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Posted to Thread #12855 at 11:15 pm on Dec 2, 2008
makes about 4 qts
3 lb. lean stew beef, cut into stew-sized pieces
olive oil for searing
2 cups apple cider
1 bottle full-bodied wine like burgundy or chianti
flour for thickening
8-10 oz. pearl onions or boiling onions
2 cups carrots sliced about 1/2" thick
4 cups potatoes cut into stew-sized pieces
4 cups mushrooms, quartered
1 tbs oregano
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp peychaud's bitters
salt and pepper to taste
pat beef dry with paper towels and sear in hot oil while bringing wine and cider to a simmer. thicken wine and cider with flour/water paste. (if you don't mind the extra fat, a roux with about 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup of your favorite oil or fat [including the pan drippings from searing the beef] would be great). add liquid, herbs and peychaud's bitters to beef and simmer for 2 hours.
add carrots and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
add mushrooms, onions and potatoes and simmer for about an hour more or until the potatoes are tender.
this recipe can easily be cut in half or less. i froze lots.
the peychaud's bitters can be eliminated, but they add a great touch. they're worth searching out. angostura bitters would do in a pinch.
i've done this with about 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 4 or 5 bay leaves instead of the oregano and thyme and bitters. yum.
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- Olga's Sweet and Snappy Beef Stew. this is good over polenta as well [NT] [LINK] - AngAk - 11:46pm on 12/02/08
- The Beef Burgundy Stew that Ann in Boston contributed to Gail's Recipe Swap - KarenNoCA - 1:07am on 12/03/08
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- Whoops! Sorry Ang, didn't mean to step on ya. I should look further than my nose!!! [NT] - PatBastrop - 1:45am on 12/03/08
- ah, but you found the original. good work! [NT] - AngAk - 9:13pm on 12/03/08
- I really like Sylvia's Mahogany Stew. [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 1:15am on 12/03/08
- I did a search and could not find that recipe. Could you please add a link? Thanks! [NT] - KarenNoCA - 1:33am on 12/03/08
- I searched as well & couldn't find it yet. Maybe Sylvia still has it? I'll - Luisa_Calif - 2:30am on 12/03/08
- MAHOGANY BEEF STEW WITH RED WINE AND HOISIN SAUCE - Luisa_Calif - 2:51am on 12/03/08
- I love this one; thanks for posting the recipe! [NT] - ErininNY - 2:46pm on 12/03/08
- looks like it's a candidate for T&T [NT] - AngAk - 9:14pm on 12/03/08
- Thanks for locating and posting! [NT] - KarenNoCA - 1:08am on 12/04/08
- This is a great recipe. I made it and canned it in my pressure canner. Nice to have on a cold night. [NT] - AGM_Cape_Cod - 2:57am on 12/05/08
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- oh phooey, just realized Shaun posted it above. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 2:01am on 12/03/08
- Thank you - now I have some variety. The wine ones look especially good! [NT] - DawnNYS - 3:32pm on 12/03/08
- I would be remiss, if I didn't mention goulash! I really like the one on EPI. It's a staple here. [NT] - barb_b - 7:49pm on 12/03/08
- Thanks Barb, can you post it, or a link to it please? [NT] - DawnNYS - 11:40am on 12/04/08
- Hi Dawn, Hope you enjoy it! Rec: Hearty Goulash Soup - barb_b - 4:44pm on 12/04/08
- Ooh, thanks. I like the addition of bacon and vinegar. - DawnNYS - 9:49pm on 12/06/08