Solo Skillet Beef Stew

"This was written for the Solo Cook, however it illustrates a cooking concept rather than a detailed recipe, and the serving could be enough for two people if a side salad was included with the meal. Cooking is a creative sport, so the cook should feel free to change the amounts of spices, or maybe substitute carrots for the bell peppers. A large Cast Iron Skillet with a snug fitting cover seems to work best for me. An interesting variation is to add sliced mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg at the start of the cooking, and then stir in several tablespoons of sour cream just before serving."
 
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photo by Bill Hilbrich photo by Bill Hilbrich
photo by Bill Hilbrich
photo by Bill Hilbrich photo by Bill Hilbrich
photo by Bill Hilbrich photo by Bill Hilbrich
Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
1-2
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cut the onion, green bell pepper and potato into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, add butter and then saute the onion until nearly transparent.
  • Add beef and stir until the beef if browned.
  • Add bell pepper, potato, spices, and flour.
  • Stir and then add the liquid.
  • Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Adjust flavor as needed.
  • Serve with a green salad and bread to sop up the gravy.

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  1. ElaineAnn
    I used some sliced beef from the deli counter, and carrots subbed for the pepper. I chose light beer for the liquid. This was flavorful and filling. Served with Recipe #292203 on the side and Recipe #221305 for dessert. great supper on a chilly night! Thanks for posting Bill. Made for My3Chefs Nov '09.
     
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