When I think of Beef Stew, I’m reminded of those Sunday afternoon dinners my family would have after several hours of church. The only problem was that any stew that my Mom made wasn’t very good because it was always runny, watered down and flavorless. So when I set out to make Beef Stew for my own family now, I follow one simple rule; make it better than Mom’s recipe(which isn’t hard to do BTW). But don’t let this sob story fool you. This recipe is amazing and I even show you how to cheat!
How do I make Beef Stew
All I do is cook a thick hearty soup with fresh chopped vegetables from my garden and I add a well seasoned steak. Then I add a few seasonings. That’s it and that’s all. Now I do cheat a little when I don’t have time to make my own Chicken and Brown gravy. But after you try this Beef Stew recipe you’ll quickly understand why I do it. Packaged gravy is cheap, it saves time preparing it and it makes this soup taste phenomenal!
If you want to talk about an incredible recipe, let’s talk about these Chicken and Dumplings, because, wow. These are Drop Biscuit style dumplings with fresh chopped vegetables and breast meat from a roasted chicken. The dumplings are seasoned with herbs and the roasted chicken was marinated in a 24 hour brine, so this recipe is incredible.
Growing up, I didn’t much like dumplings; at least the way my Mom made’em. I’d dare say they even made me feel sick. So when I started out recreating this recipe I had one simple goal in mind; make something I LOVE! So I roasted the best chicken I could make, I made the best vegetable soup I could come up with and I added the best drop biscuit recipe I had and Viola, this Chicken and Dumplings recipe was born.
If you need a roasted chicken recipe or you need to learn how to carve one, check out the few listed below:
This is just a wonderful way to serve Garlic Mushrooms and Onions. Whether you’re preparing a side dish or something to compliment your fish or steak, this recipe is just the way to go. There is however another alternative I would like you to consider…
Here I combine the ideas behind a Mushroom and Swiss, French Onion Soup and Stuffed Mushrooms. Then I wrap them up into one glorious recipe that just can’t be denied. The Broth soaks into the toasted garlic bread and that Swiss cheese just melts around every ingredient. So every bite you take it simply amazing!
If you’re interested in the two recipes that inspired this one check them out in the links below. Both recipes truly are the best of the best and definitely worth a look.
2 lbs Mushrooms, whole
1 Onion, sliced
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Beef or Vegetable Broth, Aju is best
1 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Olive or Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Swiss Cheese, 1 for every slice of bread