Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hearty Beef Stew

2 lbs cubed beef
1/4 cup raw apple cider
2T lard
1 onion chopped
1/2 t ground mustard
Cook in pan until meat is cooked through over medium low heat, adding vinegar during the last 3 to 5 minutes.

In soup pot, add:
1 quart of vegetable broth or water
1 quart of beef broth
3 sliced carrots
3 to 4 stalks sliced celery
6 medium potatoes, cut up into bite-sized pieces (skin off or on)
freshly ground black pepper
dash of cayenne
2 bay leaves
1/2 t basil, oregano, and thyme
1 t paprika
2t minced garlic
salt to taste
Bring to a boil and add meat mixture.
Lower heat, cover and let simmer about 1-2 hours.

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