We went to Chelle’s parents’ home last summer and one of the (many) meals that her mom made for us was beef stew. It was amazing! There is something about the flavor that makes it perfectly delicious.
I made this stew a few weeks ago while my in-laws were here working on our basement project. As payment I’ve been cooking them dinner if they are available. They “work for food” as they like to say. We think we are getting the better bargain.
There was just enough stew for 6 of us to eat plus one container for my husband’s lunch the next day.
I forgot to take pictures of the stew so guess what? I had to make it again this week.
This time I started it on a Saturday mid morning thinking that we’d be able to eat it for a late lunch or maybe even save it and I’d have a meal cooked for Sunday.
Before I left to shop with one of my sons I added the veggies and figured I’d text someone to take it off of the stove later or be back and it would be fine. I left my other three children, my in-laws and my husband at home.
Two and a half hours later we arrived back home. My youngest told me that she had stew for lunch. I told her I hadn’t even thickened it. She said it was amazing.
Then I saw my oldest son and he told me he had stew for lunch. I told him I hadn’t even thickened it. He said it was really good just the way it was!
So I thickened the stew and my other son and my my in-laws had some stew. My husband and I were heading out for a dinner date so I didn’t want to eat any.
Luckily there was enough for me to have a big bowl the next day! You must try it and let me know what you think!
Here are some stew-making pictures.
I love this chopper. It makes the carrots a little fancier.
The stew is ready to cover and boil for 2 hours.
I’m getting ready to thicken it. But, if you are gluten free you could skip this step as indicated by my kid’s approval of unthickened stew!
The temperature dropped in Kansas City dramatically over night. I’m thinking I should stock up on stew meat!