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Beef Stew

 
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Feed: 4 People

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Work: 5 Minutes

 
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Total: 2.5 Hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Beef Stew Meat, cut into 1” cubes

  • 4 cups Anything Stock

  • 1 Onion, chopped

  • 5 medium Carrots, peeled and cut into ¼” rounds

  • 6 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 2 large Potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼’ chunks

  • 3 Tbsp Bacon Fat or Camelina Oil

  • 1 Tbsp Salt

  • 2 sprigs Rosemary

  • 4 sprigs Thyme

  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1 cup Red Wine

Tools:

  • Knife

  • Cutting Board

  • Peeler

  • Pot with Lid

  • Measuring Cup

  • Measuring Spoons

  • Spoon

  • Airtight Container

How to:

  • In a large Pot, heat the fat or oil, When shimmering, add Beef and brown all sides.  Remove beef, and save for later. NOTE don’t crowd the Pot (do in batches if necessary).

  • Brown Onions and Carrots, then add Garlic.

  • Add Wine and use Wooden Spoon to scrape the bottom of the Pot to remove cooked bits. Reduce Wine by half.

  • Add Potatoes, Stock, Herb, and Salt, then bring to a boil and simmer for roughly 1 ½ hours until meat is tender.  Season with Vinegar and Salt to desired taste.

Bonus!

  • Add any Vegetables you have around or prefer.

  • Instead of Wine, use a Dark Beer.

  • Herbs can be interchanged with what you prefer.

  • Instead of Beef, you can use Chicken, Pork, or Lamb.  Cooking times will vary.