Doodle Bug (minikin) wrote,
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Another recipe that's gone missing, so I'm putting it here for safe-keeping.

Serving Size : 6
Categories : Beef Casseroles

AmountMeasureIngredient -- Preparation Method
2tablespoonsvegetable oil
1 1/2poundsbeef for stew, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
4mediumcarrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
2mediumonions, each cut into 6 wedges
2clovesgarlic, crushed with garlic press
128 oz. canplum tomatoes
113 3/4 oz. canbeef broth
1cupdry red wine
33"x1"inchorange peel
1 bay leaf

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot vegetable oil, cook beef chunks, half at a time, until browned; remove to bowl. In same Dutch oven in 1 more tablespoon hot vegetable oil, cook carrots and onions until browned. Add garlic, cook 1 minute, stirring. Return meat to Dutch oven; add tomatoes with their liquid, beef broth, red wine, orange peel, bay leaf, and salt. Over high heat, heat to boiling stirring with spoon to break up tomatoes. If you like, transfer mixture to deep 5-quart casserole; cover and bake 45 to 60 minutes longer until beef and barley are tender. Discard bay leaf.

Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Update: because the veggies are in largish chunks, and I didn't have to cut the carrots (used baby carrots) or meat (used stew meat) at all, this went together pretty quickly. Major delay because weird cork screw pulled itself apart (I was operating it normally), and minor puzzle over when to put the barley in! All of the net publications of this recipe left that bit out, and had the same misspelling (that I corrected, so there).

I added the barley before bringing the stew to a boil, as per a different barley stew recipe on the side of the barley box.

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