Thursday, June 17, 2010

Five Star Recipe

  • Yes folks this one definitely gets***** at my house!

    Straight from The Pioneer Woman Cooks! Has she ever let me down? NO!

    Beef Stew with Mushrooms
    2 pounds Beef Stew Meat (sirloin cut into cubes)
    2 T flour
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 2 whole shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cups red wind
  • 1/2 cans beef consomme
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Sprinkle flour over meat. Toss to coat.

Melt butter with olive oil in heavy pot. Sear meat over high heat in batches: remove to a plate when brown.

Add shallots and garlic to pan (without cleaning): saute for 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and consomme (add an extra half can of water at this time as well.) Then add salt and pepper to taste, and stir. Bring to a boil, ten add back into the mix the browned meat. Reduce heat to low. Add thyme springs to pot.

Cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. After that time, mix 2 T flour with a little water and pour into the stew. Allow to cook and thicken for ten more minutes. Turn off heat and allow stew to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.


I served mine over noodles....next time it will be mashed potatoes.....oh the gravy is wonderful. Serve this one when you want to impress your guests.


This photo is courtesy of Pioneer Woman....for detailed instructions and pictures of the steps taken in this delicious recipe I have included a link: The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Beef Stew with Mushrooms



Have a good day

Nanny

13 comments:

Jill said...

OH MY!!!! Love that savory goodness! I want to eat THAT for lunch!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I am ready for a big serving of that!! I sure wish we lived close together, as I've wished every time you cook something! LOL!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks delicious, Nanny.... If I sniff hard enough, I think I can smell your stew.... Yum.
Hugs,
Betsy

KBeau said...

Looks yummy. My mouth would be watering if I hadn't just gotten up from dinner.

Betsy said...

I love stuff like this...sounds wonderful!

Solar Powered said...

Mmmmm...will be making this again, and again.

George said...

This sounds and looks absolutely delicious. I'm thinking some good beef stew would be great for supper tonight!

Mary said...

That sounds like one delicious stew. Your photo has made me hungry. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kathy said...

This looks wonderful! Definitely one to try!
Kathy

grammy said...

Just got caught uo (o:
That stew looks great
just wish someone would cook it for me (o:
Your daughter looks so cute sitting in 'her chair'
I am sure she got a kick out of that picture

Alison said...

WOW! This looks wonderful. I haven't "noticed" this one from Pioneer Woman, but I'll have to give it a try. We're looking forward to seeing you guys soon!

Amanda said...

I just got my first Pioneer Woman cookbook from a friend! I told her that the first I had heard about PW was on your blog and how I always saw great recipes you shared. I can't wait to read the book - maybe I'll get to make a post one of these days, too! Your beef and mushrooms looks WONDERFUL!

Kat said...

This sounds delish. Question...my husband won't eat mushrooms...will it be as good without them? I love them so it sounds wonderful to me.

Hugs!
Kat