I saw a recipe for beef stew on the canning wifes website and I thought it looked so yummy! I decided to alter it some and try it myself. It was a lot different then what I usually make, with many vegetables, and tomatoes!
If you look at the bottom of the page you'll see an ingredients list. :)
The first step in this unique stew is to chop 1/2lb of bacon up into small pieces and fry them up until they are all the way done. While this is cooking prepare your beef. Take 1lb of stew meat and coat it in flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place the coated meat into the hot grease, and brown each side. Do this in batches if needed, and then remove it and place with the bacon. Now, add 1 onion that has been chopped up, and saute until soft. Add 2 garlic cloves minced, salt, pepper, 1 bay leaft, 1/2 tsp parsley.
Now, add bacon, browned steak, 4-5 chopped potatoes, approx. 1 and 1/2 cups chopped carrots, and 6-8 chopped mushrooms. These are the vegetables we chose to use, you can add any combination your family would enjoy.
Next, add 2 and 1/3 cups beef broth (I prefer to use base mixed with water). Cover and bring to a soft boil. Now place in a 325 degree preheated oven and cook for approx. 3 hours. Stirring once every hour. The vegetables should be really soft, and the meat soft and falling apart. Serve with some old rustic bread! Enjoy!!
1/2 lb Bacon Chopped
1 Yellow or Sweet Onion Chopped
1lb Stew Meat
4-5 Chopped Potaotes
1 to 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Carrots
6-8 Mushrooms Chopped
1 Bay Leaf
2 and 1/3 Cups Beef Broth
2 Garlic Cloves
salt & pepper
1/2 tsp Parsley
Steak Coating: (mix together)
1 Cup Flour
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
pinch of pepper