Dill Flavored Beef Stew And Shredded Carrot Gravy
First of all, let me apologize for our site being changed around so much lately. Husband is trying out new things because of the problems last week and if you think you’re going nuts every time you visit with us, you should try living with him!!! We still have not gotten things back to normal, as if that could ever happen in this household, but God love him as he is trying to make things better.
This recipe is a version of one I found in a book called Medley of Meats from the 1970’s and as a carrot lover I just had to try it my way! I also loved the idea of adding the dill for a nice flavor with the beef. The recipe sounds like it might have been derived from a German dish as it also calls for vinegar and by putting the onions in right from the get-go, the flavor of the meat and the gravy was superb………
- Flour for dredging meat
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 teas dill weed, divided
- 3-4 lb. sirloin roast, cut into 1-inch chunks (chuck stew meat may be used instead)
- Vegetable oil for browning
- 1 large sweet onion sliced
- 4 tbsp vinegar
- 1 cup medium shredded carrots plus 4 carrots peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces
- Season the flour with desired amount of salt, pepper and the 1-1/2 teaspoon of dill weed; dredge pieces of meat.
- Heat enough oil in bottom of a Dutch oven and brown pieces of meat on all sides (more oil may be needed).
- Add sliced onions, remaining dill weed, vinegar, shredded carrots and enough water just to cover (more water may be necessary as stew cooks).
- Cover and simmer slowly for about 2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
- Add the sliced carrots and continue to simmer until carrots are tender, about another hour.
- If gravy is not thick enough, make a smooth paste of flour and enough water to make it pourable and slowly stir ample amount into the stew to make gravy to desired consistency, stirring constantly.
- Note: If using chuck stew meat instead, extra cooking time may be needed.
Well, I’m off to make my lasagna in my new/old lasagna pan to serve with our company tomorrow………….Enjoy and have a nice weekend if I don’t get back!
P.S. tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby and also Cinco de Mayo so have a nice Mint Julep Iced Tea during the big race and enjoy some Mexican food for dinner like my friend Bonnie’s Hamburger Skillet Pie With Jalapeno Corn Bread Topping, I think you’ll agree, it sounds perfect for the day……….