How Awful Will This Stew Be? UPDATE!!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    So...I made up a recipe. No specifics on it...

    Here's what I did:

    1.51 lbs. of stew meat (pre-cut up into 1 inch squares)
    Tossed the stew meat around in some Thyme leaves and flour and put in the bottom of the crock pot.
    On top of the stew meat, I put some chopped onion.
    On top of the onion, I put onion soup mix and garlic powder.
    On top of all of this, I added 2 cups of water and 1 cup of red wine. Added a LIBERAL amount of worcestershire sauce.

    On top and surrounding the meat, I put in about 2 handfuls of baby carrots and 2 large potatoes that have been cut up.

    Didn't look like there was enough solution, so I added some more wine and water and then put a dash of garlic powder on top of the potatoes with the carrots. Added some more worcestershire sauce on top.

    Set on high...should be ready around 7 tonight. How awful will it be???
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Sounds very good! We are having hot dogs tonight. [​IMG]
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Sounds good to me, a lot of people might not like the amount of garlic/onion. But I personally love it! Garlic/onion is in just about everything I cook, since it is good for you. However, in certain dishes especially if it is for others I will put just enough so that you can't taste it really.. But it is in there. Now- the only thing missing from your stew. You need some type of tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or maybe some chopped Jalapeno's [​IMG]. Maybe all three!

  4. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where do you live and what time can we set down? [​IMG]
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I would have browned the floured meat first. You'll miss out on a lot of flavor development and color by not browning.

    Otherwise it sounds good.
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Sounds great! the only thing I would have done different is put the carrots on the bottom then the potatoes then the meat. If the gravy is too liquid when you get home put it in a sauce pot over medium & reduce it by half or so then taste for spice adjustments then if you want it thicker use cornstarch or sour cream.
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    [​IMG] When supper????
  8. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Me too, maybe not as much worsestershire sauce - in place of that maybe about 1/2 can stewed tomatoes.
    I bet half the recipes made famous in the world come from someone having to create dinner out of what they had on hand.
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK's finished!

    It's not stew exactly. Almost like a soup with a thick soupy texture. You can taste the red wine, W-sauce and everything in it. It's just...amazing.

    Almost like a topping for something, but then again more like a soup. It's difficult to tell what you want to do with it except eat it! [​IMG]
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yep, it pays to be creative! [​IMG]

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