It has started to snow again here in the big O. Can't figure it out. It's March! Stop snowing already for goodness' sake!
Two weeks ago I invited all of the Children's Ministry volunteers to a meal in their honor. The whole point was to just get together and enjoy each others' company. I made a homemade meal... an easy meal. A PW meal and have NEVER received so many compliments on anything I've ever made.
The menu: Beef Stew w/ Beer and Paprika, Chile Corn Chowder, Corn Bread, Rolls, and Texas Sheet Cake.
I had seen the recipe for the stew on PW a few weeks back and made it at home. Even my non-soup loving husband enjoyed the stew. You should make it. You'll get compliments too. It'll be good for your self-esteem. Trust me, I know.
Beef Stew w/ Beer and Paprika
- 3T EVOO
- 1T butter
- 2# stew meat (I have only used 1 1/2 #)
- 1 whole md onion
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1- 12oz can of beer (don't buy light beer- it doesn't have the same flavor. Look for plain 'ol Bud or Coors or something of that nature)
- 4 c. beef stock
- 2 c. water
- 1T Worcestershire Sauce
- 2T tomato paste
- 1/2t paprika
- 1/2t salt
- black pepper
- 1 1/2t sugar
- 4 whole carrots, washed, unpeeled, roughly chopped
- 4 red potatoes, washed, unpeeled, roughly chopped
- Heat oil and butter in a large skillet (I use a Dutch oven) over medium heat. Brown meat in two batches. Cut pieces in half and set aside.
- Add diced onions to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the garlic. Cook down until the onion is translucent.
- Pour in beer and beef stock. Then add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Stir all together. Add beef back to the pot and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
- Add carrots and potatoes. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Taste to adjust seasonings.
- Scoop into the biggest bowl you have and eat it with a big fat spoon. (OK PW didn't actually say that part... I did, but it's Just. So. Good.