Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beef Stew and Bread

We had this delicious Hassleback Garlic Cheesy Bread tonight, and I really enjoyed it. Noah and I thought it was a 9, and Owen and Dad thought it was a 7, so we averaged an 8. The calories for 8 servings, which is a lot of bread, was 361 calories per serving. I would definitely make this again, I would just wait until we had someone else visiting since there is a lot of bread :)

We also had beef stew, and I based it on the recipe from the Pioneer Woman's second cookbook.  However, I changed it quite a bit.  Here's my recipe:

Beef Stew
1 lb stew meat              1/2 an onion           
2 T butter       2-3 carrots
2 garlic cloves, minced               3 c beef broth
1 T Worcestershire Sauce           2 T cocktail sauce
1 T red wine vinegar               1 T flour
Salt, Pepper, and Paprika to taste        6 new potatoes

Melt butter in a soup pan.  Add seasoned stew meat (salt and pepper) and brown until browned on all sides.  Remove beef, add in onion.  After onion is softened, add in beef broth, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cocktail sauce and paprika, salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for 1 1/2-2 hours on low.  Add in potatoes and carrots, then cook for another 1/2-1 hour.  If sauce is too thin, take a little broth and mix it with the 1 T flour.  Mix it back in and let the stew cook a little longer.  Serve!

I figured using up cocktail sauce I made earlier this week was a good idea, and we liked how the base tasted, just a little kick from the horseradish.  I made it too salty, but we gave it an 8 anyway because it was really tasty.  We split this into 4 servings, and the calories are 463/serving. 

Tomorrow we're having some breakfast muffins and some chicken, potatoes, and cauliflower. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good. You are cooking so many new things that I cannot keep up. Sure think you ought to go on one of these cooking shows. love mom