Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Warm Dinner for a Chilly Week

Happy New Year! One of my many New Year's resolutions is to cook more often.

would love to cook in this kitchen via the Newlywed Diaries

I have to admit that with classes, it is really hard to do! Fortunately, school hasn't started back up yet! And it has been extremely chilly this week... Making it the perfect time for my Yiayia's stew recipe. I made it last night but haven't tried my altered version yet (so maybe wait for a review post tomorrow?)

If you have ever received a recipe from a Greek woman, you know that there are no measurements (and most likely no written recipe to give). So fingers crossed that this recollection pans out for tonight's dinner!

Yiayia's Beef Stew:
3 lbs lean stew beef
1 onion, finely chopped
3 small cans tomato sauce
3 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
4-5 large potatoes, peeled & sliced
4-5 large carrots, peeled & sliced
1-2 cans of string beans, drained
Red table wine (any kind)

In a large pot (or dutch oven, if you have one), brown chopped onion and beef in 1 tbsp olive oil. I added garlic here

Drain any excess grease. Add 3 small cans of tomato sauce, 3 small cans of water, and 1 can of red wine.

Add salt & pepper. I also added a few shakes of tabasco sauce and some extra seasoning... will update with that tomorrow, if it comes out okay tonight

Bring pot to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 2 hours.

Add potatoes and carrots. Cook until soft, about 1 hour.

Add green beans and simmer for about 30 more minutes.

Serve, and enjoy (with Jello, if you are eating with Yiayia!)

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh I LOVE the bread box!!

    Let me know how YiaYia's stew turns out! I am definitely in need of new recipes to try out :)