I've tried lots of new recipes lately without much success. Finally a winner....last night's Serbian Beef w/Veggies turned out great. Hubby loved it and suggested it for future potlucks. Picky teens loved it and even went back for seconds. Great option for ground beef with a tasty, unique flavor!
I followed the recipe fairly closely, only omitting the cream since others said it mattered little and we don't usually add those extras anyway. I did dice up the celery really small so it would be more akin to the diced peppers & onions. Since I didn't have green pepper, I used 1/2 red and 1/2 yellow which was actually nice since the celery already contributed a green color. I also added minced garlic to the sauteed veggies, onion salt & garlic powder to the browning beef. The other spices I used as suggested except probably only about half the crushed red pepper (and the dish was spicy enough). I dissolved the boullion in the water before adding to the mix to make sure it wasn't still lumpy. I doubled the wine to make sure there'd be enough broth to keep the dish moist and cook the potatoes.
As for the potatoes, I sliced 6 medium size red potatoes, with skin on, for the the top and bottom layers (1/2 each). I also peeled and cubed 2 medium size yams which I added to the beef & veggie mixtures. However, I sauteed/steamed them with the carrots for a bit before adding them since to make they'd be cooked enough. Baked 50 mins w/cover, 10 mins without. Delicious!
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