Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Recipe-- Beef Stew

I had never made beef stew before last night, and was amazed at how easy it is, and how well it turned out.

2 1/2 lbs stew meat
4-5 potatoes, cut in chunks
4 carrots, or 1 bag baby carrots
1 med onion, chopped in chunks
4 celery stalks, sliced
3/4 C. tomato sauce
1 can beef broth, divided in half
salt and pepper to taste
dash garlic powder (opt)

Add 1/2 the can of beef broth, and the rest of the ingredients to a slow cooker. Mix, cover and let cook on high for 4-5 hours until meat and veggies are tender. (stir several times throughout cooking) Near the end, mix 4-5 T. of flour into the other half of the beef broth and stir in to thicken the stew.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Recipe--Bisquick Mix

8 C flour
1 1/4 C non-fat dry milk powder
1/4 C baking powder
1 t. salt
2 C shortening

Combine first four ingredients. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in a tightly covered container in a cool place.