Beef stew or any other stews is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, onions, beans, peppers and tomatoes) or meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef. Poultry, sausages, and seafood are also used. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), allowing flavours to mingle.
We are looking at Classic Homemade Beef Stew today;
This is one of the best stews to chill at home. It works fine during harmattan or the winter. Besides, it is super-easy to make. This classic homemade beef stew by will definitely remind you of the one you grew up with. It’s a nutrient-rich and simple to prepare a clean eating dish. Jam-packed and loaded with fresh, real ingredients that are delicious and you can feel good about feeding it to your family and yourself. It’s a combination of tomato puree, veggies and beef are what it takes. All that can be served as toppings to simple-made mashed potatoes.
Stewed tomatoes make a good substitute in any dish calling for tomatoes unless the dish won’t work well with the added flavours of green peppers and seasonings. Otherwise, use them in dishes such as beef stew, chilli, tomato sauce or meatloaf. Add onions, green peppers, mushroom and garlic to stewed tomatoes and use the mixture spread over rice, black-eyed peas, spinach, green beans or baked potatoes.
Health Benefits of Stews
- Helps put weight in check during seasons of less activity.
- Characterized by an ability to boost the body’s immune system.
- Stewed foods are more nutrient dense.
- Improved flavour when preserved.
- The warm fluid content of a stew keeps the blood pressure in check.
- Ensures long-lasting satiation. Hence reduces possible hunger pangs.