Arrr!! Tonight be fantastic!
Lol. I've been drinking like a pirate, does that count?
hehehe...we can pretend that i was drinking, talking, and dressed like a pirate. I just had a good night with some friends...
I need some recipes; meat!! I have a bunch of beef (mostly cheap cuts), what should i do with it? Preferably something that i can make and keep in the fridge for a few days to be reheated on the stove. my only crock pot is tiny. i think i'm going to make beef soup for tomorrow- throw it in the crockpot with some broth and add vegetables later. other ideas?
Do you have a nice large (8 quart+) pot?
Chunk the boeuf into cubes, about 1". Put a good fat (bacon fat, tallow, olive oil) into the pot and heat. Brown cubes in batches (adding fat as necessary), being careful not to overcrowd the pot, and remove to a bowl to rest. When all the beef is browned, throw some diced veggies in the pot to soften: 1 onion, a couple of carrots, a couple of ribs of celery, a few whole cloves of garlic... add what floats your boat, some diced peppers, taters, turnips, parsnips... season it all with S&P, and when it's soft and glistening with joy, throw the meat back in. Add in a few T. of tomato paste and keep heating until that mess is sticky and starting to get fragrant, but not allowing the sugars to burn, maybe 1-2 minutes.
Add 2 cups of broth/stock of choice (beef, chicken), 15 oz. of crushed tomatoes (or some chopped fresh), and a cup of red wine, a bay leaf, and any herbs that tickle your fancy pantsy: rosemary, thyme, oregano; a bit of cocoa powder or chili powder can be fun. Let this simmer stovetop , lid on) on medium-low or in the oven at 325F for about 2 hours or until the beef is tender enough to flake easily when taunted by a wooden spoon. Adjust seasoning. Eat.