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Old 10-11-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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What do you put in your Stew?

Growing up...my mom always put cabbage in right towards the end of cooking it. Stew just doesn't seem right without it now.

Stew meat
potatoes
carrots
onions
tomatoes
cabbage

always served in the natural juices rather than the "brown gravy".

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Old 10-11-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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cabbage is great in a stew. I like a variety of root vegetables so I put parsnip and turnip or rutabaga with potatoes onions and carrots. peas are also good.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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I use lamb cubes in my stew and make the gravy with chopped onions and 6 or so chopped tomatoes. I add freshly roasted cumin, corrainder and red chilli powder along with fresh garlic. I also make a paste of yellow mustard seeds, vinegar, brown sugar and add a couple of heaping tbsps of that in the gravy.

I cook it until the meat is almost tender. Then add pearl onions (peeled but whole), baby potatoes and some grape tomatoes and cook it until the potatoes are cooked

Garnish with cilantro and serve it with strips of fried flour tortillas.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:30 PM   #4
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our stew is usually seared beef cubes, cubed potatoes, carrots (we all love the carrots 'cept for my Dad), celery (we all hate the celery, 'cept for my Dad), either pearl onions or quartered onions, beef base, seasonings, of course water, and that's about it. i don't really like it anymore cause my Dad has made it so often. although he did thicken the last batch up with tapioca, and that was a nice change.
if i do have a bowl of it, i usually thicken it, ignore the celery, add canned peas, and put garlic powder and ground sage in it.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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carrots, potatoes and onion. I have to make my cabbage separate.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:50 PM   #6
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Carrots, onions, shallots, leeks, swede, celery.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:57 PM   #7
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I put in whatever I have on hand. The meat is beef, venison, or chicken, sometimes enhanced by smoked sausage. I always use potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, canned diced tomatoes with juice and/or a small can of tomato sauce, caramelized onions, garlic and sometimes celery. Other additions include any of the following: green beans (the flat Italian ones are my favorite), brussels sprouts, peas, corn, lima beans, pimentoes or sauteed red sweet peppers. I have even put in a handful of barley upon occasion. It tastes wonderful, and is a great thickening agent.
If I want cabbage, I have to cook it separately, as HB hates it. I've never tasted parsnips or rutabagas...but there's always tomorrow for that!
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:42 AM   #8
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Much like Constance, whatever I have about the place. I do like to add bay leaf, and if I have them a shallot or leek. For me stew is just not complete if it doesn't come with fluffy homemade dumplings on top!
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I use sirloin tips,carrots,red potatoes(baby),onions,celery...
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Beef,
Beef broth,
carrots,
celery,
Turnips,
more carrots ( they are my favorite part)
corn
mushrooms,
tomatoes
sometimes, if I have any left over veggies I'll toss them in...doesn't matter what.
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