Thursday, December 3, 2009

WinterAwesome Stew

1 package beef stew meat
1 package ground Italian Sausage (spicy to your own taste, I chose Hot)
1 large chopped yellow onion
16 - 18 garlic cloves (about 12 chopped, the rest whole)
8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
1 package button mushrooms, halved or quartered
1/3 cup bourbon... okay maybe 1/2 cup :)
32oz Beef Broth
1 package fresh basil
1 package fresh oregano
28oz can whole tomatoes
3 tablespoons cooking oil or olive oil


In a large stew pot, heat oil on high. Add chopped onions and chopped garlic and stir for 30-45 seconds or until slightly softened. Add potatoes and stir for about a minute. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the pot. Add ground pepper and salt to taste. Stir until beef is browned on all sides. Add ground Italian sausage. Stir until slightly browned (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in beef broth and tomatoes, crushing the whole tomatoes as you add them, and bring to a boil. Add bourbon and mushrooms, turn down heat, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Chop half of the basil and add to the pot. Add the rest whole. Chop and add oregano to taste. (I used about half the package). Let simmer uncovered. Serve when you can't stand waiting anymore.


Cindy said...

Sounds like an awesome creation. You need to add beef broth to your ingredient list.

Don Early said...


chelsea said...

Great recipe!
Keep posting.

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