Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Slow Braised "No Peek" Beef Bits


I know it's almost summer 
but
sometimes I still wan't comfort food.
We had a few rainy days here.
Don't get me wrong we needed them.
I always want comfort food when it rains.
I also want my pj's....seriously.
I had just bought some stew meat cubes
and I have switched our meat selections, from the regular 
grocery store stock to all organic meats. 
The difference in the beef alone was like night and day.
The beef in this dish came out like butta! 
Cut it with a fork just like filet mignon except half the price.
Give it a try. 
You wont be dissapointed!




The long and slow cooking process of this will have your house smelling amazing!


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Ingredients

2 lbs - stew meat, cubed- I always use organic grass fed beef, trust me there is a difference


1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 10.5 oz can cream of golden mushroom soup, I never use this but trust me it's worth it

1/2 cup beef stock

1/2 cup sherry wine or whatever you have on hand will do

4 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pint cremini mushrooms, halved


1 large shallot, chopped


2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped


2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped


Directions
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.

Add cubed meat to a dutch oven.

In a large bowl mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the meat.

Add mushrooms, shallot, garlic and thyme and stir to coat. Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 - 3 Hours.

Do not open the lid until done.


Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

I served mine over these.
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24 comments :

  1. Comfort food is ALWAYS good and this looks incredible!

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  2. I would eat this in the middle of Summer during a heatwave. I love comfort food and braised beef is one of my favorites. DELISH.

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  3. Comfort food is always welcome in my book! Especially where I live, we have only just recently seen summer like temperatures! Thanks for sharing! I also have to agree with switching to organic meat. A few years ago, we started purchasing all grass fed beef. There is such a difference! Visiting from Tasty Tuesday :)

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  4. Wow I LOVE THIS!!! I just posted a similar type of dish today, beef stroganoff :) I'm wayyyyy too into comfort food .... This looks soooo good ... I'll definitely be back, love your site!

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  5. Its so hard to not open the lid and give it a little stir! This looks so delicious!!
    It's Autumn over my side of the world now so I'm into the slow cooked comforting meals again. I just shared my slow cooked Sausage Stroganoff recipe if you want to check it out :)

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  6. I can almost smell this cooking it looks like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Beef with mushrooms, shallots, garlic, thyme... mmm. I'm totally going to have to try this! Pinned!

    Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday. (And I have to admit I clicked because I wanted to know why you cut the peaks off your beef. I was really curious. I realize now you meant "peek".:))

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  8. Can this be made in a crockpot?

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    1. How many hours do you leave it in the crockpot?

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    2. Hi Katy,
      4 hours on high 6 hours on low. :)

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  9. This is delicious.. 3rd time making.. Thanks for sharing

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  10. I made this over the weekend and loved it!

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  11. Can I substitute anything for the alcohol? Any help is greatly appreciated. Looks wonderfully satisfying. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Mellie....you can just increase the beef stock to 1 cup. Make sure you are using stock not broth.

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    2. This was awesome! I used 1c of beef broth and this was stuff was great. We had mashed potatoes and texas garlic toast with it. Thank you. Question-can i make this as directed then freeze it for a freezer meal? Anyway, thanks for an awesome dinner, greatly appreciated.

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    3. Hi Mellie! I am so happy you enjoyed this dish! I don't see why you couldn't freeze it. I have never tried. I would thing the meat would be even more tender once you heat it again. Let me know how it turns out! :)

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  12. Sounds so good except I can't do the mushroom or mushroom soup. Is there a good substitute for the mushroom soup?

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    1. You can do a cream of chicken, celery or simply make a roux.

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  13. This looks delicious! Can I use sirloin steak?

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    1. Yes it is delicious with sirloin as well.

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