Sunday, November 18, 2012

Whiskey Beef Stew

The countdown to Thanksgiving is now on and I'm making meals that in no way resemble the turkey feast.  I came across a package of beef for stew in the freezer as I was rearranging items to make room for the bird.  Perfect.  Only the potatoes will be served again and in a different form.   

Whiskey Beef Stew

1# beef for stew
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
salt & freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups beef broth
1 cup water
1/4 cup onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup peas
3 tbsp whiskey

Mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Dredge beef in the flour mixture and place in a hot frying pan with olive oil.  Brown and then place in a crock pot with 1 cup beef broth.  Place other tablespoon of olive oil into pan and add in onions and garlic.  Add in second cup of beef broth and whisk in flour left over from dredging.  Pour over meat.  Add in 1 cup of water, stir and cover and cook on medium heat for 1 hour.  After 1 hour, add in diced potatoes and carrots.  A half hour before serving, add in peas and whiskey.  

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