Friday, January 23, 2009
Today was a wet cold rainy wintery day! The perfect day for a steaming bowl of Beef Stew!
John has been asking me for a couple of weeks now to make Beef Stew for dinner, I don't know why I've been putting it off~ maybe because I'm still feeling some morning sickness and some smells and tastes are a little crazy to me! I felt like I had put it off long enough though and it did sound good to eat, so I went ahead and made it, feeling great with the end result!
2 lbs beef cut into 1/2 squares
1/3 cups flour
4 Tbs bacon grease (can substitute a healthier oil)
1/2 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion
8 cups water
1 Tbs beef bouillion
1 Tbs red wine vinegar (optional)
1 Tbs A1 Steak sauce
1 cup or 1 14ounce can petite diced tomatoes with juice
1 garlic clove
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
2 cups potatoes peeled and diced
1 cup frozen petite peas
1 cup carrots sliced
1 cup celery sliced
Heat stew pot to medium high heat with oil. Add chopped onions. Coat beef pieces in flour and add to oil and onions. Brown meat. Add Red wine vinegar, water, beef bouillion, A1 sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, thyme, and potatoes. Bring to boil then simmer for about an hour with lid on, then add peas, carrots and celery. Simmer for about another hour. Serve hot with your favorite bread.