Blueprint Stew the Technique (Mf)

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Title: Blueprint Stew the Technique (Mf)
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Soups, Stews


3 1/2 lb Shoulder of beef, pork or
-lamb; cut in 1 1/2" cubes
1/2 c Flour seasoned with salt and
1/3 c Vegetable or olive oil; as
24 c One, two or more of the
-following veggies
-seasoning vegetables,
-finely chopped:
-onions,garlic, carrots,
-celery, or fennel
Optional tomato ingredients
-such as:
1 1/2 c Or more crushed tomatoes,
-tomato puree; or
1/4 c Tomato paste
Bouquet garni in
-cheesecloth; consisitng of:
1 ts Spices or dried herbs
-(1-2tsp) depending upon
-dominant taste, or bay
-leaf, parsley and ect.
1 qt Or more of liquid such as
-beer or broth
Additional seasoning for
-sauce like:
2 tb Barbecue sauce (2-4Tbl)
Salt and freshly ground
-black pepper
Garnish: separately cooked
-vegetables, potatoes or
1/2 c Chopped fresh herbs to

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Season the flour with salt and pepper.
Coat the meat with flour and shake off excess. Heat the oil in a large
flameproof casserole. Brown the meat, in batches, until browned on all
sides. Remove browned meat to a plate. Add seasoning vegetables to
remaining oil in casserole, cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until
totally tender. Return browned meat to seasoning vegetables with juices
that have collected on the plate. Add optional tomato ingredients, bouquet
garni and liquid. Season lightly with salt, bring to a simmer, cover and
set in oven to cook for about 1 1/2 hours or longer or until meat is fork
tender. Remove casserole from oven, remove meat and keep warm, degrease the
liquid. Either puree the solids into the liquid to form a thick sauce, or
strain the solids out and reduce the sauce until intensely flavored. Add
any additional seasoning ingredient (like barbecue sauce) and fresh herbs
at last minute. To cook the vegetable garnish, !

either cook it in the stew liquid before you puree or reduce it, then
return the meat to the liquid to rewarm it. Or cook the garnishes

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #289

Date: Sat, 9 Nov 1996 22:48:46 -0500

From: Gail Shermeyer