Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beef Stew Improv

Tonight I made up a beef stew, because what better way to celebrate the first snowflakes than a big pot of stew. Because it was so, so good, and because my stew usually is edible but not delicious, and because recipes written around here get misplaced, I'm posting the recipe here (how many becauses can you get in one paragraph):

1 pound beef stew meat
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cups beef broth
1 cup water
3 T worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 bay leaf
7 potatoes, peeled and sliced thick
1/2 bag of frozen corn
2 tomatoes, peeled and chunked
  1. Saute onions and beef in olive oil until onions are translucent and beef is just browned on the edges.
  2. Add beef broth, water, carrots, worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, and liquid smoke. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add corn, tomatoes, and potatoes. Simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove bay leaf and serve.
The best of the meal might not have been the stew, though. It was probably the cheddar biscuits Maggie made into stars and moon.