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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 12, Day 3

Beef and Root Vegetable Stew

Cooking time:  90 minutes for menu       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          Another slow-cooking dinner for Sunday. If you use very tender beef, it could be done in an hour, or it could be cooked very slowly, on the cook top or in a crock pot for several hours. 

Beef and Root Vegetable Stew

Total time: 90 minutes
    Sherry adds flavor notes that go well with stews.  It blends well with the traditional root vegetables. You could add parsnips, turnips or celeriac, as well.  This make enough for 4 servings. 

Beef and Root Vegetable Stew Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 90 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium pot or Dutch oven with lid, medium bowl
Cut beef
Mix paprika, flour in bag or bowl
Add beef, shake to coat
Heat oil in pot
Add beef, brown well
Mince garlic, add to beef
Add stock, sherry, herbs, tomato paste, stir
Cover, simmer
       Go do something else for awhile

Back?
Peel rutabaga, cut, add to pot
Peel carrots, cut, add to pot
Peel shallots, add to pot
Cut celery, add to pot, cover, simmer
Cut potatoes, put in bowl of water
       Go do something for 20 minutes
Back?
Stir stew, add potatoes, cover, simmer
      Go do something else for 30 minutes
Back?
Thicken some more with cornstarch if you like
Serve