Recipe by Christine M. Cook
"Simply throw it all together, cover, and walk away. Return to a rich, hearty, dark stew. Serve with heavy, rustic breads and strong cheeses, such as smoked Cheddar, baked Brie, or Roquefort."
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beef stew meat
1 1/2 cups
chopped fresh tarragon
This was the best stew I have ever made. I omitted the water and after browning the meat I put everything into a crockpot and let it simmer on low for the day - just before serving I thickened the sauce. Thanks to Christine for sharing!
Ditto the other comments!!! Waaaay too much liquids,, yielding waaay too much broth. But great flavor! I would improve by cutting out the water altogether and cutting back on a cup of the chicken broth. I added peas as another reviewer recommended. My husband thought it was very tasty, albeit too much broth.
Too much liquid for ingred., but added some veggies & pasta & thickened the broth & it was very tasty.
Smells FANTASTIC cooking and tasted amazing! I didn't read the reviews before started this cooking - but I allowed it to cook the entire time with the lid off - and I added 3/4 cup brown rice for the last half hour and it was perfect consistency! Another note, I didn't have any honey because I'd used it all for a loaf a bread I was cooking at the same time (doh!) so I just used 2 tsp of sugar. It was a bit sweet - and next time I do this, I'll use only 1 tsp. I'll also half the water and use only 6c of broth.
Oh the flavors and the aroma while cooking was wonderful! I loved the unique flavor to this stew.
I, too, reduced the liquids to fit in my stockpot but the taste was still great. I thickened the broth with cornstarch for gravy. Tonight I will reheat the stew and add some baby peas and mushrooms for a little variety. Thanks Christine!
Great flavor, different. Agree with other reviewers that this has too much liquid, however. Cooked in cast iron pot over low heat for several hours and house smelled wonderful! Will reduce liquid next time and probably add more meat. Very good second day.
This is the best throw-it-together beef stew. This is consistently great with so little effort. Like others, I omitted all the liquid except for the vermouth. Used dry vermouth. Used only the honey to sweeten.
I had the pleasure of preparing this with Elk meat which is higly recommended, but nonetheless, the results were superb! As per reccommendation, I ommitted the mass amounts of water and as I do with all soup recipes I substituted a portion of the broth for an herbal tea as to reduce salt and add some other nutrients - turned out delish!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tarragon Beef Stew with Vermouth
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 450
** Calories from Fat: 182
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