I’m getting my appetite back, and I’m craving comfort food. I made beef stew this week, and tonight I’m making chicken pot pie. =) I’m always looking for things to make that freeze well and will yield me at least 3 meals from one cooking session. How could I have forgotten beef stew?
I thought this turned out really well, so I’m going to post my Mom’s recipe here:
3 carrots, cut in large chunks
3-4 lb. of stew beef (I used the big pack from Walmart, and it was actually tender)
A few red skinned potatos, big chunks, enough for everyone for one meal
2-3 T. Worchestershire sauce
1 clove garlic
2 bay leaves
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 heaping t. sweet paprika
3 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2-3 T. cornstarch
Put the stew beef in a large pot with some oil. Sprinkle some flour on top and brown. Then add just enough water to cover the beef. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Add all the other ingredients, and cook for another 30 minutes. Heat up a little water in the microwave, and add the cornstarch. Stir until mostly dissolved and add to the pot. Simmer in the pot a few minutes longer, until thickened…
This was just what the doctor ordered. Mmmmm… Make sure that you pick out all the potatos, and then you can freeze the rest in plastic bags, flattened. I usually wait a couple of days to put in the freezer to let the flavors combine better….