Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Homemade Beef Stew

This recipe is always a favorite at my house in the cooler months.

Prep time = 35 minutes

1 lb chopped stew meat
1 onion - chopped
1 Tbs chopped garlic (3 chopped cloves of whole garlic)
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped carrots
2 can whole kernel corn
4 cups chopped potato
2 cans beef stock or 4 beef boulion cubes fully disolved in 3 cups hot water
2 Tbs Butter
3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Season All
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon basil
2 bay leaves (whole)

melt butter in pan, add onion and sauté until just barely done. Add meat and Worcestershire sauce, cook until done. Add remaining vegetables and beef stock. Stir and add enough water to cover ingredients. Add spices and whole bay leaves. Cover and cook on medium heat 1 hour until potatoes are tender.

Thicken with cornstarch to desired thickness. Serve with cornbread.

You can easily substitute the meat in this stew with any preferred. If you use pork, chicken or turkey, substitute chicken broth for beef broth.
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