It shall be this one's duty to offer recipes and menus. These will be easy to follow, and tested to be good enough that a slave would allow his Master to serve it to Master's Guests and reflect only the best of his Master.
For far worse than Master's anger is Master's disappointment.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Boy Friend Maker Stew
stew is one of the oldest cooking methods we can find descriptions
of. There is some evidence of practices going back 8,000 years or
was developed for the toughest cuts of meat. “Better” or “leaner”
cuts may become too dry if cooked this way. Save those for roasting
thicker than soups and can often be served on beds of rice or
noodles. Here in slave's Boy Friend Maker Stew, we have
dumplings made right in the pot.
this cooks for 10 hours and develops several layers of flavors so
plan on this as a special treat for a cold and blustery day!
lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground black pepper
cans of Campbell's condensed beef broth
tbs Worcestershire sauce
Tbs. balsamic vinegar
oz. sliced mushrooms.
cloves garlic, minced
small yellow potatoes, quartered
package baby carrots
stalks celery, chopped
bay leaves (some add frozen peas in last hour of cooking)
your cutting the night before. This
take 10 hours in the cooker so it will have to go on early. Plan
up the cut onion, celery, garlic, etc. well and put in the
refrigerator overnight. You don't want to try wielding that sharp
knife before your first cup of coffee!
flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in
a large bowl. Add the beef cubes and stir until the meat is all
a medium heat, Sauté coated
beef in 1-2 tablespoons olive oil until browned, approx. 2
Transfer to pot. BTW
save the bowl with flour left in it.
a medium bowl, mix 1 cup of beef broth with the 2 Tbs. Worcestershire
sauce. Pour the rest of the broth into that large bowl with the flour
left in it. Whisk well.
out the timer! Set it for 3 minutes.
chopped onion to skillet: cover
to heat and soften for 3 minutes.
reset the timer and stir for another 3 minutes.
the carrots and celery, cover for 3 minutes. Again,
reset the timer.
add the garlic and stir for one last 3 minutes.
process builds the layers of taste for your fantastic stew.
the flour mixture another whisk – it will have settled.
the bowl with broth & Worcestershire into the skillet to de-glaze
any bits of meat or vegetables then pour over beef and onions in
again and add half of the beef broth-flour mixture to the cooker.
(pitch the rest).
the bay leaves on top.
and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours.
you will have plenty of time to get the rest prepared.
an hour to go on the time.
and dice the potatoes. Wash and slice the mushrooms. Get out the
the bay leaves and add the new vegetables to the cooker along with:
tbs. each of balsamic
vinegar & Worcestershire
sauce with 1 tbs.
of cornstarch and stir into the stew.
and raise the heat to HIGH!
mix up the dumplings!
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
teaspoon dried sage leaves, crushed
small bowl, mix Bisquick mix, ½ teaspoon thyme and the sage. Stir in
milk just until the
mix is moistened.
dough by spoonfuls onto
rather than directly into the liquid. The dumplings will steam rather
than settle into the liquid and become soggy. Be sure the stew is
so the dumplings will start to cook from the steam right away.
to 35 minutes
or until toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean.
kitchen is going to smell wonderful all day. What a great way to keep
your special people warm! Heat some crusty bread in the oven to
some save time by not browning
the meat first, this is a personal preference. You may want to skip
this if you are hurrying off to work. Some add an envelope of beef
gravy mix or prepared stew mix flavoring. It is NOT
necessary and adds
too much sodium for our table.
Some add a tbs of “Kitchen Bouquet” to darken the gravy and add a
beef flavor, again not necessary
as your slow cooker has insured a fantastic beef taste. Save these
“flavor helpers” for when you need it.
this helps you serve your family with the joy that I serve Master
satisfy and restore.
nourish, support and maintain.
gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
nurture, assist, and sustain
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Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White