Monday, April 25, 2011

Beef Stew

This recipe includes the beef stew and beans, served with white rice.

Cook the white rice before hand.

Ingredient list:

-2 1/2lb beef chopped in 1in cubes. Could be eye of the round, bottom round roast or tri-tip roast.
-1lb carrots
-1lb yellow potatoes
-2 15oz cans kidney beans ( water and salt only )
-1 big onion
-3 table spoons minced garlic
-1 tea spoon tarragon
-1 tea spoon ground thyme
-1/2 tea spoon ground cumin
-Kosher salt
-1 table spoon colorau ( or annatto or achiote or colorau) - optional - natural red coloring or 2 table spoons of tomato paste
-2 table spoons vegetable oil
-2 table spoons worcertershire sauce
-2 tea spoons ground black pepper
-1 cup merlot wine

Photo of ingredients.

Trim off any visible fat from meat and chop in 1in cubes.

Season with 1 table spoon of salt, worcestershire sauce, tarragon, thyme, cumin and 1 tea spoon of black pepper. Combine and reserve.

Divide onion and chop one half fine and one half medium size.
Add 1 table spoon oil to a pan at high heat, add fine chopped onion and saute' for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add garlic and cook to golden.
Add 1 tea spoon black pepper.
Canned beans should contain only beans, water and salt. Some have sugar also, so try to avoid those.
Add beans and let it simmer at low heat for few minutes, then turn heat off, cover.
On a pressure cooker, add 1 table spoon oil at high heat and onions. Cook for 1 minute.
Add 2 table spoons of garlic and cook until golden.
Add beef and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.
Add wine.
add colorant (optional).
Close pot and let it sit at high heat until steam start to come off, then change heat to medium and let cook for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, the meat should be cooked. Open pan (assuming you know how to use a pressure cooker).
Chop potatoes in big pieces and add to the pot.

Add also the carrots. Add salt to taste. You would probably add 1 to 2 tea spoons of salt so you get all vegetables properly salted.
Close the lid and set heat to high. Wait steam to come off and cook for 8 minutes.
Remove from heat, open the cooker and this is how it would look like. Meat is melting and vegetables cooked to perfection :-)
Served with prepared beans and white rice.

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