Slamming Beef Stew

Ingredients

Two New York strips (i know nothing about meat – these were $10 each in the frozen section at Trader Joe which is definitely reasonable).

Gluten Free Flour – to coat the meat

Cocount Oil – couple spoonfuls

Garlic – 7 cloves

Onion – most of one big one

Carrot – 2 sticks

Celery – 2 sticks

Beef Broth (GF) 32 oz.

Spice (thyme and rosemary go good with meat)

Salt and pepper

Potatoes

Steps

1 Meat – cut up

99e5f1a5-708a-4102-a5d0-00a35740a49b.jpeg

0e6e0235-bf29-4306-bb66-fdaa089038b0.jpeg

2 GF flour – cover meat

93186116-55da-4ad7-a58e-a39447a7fca6.jpeg

dbf9a301-9dfc-4d85-90f4-cca905e6c509.jpeg

3 oil – in the pot

062186df-c223-4c67-8b75-0daad5a8ff1c.jpeg

4 SEAR/Remove

a451b67a-af08-4a8f-8325-b7b200779ad8.jpeg

5a430d24-ce78-41e5-8d08-bdae40020328.jpeg

d519057e-6f96-4ffa-afc3-18a735bc010c.jpeg

5 Cut up garlic, onion, carrot, celery.

23a534ac-ff35-422b-8867-d72add9ca944.jpeg

0675ab38-654c-4072-b4a3-00642cf61b24.jpeg

140b11a1-b7ba-40fc-b81b-f5e8ae596ad0.jpeg

9969358e-2106-484c-8d7f-e8f11d9e144f.jpeg

6 Heat til onions are gooshy.

24e4ec00-5fde-4fc6-b0de-f4c359cd0e6f.jpeg

7 COOK

a Add meat back in

b Add Broth

c Add spices (optional)

9fc1316a-2535-4e0f-ae69-0361d89d541d.jpeg

3bf5cac4-8a47-475c-909a-4a4c5be8726d.jpeg

8 Bring to BOIL/turn off heat

cb40e811-ee87-4ed7-8901-b29c66095f4d.jpeg

9 Cover and let it sit in 325 oven for one hour.

503e4ee3-9037-466a-91aa-4f53deac082e.jpeg

10 Remove. Let it sit around while you…

954c17f8-a2da-49da-91f5-7594e9d10529.jpeg

11 Bake potatoes.

37d24aad-573b-4cc0-a317-eba10317dcdd.jpeg

12 Serve!

53c54104-d407-4aa9-bfdc-46fbbd16e317.jpeg

Spice note. I used a little thyme…just a sprinkle to cover the surface. Did it make a difference? I have no idea! But it was GOOD. it’s a lot of work to basically two MAN sized servings. But if you have a special someone to impress….or you need to get through Monday somehow, knowing you’ve got this in the fridge to come home to, helps.

BTW – This is weekend food. You don’t have time to make it on a weeknight. It’s gonna take a big chunk of Saturday afternoon. This is the first time I made beef. My muse in England helped me with the step by steps. She said to let it sit in the oven for 4 hours. But when I looked after one hour it was already reduced. So check hourly. The broth should reduce. MMMMMM.

And finally…as with everything I make, this is ONE way to do something. It’s not the ‘right’ way. You’ll have your own set up, ingredients, etc. This is just one way to make something special for dinner. And get confidence in yourself in the kitchen. And get some momentum toward that moment when you say ‘damn i’m good at this!’

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s