The Pioneer Woman’s Sunday Stew
A classic comfort food, the Pioneer Woman’s beef stew is a hearty, satisfying meal. It is a great accompaniment to the side dishes that you love. Besides being a hearty, tasty dish, it also has a nice little twist.
The best part about this recipe is that it can be made in the slow cooker. This is perfect for the winter months. You can easily put it together in the morning, and the stew will cook all day. Just remember to adjust the temperature to your preference and don’t forget to stir the pot every once in a while.
If you’re in the mood for something a little different, you can spruce up your usual pot of beef stew by adding a few vegetables. Carrots, turnips, onions, and even zucchini are great additions. Once you’ve added them to the pot, you can cook them for another 10 to 20 minutes to allow them to get tender.
You can also use a non-alcoholic beer to help the process along. Using a little flour can make the sauce thicker. There are two ways to do this: either you can mix three tablespoons of flour into one cup of beef broth or you can pour a bit of the liquid into a small bowl, then add the flour. Neither of these methods are very difficult, and both are definitely worth the effort.
The other notable tidbit about this recipe is that it’s perfect for serving the family. Not only is it great for lunch, it can be served with hearty bread and your favorite side dish. And you can make the whole thing in the slow cooker.
When making the beef stew, make sure that you have the ingredients on hand. This is particularly true if you’re going to serve it with mashed potatoes. However, if you’re looking to save time, you can opt to cook the potatoes on their own, and reheat them later.
The first thing that you should do is to brown the meat. By doing this, you’ll have a much richer flavor. Brown the meat in a pan over medium-high heat, and you’ll need to turn it a few times to ensure that it’s done properly. Adding some butter to the mixture should help, though you can brown the meat without it.
You should also try to thicken the beef stew with some flour. As the ingredients simmer, you can add more water to help the sauce to get thicker. The end result should be a thick, creamy stew that’s ready for a hefty serving of mashed potatoes.
One last tip: If you don’t want to wait all day for your beef stew, you can thaw the stew in the microwave or by placing it in a 350-degree oven for about 25 minutes. Make sure to check it frequently, and you’ll be rewarded with a mouthwatering, satisfying meal.
Whether you’re cooking a family meal or a romantic dinner for two, the Pioneer Woman’s beef stew is an excellent choice. Unlike some of the more complex dishes in her repertoire, this one can be made on the fly, which means that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.