Thursday, March 17, 2016

Half stumped ~ not so bewildered or perplexed...

When you are just half stumped as in perplexed about dinner...then you know there is a chance to be clever. I keep a package of frozen beef stew meat in the freezer at all times. Why? Because, all you have to do is thaw and add veggies with some tomatoes ... Voila - "Beef Stew or Beef Goulash".

I am also quite good about keeping a bag of baby carrots in the fridge and a couple of young zucchini.  To get started, in a covered stock pot (use heavy cast iron) on med. heat saute one whole onion in olive oil, add seasonings to taste: rosemary, mint and oregano. Once browned, add your 'thawed' beef stew chunks and stir until the beef is a gray with a bit of pink left. Reduce heat to low and cover for 5 min. Then, add to that as many carrots as you like and add also one small 'not drained' can of roasted tomatoes. Mix it all up with a pinch of salt and pepper, then cover to simmer on low heat for about 50 min - one hour, stir occasionally.

As a side, I sauteed the young zucchini. A thick slice of crusty bread and ... VoilĂ  meaning : here is, here are, there are or there it is!

~Tutti a Tavola!

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