Monday, August 22, 2011

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter
1 lb stewing beef
1 onion chopped
2 sticks celery cleaned and chopped
3 large carrots peeled and chopped
2 potatoes cubed
4 cloves garlic, cleaned
1/2 cup frozen peas

2 tbsp tomato paste
Boiled water from the kettle

1 bay leaf
Salt & Black pepper (or peppercorns)
1/2 tsp hungarian paprika
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp flour
1/3 cup cold water

In a large pot or dutch oven add the oil and butter and begin browning the meat.

Add the onion, celery and sautee until transluscent.

Add the tomato paste and fry for a bit to remove the raw taste. Season with salt and pepper. Add worstershire sauce, bay leaf and paprika.

Cover with liquid and simmer the meat until just about done. (May take a few hours)

Add all the remaining vegetables and ingredients and these should cook in 15-30 mins.

Bring it up to a boil and mix the flour with the cold water, drop it in and mix to thicken stew slightly (this step is optional because the potato will thicken the soup a bit already)


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