is it cold where you are?
We are having typical Texas weather....
cold for a few days...
then warm and sunny for the next few days!
I have to leave cold and warm weather
clothes out....and night gowns, and
shoes....you get the picture.
I try not to whine too much.....I could be hip deep in snow!
During our last cold snap
I made a yummy beef stew
I want to share my stew recipe with
This is not a hard recipe, none of my recipes are,
but it does need time to simmer after it's
If you already have a favorite stew
recipe, compare it to this one
and let me know how they differ.
Let's get busy, Glitterinas!
Chop four stalks of celery
and half a white onion.
Into a deep dutch oven on
medium high heat,
add 3 T. butter and the
Then add the celery,
and let the onion and celery cook
until they are transparent.
The next ingredient to add is
a handful of small carrots.....
......and then the next ingredients are all
just added one right after the other.
Stew meat, about a pound and a half...
.....there are many types and cuts of
stew meat available,
but I like pieces that
are chunky and large enough to cook
for the longer amount of time stew
and not cook down into
minuscule meat pieces.
If you are lucky enough to have a butcher that you
like, talk to them about the best cut of stew meat to
use for this recipe.
Having a butcher who is knowledgeable and will
take time to help you learn how to cook different
types of meat is a wonderful resource.
Back to our stew...
.....and 4-5 chopped potatoes.
You can make your own stock with
bones, veggies, spices and water.....
or use already prepared stock from your
favorite grocery store.
Sometimes I have to add a bit more water,
to get the level of liquid I want.
I like the liquid level to cover all the
We'll let the stew simmer now
for 2-3 hours.
I place the lid on the dutch oven with a small
space left open for steam.
Reduce the heat to low and go read a
or fold laundry....
or do any of the two million things
on your to-do list.
The kitchen smells so amazing when
stew is simmering away.
This makes a hot, delicious,
It can be served with bread, corn bread,
and/or a salad for a complete dinner.
I hope you will try this beef stew recipe
and let me know how it turns out.
thank you so much for taking time
out of your busy day to stop by
Until next time,