Monday, February 4, 2013

Beef Stew

This is a re-post, but this remains one of our favorite winter meals.  Beef stew.  Chunks of beef simmered with browned onions, sweet potatoes, parsnips and carrots in a tomato and beef broth.  The best part?  I serve it over creamy mashed potatoes. 

Wanna know my secret?  Dark beer.  The richness of a porter or stout adds a level of flavor not found in a simple meaty component. 

See all those brown bits of goodness on the bottom of the pan?  That's the result of high heat, olive oil, root vegetables and beef allowed to reach a glorious crispness.  You should smell our house.  I'm experiencing simmering nirvana. 


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  1. When a pot bottom looks like that you just know you're going to have an amazing dinner....yum!

  2. Yum, that sounds and looks fantastic. Bookmarking this for winter.

  3. parsnips? hmmmm. I may have to stretch and try something new.