"I experimented with the ingredients that I had in an attempt to make a stew that resembled the lamb and plum stew from 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins. The stew in the book used lamb, but I opted to use beef since it's easier to find. It's rich, warms your belly, and super easy to make if you've got time to let it simmer. I like to serve it with a loaf of French bread, but goes well with mashed potatoes as well." — grayartist
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yellow onion, cut into large chunks
bacon, cut into small pieces
dried plums, quartered
1 (14.5 ounce) can
stewed, diced tomatoes
cubed beef stew meat
1 1/2 teaspoons
salt and ground black pepper to taste
The odds are ever in your favor that you're going to LOVE this full-flavored, absolutely delicious stew.
Liked it! The meat was super-tender and loved the heartiness of the mushrooms and tomatoes. Now to take care of that extra wine! :)
This is very tasty. I didn't make the recipe, but sampled someone else's preparation of it. The cloves are the dominant spice, so if you don't like them, you'll want to scale down the amount.
This stew was OK. I wanted to try something different, and it is that. I added carrots and parsnips as well because I had them on hand. Since the wine is really the only liquid I found it too fruity. My husband (think lumber jack farmer) wasn't really sold on it either. It wasn't "beefy" enough for him. Glad to give it a try though! I just probably won't make it again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beef and Plum Stew (Inspired by the Hunger Games)
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 123
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