Howdy! What's for supper? That is a question I get AT LEAST once a day if not four times. Well, tonight it's Cowboy Beef Stew. This recipe is again, simple and most people have these ingredients on-hand. Today we will need the following items:
10 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
5 carrots, peeled and sliced in chunks 1 large onion, peeled and cut in chunks
1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup worchestershire sauce
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
Put the potatoes, carrots and onions in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover the veggies by an inch or so. Boil gently until they are half cooked. You do not want them totally cooked because you will be simmering later on. Set aside.
Okay, you caught me. I cheated and used washed baby carrots instead of peeling and chunking big carrots!
Season your ground beef as you like. I add salt, pepper, onion powder, and a dash of powdered beef boulion. Shape beef in meatballs- whatever size you like! Brown in a skillet. Get the meatballs nice and brown on all sides. I believe that you get the best flavor when you meat is browned properly.
Add undrained veggie mixture and heat for 5 minutes and set aside.
Whisk flour and 1/2 cup water together. Add the tomato sauce to the flour/water mixture. Stir this into the beef mixture. Now stir in the Worchestershire sauce Cover and simmer about 30 minutes. The longer you simmer the better it tastes! Just simmer it on a very low temp and do not stir too much or you will break up the vegetables.
now that's what's for supper in farmchick's kitchen!