So you know how I just learned to like beets? Well I was inspired by The Local Cook's Winter Borscht as I made my way through the Two for Tuesday posts - I am inspired by so many of the recipes - I wish I could make more. Her recipe sounds so amazing.
I had a couple
So I decided to make a stew. I heart stew! Stew is my go to winter meal. I had purchased some golden beets (I think that is what they were called) these babies are beautiful and sneaky. They cook up white - so no one knew they were eating beets!! Bwahahaha evil momma! Oh,and I added a half of a turnip - just for fun because I promised I would try turnips this week. The great thing was both veggies cook up white so no one knew if they were eating a potato or not. I did get a complaint of "too many potatoes" LOL!
Beef Stew with Beets1 1lb grass fed stew meat, browned in lard
1/2 large onion diced - cooked with meat
2 cloves garlic mashed
3-4 carrots sliced
4 golden beets, cleaned, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 turnip peeled and cut into chunks
2 large potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
2 celery stalks sliced
2 cups broth - beef would be best, I only had chicken and it worked
1 cup apple juice or cidar
1 cup tomato juice (optional) (you could use a can of diced tomatoes also)
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp rosemary
Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown meat in dutch oven along with onion, add garlic and stir for a minute or so. Add rest of ingredients cover and put in a 275 degree oven for 3 to 3.5 hours - low and slow. Resist the urge to check on it - put it in and walk away.
I don't know if I would use the turnip again - too much white, and I don't know if I could fool my kids with regular beets so this is a special - if I can find them - meal that is delicious with golden beets!
It would be great served with noodles or mashed potatoes - I didn't because my husband got into the dish before I got home and everyone was eating it when I got there.
I did get a complaint that it was too sweet - I used apple cider, I will just use juice next time.
I am linking this to Simple Lives Thursday @ A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa (A blog hop!)
and Food Renegade's Fight Back Friday!
And my favorite class - yea! Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday!
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