The beef stew is easy to make. It takes:
1 medium package of stew beef (about like 1 to 1 1/2 pounds I'd say)
2 cartons beef broth (32 oz.) or 32 oz. home made beef stock (I used the Pacific Natural foods for this stew...I really like the robust flavor of it)
1 turnip (peeled and diced)
2 medium carrots (chopped)
2 stalks celery (diced)
2 yukon gold potatoes (I just leave the skins on and chop them into bite sized chunks)
Any other veggies you might want.
1/3 cup barley (about)
About 3 heaping tablespoons of grill seasoning
2 heaping tablespoons of Italian Herb Mixture
2 palm fulls of salt (yes I know it seems like a lot of salt, but the potatoes and the barley will leach the salt from your broth really fast...worse comes to worse lower the salt level and re-season before the soup is ready to serve and/or can...I always do this anyway...the salt and seasonings are approximate so just go with what tastes good to you)
Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
3 bay Leaves (mine were small so I used 3)
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
2 tablespoons dried rosemary (I use the leaves so if you are using ground, don't use half this much)
Okay, here's the hard part. Throw it all into the crockpot, stir up until mixed and let cook on high for 6 hours and then switch to low until ready to jar. I love soup for ease of cooking :).
So, anyhow, what did I get done (other than the beef stew of course) this time around? I've struck through everything on my list I got done (and added the few things I ended up putting on as additions to said list).
OAMC May Master List
Sesame Beef Ribs x 1 Oven Baked Beef Ribs x 1 6 lbs of Strawberries, cleaned and foodsavered, frozen for later use Frozen Fruit Cups Oversized in muffin tins x 6These popped out perfect from the muffin tins BBQ Beef Ribs x 1 Moose Backstrap marinated in Steak Sauce x 1 Marinated moose x 1 x 1 Chewy Granola Bars x1 Peanut Butter Cookies x 1(recipe from a cookbook...I'll write it down for you when I make them) Chocolate Chip Bar cookies x 1(recipe from package then baked in 9 x 13 pan for 30 min.) Farmhouse (turkey) Casserole x 1 Easy to Stuff Manicotti x 1 Chicken/turkey Pot Pie x 1(minus topping) Beef Stew(in crockpot and jarred)
- Tomato Soup (cooked and canned)
- Rice x 2