Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year!

A new year...

Now that the holidays are over, I am actually happy to get back to my routine! Everything has been so crazy. I have been super sick with mastitis all week. If you know what that is... then you feel my pain. It knocked me on my **S for a bit. But after the antibiotic shot, things started to look up.

It is a cold day here in Utah... so I am going to make some stew. I usually FBTSOMP with stew, but today... I will follow a recipe! Thank you Paula Dean. I also usually cook stew in a crock pot but, I didn't think that far ahead.

Pork Stew


  • 2 pounds stew beef
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash ground allspice or ground cloves
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove. Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't have allspice and I did not use any... also, I added a can of diced tomatoes because this recipe had no real broth... I also added about 2 cups more water... Turned out tasty.



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