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February 2014 “Homestyle Cooking” Recipe
Last evening, Monday February 24th, we prepared the February 2014 recipe from our “Homestyle Cooking” recipe calender. The February recipe is Beef Stew.
It was an extra special evening as it was the 35th Wedding Anniversary of Keith & Kim.
Here is the recipe and our experience/suggestions for the February recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
3 tbsp oil
1 lb chuck, cubed
1/2 medium-size onion, diced
3 carrots, cut into circles
3 beef bouillon cubes
3 large potatoes, cut into heart chunks
2 heaping tbsp flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large stockpot. Add the onion and beef. Stir constantly until the beef is browned. Add the potatoes, carrots, and bouillon with enough water to cover the ingredients. Cover, reduce to low heat, and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, mix the flour with just enough hot water to make a super thick paste. Bring the stew to a boil and add the flour mixture until the desired consistency is reached.
GROCERY LIST & ESTIMATED COST
1 lb chuck, Cubed (Rubino’s Italian Food) – $4.99/lb
1/2 medium onion – $.25
3 carrots – $.50
3 beef bouillon cubes – $.33
3 large potatoes – $.50
Total Cost: $6.57
The finished product tasted excellent. The preparation instructions are pretty good with this recipe. The only thing we’d change the next time around, would be the amount of water that is called for. It states to cover the ingredients with water. We’d recommend adding water almost to the top of the ingredients but not cover them. The “stew” was almost a “soup” due to the amount of water that the recipe called for.
Have you tried the February recipe??? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience please! Comment below or contact us to let us know what your experience was with the recipe. Also, if you didn’t receive a calendar and would like one, let us know, as we still have a couple left.
About the authors: The above information was provided by the Keith Hiscock Sold Team (Keith & Kyle Hiscock). With almost 30 years combined experience, if you’re thinking of selling or buying, we’d love to share our knowledge and expertise.
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