We regularly meet with friends and eat together.
I made beef stew for community group last week.
Cooking one of my favorite ways to serve others.
A little wine for the stew, a little wine for Eryka.
Two hours to kill.
Some kitty attention.
Some kitty play time.
Hurray! Stew is done. It filled the entire house with a rustic aroma. You dig in with a large spoon, for quality control of course.
And bundle it up to take to community group dinner.
HEARTY BEEF STEW
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp season salt
2 lbs roast, cut up into small chunks
3 tbsps olive oil
3 cubes beef boullion
1-2 cubes chicken boullion
4 cups water
1 cup red wine
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp A-1 steak sauce
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried Italian spices
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
3 large russett potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
4-5 carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
3-4 stalks celery, chopped
1 large onion, diced
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp cold water
1) Add beef, flour, garlic powder and salt to a large sealable bag and shake until beef is completely covered.
2) In a dutch oven or a large cooking pot, cook beef in olive oil until all sides are brown. Dissolve boullion in water and add water and wine to the pot, scraping sides of the pot to release pan scraping flavors. Stir in ketchup Worcestershire, A-1, rosemary, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 1 hour.
3) Stir in potatoes, carrots, celery, and ion into the pot. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water until there are no lumps, then stir into the pot. Cook and simmer 1 hour more.
Yields 10 generous servings
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