Monday, January 31, 2011

Fire Roasted Beef Stew

Fire Roasted Beef Stew
It’s that time of year again…time for Super bowl Sunday!  A great time for gathering all of your family and friends for yet another feast, and this Stew is perfect.  I would go ahead and make it on Saturday let it simmer for a few hours and refrigerate over-night, letting all the flavors melt together.  I try to get as much cooking done as possible the day before, I’m a fan too and don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen game time.  So this week’s offerings will be simple and quick, so no one will miss any of the action on the field.
Thank You
Serrano’s- 3
Garlic- 6 (cloves, Unpeeled)
Stew Meat- 3 pounds
Flour- ½ cup
Olive oil- 3 tbsp
Bacon fat- 2 tbsp
Onion- 3 cups (medium dice)
Celery- 3 cups (medium Dice)
Carrots- 3 cups (medium dice)
Red wine- 1 cup
Tomatoes- 2 cans 15 ounce (fire roasted)
Roasted red Peppers- ¾ cup (medium diced)
Beef broth- 10 cups
Cilantro- 3 tbsp (rough chopped)
Method to the Madness
1)      In a sauté pan add the Serrano and garlic and cook for 10 minutes, until they have black spots on them. While the Serrano’s and garlic are cooking combine the flour with the stew meat season with sat & pepper and mix well. Remove the Serrano’s and garlic from the pan and let cool. Toss them in a food processor and mince.
2)      In a large sauce pot over medium high heat add the bacon fat, brown the stew meat on all sides. Remove from pan. Add the olive oil and add the Serrano’s, garlic, celery, carrots and onion cooking until onions become soft and translucent. Deglaze the pan with the wine and scrape up all the brown bits, simmer until all liquid evaporates. Add the tomatoes, red peppers, and beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for at least 3-4 hours. Let cool and refrigerate overnight if possible.
3)      Reheat; bring the stew back to a boil for 30 seconds and let simmer until ready to enjoy. Add to your favorite soup bowl and garnish with the cilantro.
4)      ENJOY!!

Fire Roasted Beef Stew


  1. Whoa...that looks Good! Hope you enjoy Superbowl Sunday and your team wins! Thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog ... means ALOT!
    Debbie :-)

  2. Stew is great for entertaining a big crowd so great choice for Superbowl party. I love that you use the fire roasted tomatoes and serrano chiles to give some heat to the stew. Enjoy the game!

  3. The Serrano added the perfect amount of heat, and I was really surprised by the flavor of the fire roasted tomatoes, they were really good. Thank you ladies for stopping by and commenting.

  4. A nice hardy stew with fire roasted vegetables. Great stuff!

  5. Now I regret that I didn't buy the beef brisket this morning....the stew looks so heartwarming and delicious.

  6. That looks great - but unfortunately here in Sydney Australia we are experiencing a heat wave - around 107 F here at the moment!!! Well, at least we aren't in the path of the cyclone!!!

    Enjoy your Superbowl Sunday - oh, how I remember those!!! Hope the team your are going for wins!!

  7. I can't believe its 107 there!! We just got 18"+ inches of snow, and its going to be -10 degrees tonight. Stay safe over there!!