X Best Ever Beef Stew
This one is a real crowd pleaser during cold weather. It's also very low in both saturated fat and carbs, so its great for those of us training up for something. I'll usually make a pot on Sunday and eat it all week.
1 3/4 tsp savory
1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp onion salt
1 1/4 tsp mustard powder
1 1/4 tsp marjoram
1 1/4 tsp chervil
1 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp ground sage
1-1 1/4 lbs. stew meat, 1 inch chunks
8 cups low sodium chicken (yes, chicken) stock
1 bottle beer (I suggest a hearty lager)
1 large onion diced
1 cup celery thinly diced
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes w/ juice
3 carrots chopped
1 lbs fresh mushrooms, halved
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups fresh green beans
Heat pot over high heat, no oil. Rub 1 tbsp. of seasoning mix into meat. Add onion and celery to pot w/ rest of seasoning mix. Saute until onions become translucent. Push vegetables to one side and add meat to brown. Dont' worry if the pot starts to smoke. Add 2 cups broth and deglaze bottom of pot w/ spatula (ie, scrape the burned spices off the bottom). Liquid will take on a rich brownish color.
Add remainder of ingredients, including beer, vegetables and remaining stock, and let simmer for 1-2 hours . Enjoy!
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Last edited by Penn; 04-26-2008 at 10:52.