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Old 01-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Smile What to have with boiled stew beef?

I have a few pounds of stew beef I plan to boil with just an onion & salt & pepper for a simple rustic stew beef. That will be the finished product - No beef stew with thickened gravy. I do love the beef stew with gravy but each has it's place & I'm in the mood for the simple plain version. I will probably have either cornbread or biscuits so now I'm looking for side dish options. Ideas greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC!!!

Mashed garlic taters would be nice and a side salad.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thanks, garlic taters does sound good.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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If you are not going to brown the meat first, I would suggest cooking the stew beef in some canned tomatoes (season with soy sauce and serve with rice, or with Italian seasonings and serve with pasta, etc.).
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Cabbage salad or some other fresh, sharp taste to playoff against the beef.

Cooked carrot coins, inexpensive and nice color.

If you are mixing up some biscuits, a puny little peach cobbler with a smidgen of vanilla ice cream would be nice!
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:31 AM   #6
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Since it sounds like you aren't putting any carrots, or potatoes in the stew, I assume
you probably want something different. So for a side dish, I'd go with a simple
salad of chopped Romaine lettuce, Roma Tomato slices, Cucumber slices, and some
Black Olives.....drizzle some Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top, a little Sea Salt, and some
fresh ground Black Pepper should finish it off. (maybe some Shiitake mushrooms too)
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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It all sounds delicious. Thanks everyone for the ideas.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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When I make a beef bourguignon or carbonnade I always serve it with simple boiled potatoes with white pepper and loads of fresh parsley, and usually steamed carrots..with some kind of sweet pickle on the side.....
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #9
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Rocklobster: please tell me more about those beef dishes you mentioned above. :-))
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #10
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I actually did prepare biscuits and cornbread, garlic potatoes and for the fresh part a cabbage and broccoli slaw, and the peach cobbler was a great idea also I just couldn't resist. Thanks everyone.
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