Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lemony Beef Stew

Here's the latest recipe from the pile:

Lemony Beef Stew
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp butter
2 lg. cloves garlic, crushed, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 c. green beans, chopped
1 1/4 lb. stew meat, cubed
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. beef broth or water
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sage
sea salt & black pepper to taste
sliced scallions for garnish

Heat oil in large soup pot. Add garlic, saute a few seconds; add onions, saute 2-3 minutes. Add beef cubes, saute for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and broth, simmer 1 hour, adding a little more water if necessary. Add celery, green beans, herbs and seasonings, simmer 1 hour. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve with scallions.

That's the original version, but since I never seem to do a recipe like it says here are my variations. The first difference is that I dumped it all into the crock pot without any sauteing. The second is that I used 1 c. of beef broth instead of 1/2.

Amy didn't like it, dh thought it was too lemony. I loved it. Next time (when Amy's gone, maybe) I'll change the lemon juice to 1/3 c. and leave the beef broth at 1 c.


Mom said...

I would like to try it, but I think Verne would not be impressed with a "different" flavor.

Hope said...

Hmm. Maybe you would have liked the Georgian stew Yulia served us, comprised of soup that had everything from capers to slices of lemons AND spears of pickles in it?! ;-) It was an AMAZING experience for the taste buds, trust me!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try it. Sounds like it would be good, though I'd probably use less lemon.