St. Patty's Day is nearly upon us, and my new favorite holiday dish is this easy Irish beef and stout stew. It's the perfect marriage of late Winter and early Spring. The beef is fall-apart tender from hours of oven braising, while the green peas added in at the last minute are a bright reminder of how gardens are finally awakening. This recipe, which I discovered thanks to Everyday Food, requires virtually no prep time but a significant amount of cooking time, so make it when you're cleaning the house or tuning in to your favorite TV shows. Then sit down to dinner with a lime shandy and Guinness ice cream for the ultimate March 17 meal. Get the recipe here.
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I know that Super Bowl Sunday is usually a day for chili, but think about switching it up with an equally filling and tasty beef stew — winter is the time for hearty beef stew, and weekends are the best time to make a slow cooking stew. Not only does stew make your house smell great, but it's a crowd pleaser and you can freeze the leftovers.
This beef stew is tasty and when shopping for stew meat always go for a cut that is low in fat and not labeled prime. I have added more veggies than the original recipe called for, because it is an easy way to increase my veggie intake. I like to make this recipe with beef stock, but doing so does add extra calories and sodium to the stew. You can use water instead of stock, but make sure to add a teaspoon of salt.
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When faced with leftover beef stew or beef bourguignon, you may be tempted to reheat it for dinner and call it a night. You could also layer it between puff pastry, or fill a pie crust with it. Those ideas are great, however they're a bit obvious. That's why I went on a hunt for something a little extraordinary. After a bit of searching I've discovered a spectacular beef stew lasagna. It's unexpected and tasty and will sure to be a hit at your house. To get the recipe, read more
Beef stew is not your average quick cooking meal. Most recipes take a couple hours, or even an entire day to fully develop a robust stew flavor. However, I've found a recipe for a super simple beef stew that comes together in under an hour. Red wine, thyme, mushroom and tomato soups, give this stew a slow cooked feeling. All you have to do is throw everything into a pot and wait for it to boil, making it the perfect end of the week meal. To get the recipe please read more