Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My homemade beef stew

We are very simple living people and enjoy the simple recipes, but with lots of good flavor.  I wanted to share my beef stew recipe with you.  So here goes.
From beginning to end it takes approximately 2 hrs.  But is worth every minute of the wait.  So first I brown a package of beef stew meat in a little margarine, dipped in flour & a little salt & pepper.  When done I put it in a large pot.  This pot I used belonged to my husbands sister, and I bet there were many of stews made in it.  Next I cut up an onion and add it to the pot.  I also cooked a piece of bacon and crumbled it up and added it. Also add an oxo cube.  Now I cover this mixture with water (make sure it is well covered) and a low boil for 1 hour.  While this is cooking i prepare my vegetables, use what you like but I add quite a few potatoes, carrots, turnip.  I keep these in cold water and wait for the buzzer to go off.  Then I drain the water off of the vegetables and add them to my pot. Give the pot a little stir to mix everything up.  Then I will determine if there is enough water.  You want it just covered.  Then I add a layer of sliced cabbage on top.  Don't stir it in.  Turn up the heat to get a good boil going again and add the dough boy dough on top.  (to follow), cook 10 minutes uncovered, then 10 minutes covered.  Yummy, supper time.
Dough Boy recipe:  This is from my Betty Crocker 40th Anniversary Edition Cookbook.
3 tbsp shortening, 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup milk.
Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.  Stir in milk.  Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot meat or vegetables in boiling stew (do not drop directly into liquid).  Cook uncovered 10 minutes.  Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy Nancy! I never make stew...Ron doesn't like it because his parents made him eat it when he was a kid. I think next time Mom visit, we will make a good pot of stew! Angie xo


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