a good one my dear!

Anonymous said...

this is too funny...i just made this yesterday. but, i bet yours was so much more delicious. have a wonderful wednesday my friend!

Sares said...

This sounds so yummy and your pictures are making me drool! Congratulations on selling your apron, you must be so excited!

Anonymous said...

"Well..... how was it? You could have called. We would have come helped you and Jackie eat it up! "

Face Book comment from Susan Pittman

Christina said...

oh, yes mam!
i love love the egg photo.

all thingz related said...

I loved the picture of the eggs SO much I printed it out today!!! I used it on my new project!
~Bridgette {allthingzrelated}