Brooke’s Beef Stew

18 Nov

Brooke's Beef Stew is the ultimate winter comfort food.  A full meal in itself, serve with crusty bread and you'll have a full, happy family.

Nothing says comfort to me more, especially in winter, then homemade Beef Stew.  The wonderful aroma fills the house as the hearty ingredients simmer.  It is a meal in itself, serve it with some crusty bread to mop up the left over juices in the bowl, and the family will be full and happy.  There are many, many recipes for Beef Stew out there, and I swear I’ve tried most of them.  Brooke’s Beef Stew arose out of 3 stew recipes, and contains the best of each one.  I hope you enjoy my personal version of Beef stew.

I have provided directions for making this recipe in a slow cooker also.  I don’t normally use this method when making stew, but I know lots of people like to make it in the morning and have dinner waiting for them at night.  I like to add the pinch of crushed red pepper, not to add a bunch of spicy heat, but to give the beef stew just a touch of something special.  Be careful when adding it in, you don’t want too much.  You can also substitute pork stew or boneless lamb for the beef in this hearty stew.  For pork, simmer only 30 minutes in step 1.  If using slow cooker directions, prepare as directed for any type of meat.

3 Responses to “Brooke’s Beef Stew”

  1. Kristen (swanky dietitian) November 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    This recipe sounds great! I love that it can go in the crock pot for 10-12 hours. Since I work ten hour days, that is a plus!

  2. Hyo Radle January 1, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Awesome, thanks!!!!

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