Ep. 027 Beef Stew
On Today's Menu: Beef StewThyme after Thyme the ladies are back with another episode as Jen makes a Beef Mustard Beef stew. Yvonne shares a "Thymely" home remedy for respiratory illness, The ladies talk about making the perfect espresso, and how having stew on a winter day is the perfect "Thyme-ing". Beef Stew Ingredients- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley- 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed- 1 ½ pound boneless beef chuck, cut in 1-to 1-1/2-inch pieces -2 tablespoon olive oil- 1 8-10 ounce pearl onions, peeled, or 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in wedges- 4 carrots, peeled, cut in 1-inch pieces- 8 tiny Yukon Gold potatoes, halved- 3 tablespoon tomato paste- 2 tablespoon spicy brown mustard- 1 14 ounce can beef broth- 1 12 ounce bottle dark porter beer or non-alcholic beer- 1 bay leafCooking Instrucitons:1. Cut beef and vegetables in to equal size cubes2. In large bowl combine flour, parsley, thyme, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 3. Add beef, a few pieces at a time; stir to coat. Reserve leftover flour mixture.4. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef. Stir in onions, carrots, and potatoes. Cook and stir 3 minutes. 5. Stir in tomato paste, mustard, and remaining flour mixture. 6. Add small amount of the beer and deglaze the pan. 7. Add remaining beer, broth, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. 8. Cover and simmer 1 to 1-1/4 hours until beef is tender. 9. Remove and discard bay leaf. 10.Serve with crusty bread. Makes 6 (1-1/2-cup) servings.Thyme Honey Recipe Ingredients:- 1/2 Cup Fresh, or 1/4 cup dried Thyme- 8 Ounces Raw Honey Cooking Instructions:1. Put Honey in a saucepan and very gently heat2. Add thyme and stir for about 10 minutes.3. Pour your heated Thyme Honey into a clean canning jar, and pit on the lid. 4. Let sit in a warm place(a window sill for example) for 2 to 3 weeks. 5. After the 2- 3 weeks, scoop out contents back into a saucepan, reheat till honey becomes liquid.6. Pour honey through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean jar. 7. Store in a cool dark cabinet.How to use: For coughs and colds, put 1 teaspoon of thyme honey into 1 cup of hot water and stir. Add some fresh lemon if desired.