Monday, October 26, 2009

Beef and Lamb Stew

So it is a cold and blustery day here in Boise. Heavy snows are forecast for the 5000 foot level in the mountains, rain and high winds here in the valley. What a good day for a stew!! A good hardy stew - full of vegies, beef and lamb. So, I guess I'd best list the recipe. It calls for a combination of beef and lamb, but, if you don't like lamb you can add more beef. And if you want a straight lamb stew, just add more lamb.


Beef and Lamb Stew

1 T Orange infused oil
2 T Garlic infused oil
. . Salt and Pepper to taste
1 lg Onion, cut into chunks
2 lg Leeks, cut into ¼" rounds
2 lg Carrots, cut into ¼" thick rounds
¾ lbs Mushrooms, thick sliced
1 lg Parsnip. cut into ¼" thick rounds
1 Rutabaga, sliced and cut into ¼" thick pieces
½ c Celery, diced
1 Turnip, sliced and cut into ¼" pieces
1 lbs Lamb Stew meat
¾ lbs Beef Stew meat
32 oz Chicken stock
32 oz Beef stock
½ c Red wine
3 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T Kitchen Bouquet
6 sprigs Thyme, fresh
1 T Sage, fresh and chopped
3 T Parsley, fresh and chopped
2 T Cornstarch
½ c Red Wine

1). Add the oil and salt and pepper to a large stock pot. Heat until hot. Add the onion and leeks and sauté until translucent.

2). Add the meats and sauté until browned.

3). Add the beef stock, chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet and wine. Bring up to a low simmer. Add the thyme, sage and parsley. Mix to combine. Cover the pot and simmer for 2 hours or longer. Taste and adjust as necessary.

4). 15 minutes before serving, mix 2 T cornstarch and ½ cup of red wine. Add to the pot to thicken the sauce into a gravy. Serve piping hot.

Cooking Times:

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours


So there you have it. If you want a better copy of the recipe, either click on the page title above or Click Here.

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