I Love to mimic things I eat at restaurants.
I got this one from a Mom and Pop Mexican restaurant. It's so yummy and so simple not any spices but salt and enchilada sauce. Red or Green sauce, either will do. Save 1/2 of the meat in freezer for a future dinner.
Brushing the bones with tomato paste then browning in the oven firstly then combined with the slow cooking crockpot method will produce the most flavorful richest beef broth --- I usually prepare the ingredients early in the morning, by late evening you will have a wonderful rich beef broth, or you may cook overnight --- the stock may be frozen after cooling, if you don't have a crock pot you may certainly simmer this over very low heat on top of the stove, it will still be delicious! The more bones you use the richer your stock will be, so use lots!
I adopted this recipe and made a few changes when I prepared it. I don't care for canned mixed veggies and don't usually have frozen mixed vegetables on hand. Therefore, I chopped up a couple of carrots and microwaved in a bit of water until tender; microwaved the potato and cubed it; sauteed some chopped onion in olive oil; defrosted some corn and peas; and stirred all of this together with a jar of beef gravy. My steak was round steak that I had slow cooked in the oven with beef broth after seasoning with Montreal steak seasoning. My husband thought that this was a winner, and I will surely repeat it again with leftover roast beef and steak. The comments of the original chef are as follows: "I found this in a cookbook of mine and made a few changes to suit my tastes better. It's a great way to use up leftover steak. Or you can change the meat and/or gravy and veggies to suit whatever meat you have leftover. I hope you'll enjoy it, too!"
Don't let the list of simple ingredients fool you! This is an excellent stew, and the recipe couldn't be any simpler. I can't recall where the recipe came from, but I've been making this for over 40 years! I've tried many other stew recipes, but none beat the ease and taste of this one.
This is a simple, but tasty, adaptation of a number of different versions of Beef Barley Soup, leaving out all of the junk that I don't like (like lima beans!) Cooking time varies with the quality of the beef, and also the barley used, and how tender you like it.
Cabbage and meat mildly seasoned with garlic and onions in a creamy cheese sauce and topped with breadcrumbs for a pretty presentation! A real comfort food. Even those who say they HATE cabbage will eat this and like it! I have even made this without the meat- using bulgur and veggie broth. Here is how: Just replace the meat with the same amount of bulgur- (for 1 lb of meat sub 1 cup bulgur) you will want to soak the bulgur according to the instructions on the package- if you bought it in bulk here is how...
Bring 2 cups of veggie broth ( can use bouillon and water) per 1 cup bulgur
When broth is boiling stir in bulgur. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until bulgur is soft. All the broth should be absorbed. Fluff the bulgur with a fork as you would rice and add to your recipe.
I have used beef, pork, turkey and chicken with great results too.
*See NOTE for freezing, make ahead and left over tips*
Ono is Hawaiian for tasty. My friend, Sharon, always takes this to potlucks at work. She also brings copies of the recipe because people always ask for it. I'm generally not a barbecue fan, but I really enjoy this recipe. It is great on buns or over rice.