Monday, September 24, 2007

Comfort Food: Paula's Beef Stew

With the weather getting colder bit by bit, I'm turning to comfort foods for dinner these days, especially nice big pots of soups or stew. Take, for example, this delicous Old-Time Beef Stew by Paula Dean (click for recipe):

Although it took a long time to make (hey, it's beef stew...what do you expect, right?), it was super simple to put together. Following some tips from the reviewers, I added quartered red potatoes and substituted beef broth for the water. Also, I added extra liquid b/c it didn't seem to have quite enough and I don't mind my soups and stews a bit soupy. As it turned out, it wasn't really soupy at all, so I guess whatever I did worked!

The stew was a big hit w/ my SO and will definitely be a cold-weather staple in my household!


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Valley Girl said...

OMG that beef stew looks so good right about now.

Btw, I just noticed on your profile that you're 1/2 Filipino! I'm full Pinay!

Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Valley Girl! Really? That's awesome! Were you born in the states? What part of the Philippines does your family come from?

:) D