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Old 05-26-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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One lb of Beef Stew cut into small pieces, Soak in cold water for two hrs. Saute sm onion sliced in pot w/tsp shortning/oil til slightly brown, add bf stew to pot,add 1/2 tsp Red Paprika,add chopped up garlic clove(size of thmbnail),stir/cook until meat starts to turn white, while adding light sprinkle of MANY different spices from shelf,(This where the flavor comes from),Add 1-2 cups of water at most (so as not to make gravy watery) bring water to boil and reduce heat to simmer for 30 min. Cover and stir occasionally You can add one carrot or one stalk of celery (cut to sm pieces) if you wish. Prepare instant rice as per directions or Microwave whole potatos for 5-6 min. Peel potatos and spoon gravy over the rice or potatos as needed. In 45-50 min dinner is done.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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I love STEW!!!!!!

Nice and thick is how I love the sauce
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Why do you soak the meat in water before cooking?
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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Probably so the texture is softer I imagine..... (I dont know though)
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: la la land
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Why do you soak the meat in water before cooking?
That's my question too, I've never heard of it. In any case it wouldn't work for me, I coat stew meat with a little flour and brown it, wet meat would be quite the mess in a frying pan.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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OP here. Thanx for resurrecting my post.

I soak the beef in COLD water getting rid of the blood.

Meat will taste better......try it w/o soaking for a comparison.

I have about 25 different spices to choose from that I sprinkle a bit on while stirring.

While cooking the odor goes thru the house.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:30 PM
 
Location: la la land
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OP here. Thanx for resurrecting my post.
I soak the beef in COLD water getting rid of the blood. Meat will taste better......try it w/o soaking for a comparison. I have about 25 different spices to choose from that I sprinkle a bit on while stirring.
While cooking the odor goes thru the house.
Interesting, sounds like you are Koshering it, but I have never heard anyone claim that doing that improves the flavor.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Hmm, I love beef stew. I work from home, so usually cut up the ingredients in the morning, place them in a slow cooker and it's done when I'm done working!
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:57 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Rice? I can't see the soaking in water though. I think you've been bachelor-ing for a while Steve.
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Prepare instant rice as per directions...
Really??? I'll just buy a frozen dinner and microwave it.
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