Woke up today and the weather was gloomy, overcast, thunder and rain. What a perfect day for a slow cooked beef and bean stew! This is something that you can put on in the early afternoon and check on periodically while you do other things around the house. I love a stew every once in a while, especially on days like this.
After a wonderful weekend of exploring the French Quarter Festival, it was great to have a gloomy day at home relaxing. The Hubby fell in the shower last night, and we think he may have bruised a few ribs, so no heavy work for him for a few days. I always say that a good beef stew loaded with garlic and spices will cure any ailment…so hopefully this will aid in his recovery.
- 1 1/2 cups Pinto Beans
- 1 1/2 cups Kidney Beans (dried)
- 4 oz red wine
- 1/2 tbsp Spices, Mustard Powder
- 2 tbsp Ground Cumin
- 1/2 tbsp Spices, Celery Seeds
- 2 tbsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Parsley Flakes
- 1/2 cup Pepper Stir-Fry
- 3 cloves Garlic, Raw
- 3 1/2 lb Beef, Bottom Round
- 6 cups Purified Drinking Water
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Score roast approx 1/8 inch deep on both sides, coat with the mix of dry spices. Depending on your favorite flavors coat with a mix that suits your fancy.
Heat on high 2 tbsp oil in a large soup pot, sear both sides of the roast for about 5 min per side, starting with the fat side down.
Remove roast and deglaze pot with red wine. Add stir fry pepper mix and garlic to red wine and reduce by half.
Cut roast in to quarters and place back in the pot, add soaked beans and water to cover the meat and beans. Bring to a rapid boil. After it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low-medium and slow simmer for about 2 hours. Taste the broth at this point and season to preference with non sodium seasonings.
When meat starts to become fork tender remove from pot and shred with fork. Return the meat to pot and continue to simmer for about 1-2 more hours.
- Total Fat 16.78g
- Saturated Fat 0.03g
- Cholesterol 189mg
- Sodium 56.85mg
- Total Carbohydrate 36.68g
- Dietary Fiber 22.39g
- Sugars 2.62g
- Protein 75.43g