Thanks to guest blogger Chianne for sharing her perfect autumn comfort food recipe ‘Cowboy stew’. I’ve made it myself and it’s absolutely delicious – move over Jamie Oliver!…
One of my favourite meals that’s not only fun to make but amazing to eat is what I like to call Cowboy stew, when I was younger I would refuse to eat almost all of the time because I would not want to stop playing and come inside. My Grandmother and Mother decided to trick me into eating “Cowboy dinner” because they told me it was what the Cowboys and Indians use to eat. (The actual name of stew is unknown).
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 pounds beef chuck, excess fat trimmed, cut in 1 1/2 inch
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 cup tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 dried bay leaves
3 large carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 large yellow onion, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 large rutabaga, cut in 3/4-inch pieces
1 large parsnip, cut in 3/4-inch pieces
1. Preheat oven to 325F (165C).
2. Season the beef all over with salt and pepper.
3. Add beef in batches to pot and add the garlic.
4. Add tomato paste and cook stirring, Add thyme, bay leaves and chopped vegetables.
5. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper and pour in some water. The meat should be just covered with liquid.
6. Bring to a boil. Transfer pot to oven. Bake until meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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