Beef and Mushroom Braised Stew is a rich and flavorful beef stew dish that I enjoy eating with mashed potato. Sometimes, I also eat the leftovers for breakfast with a freshly made hash brown casserole. You should find this recipe easy; it is intended for beginners or for those who do not have much cooking […]
Beef Tripe tastes great when cooked properly and mixed with the right ingredients. This Easy Callos Recipe is a good example, aside from Kare-kare. I like this recipe because it is straightforward and makes use of ingredients that we can easily find in the supermarket. I started out by cleaning the beef tripe. I did […]
I love kare-kare and pochero. I like the ox tripe in kare-kare and I thought that it is be a good match with beef especially when cooked pochero style. I wanted the tripe and beef simmered until both gets really tender. That is something like this pochero dish that I made for you; the tripe […]
One of the best beef sandwiches that I had was Crock Pot Beef Stew Sandwich. It is simply a delicious sandwich made from slow cooked beef stew and topped with cheese. I think that it goes well with the Hoagie Roll – I just added a pepperoncini on top for that extra sour flavor with […]
Papis is a simple beef stew dish that makes use of beef and a can of pork and beans. The beef is sautéed with garlic and onions and then simmered until tender. The can of pork and beans is added at the end to add some texture and flavor to the dish. I would say […]
Pork Kaldereta is a Filipino tomato based stew dish. It is composed of cubed pork ham or belly, potato, carrots, tomato sauce, liver spread and other vegetables. Beef kaldereta is the more popular version, but this dish is also as good as it. The secret in preparing a good pork kaldereta is all in the […]
Using a slow cooker in preparing dishes makes your task easier. It might take a while though, but the result is worth the anticipation. Take this slow cooker beef stew as an example. I was able to make an awesome comfort food in a few easy steps. The cooking time might be long, but the […]
Beef Stews are made by simmering beef in liquid until it becomes tender. This process makes the beef tender while releasing all its natural flavor. The liquid can be water, beef stock or broth, or even wine. This recipe makes use of beef broth, which is readily available in any grocery store.
The temperature here in Chicago dropped drastically over the past weeks. Snow turned into ice, while the wind continues to whistle its frigid tunes. They wouldn’t have called it the windy city for nothing.
While I’m lazily slouching at the couch watching my favorite Food Network shows (Iron Chef America good, but I find Chopped to be more entertaining), I thought of making some beef stew to make myself warm. I’m not sure if I have all the ingredients and I don’t plan to drive on ice. This is the time when online grocery shopping and delivery services such as Peapod come-in handy.
I needed some beef parts such as brisket or sirloin, some onions, tomatoes, a little dried thyme, and I also need to move my lazy bones. Good thing I still all of the needed ingredients in my inventory like a pound of beef brisket, a can of diced tomatoes, some onions, and dried thyme (except moving my lazy bones). I did not need to order groceries online at that point.
Braising is a method wherein meat such as beef is simmered with enough liquid or moisture for a long time. This cooking technique does not only make the meat tender, it also lets the meat release its maximum flavor.
Braised Beef is a very tasty dish that requires minimum effort. For those of you who are just starting to learn how to cook, this is one of the ideal recipes that I can recommend. All you need are the ingredients and some extra time and patience. I’m sure that your family and friends will be impressed with what you’ll be serving them.
So, when your friends say “This dish was really awesome, we have no idea that you can cook”. Tell them “Me neither, I was surprised too. All I did was to imagine that I am a good cook. That book I read about self development and positive thinking really works!” Then give them a wink.
Try this Braised Beef recipe and let me know what you think.
Beef Mechado is a type of stew with tomato sauce. This dish is somewhat similar to other Filipino dishes such as the Kaldereta (caldereta), Estofada (or Estofado), and as well as the Afritada because of the base ingredient used (which is tomato sauce). If we look closely, there are differences (aside from the name 🙂 )such as the manner of cooking or preparation and ingredients used.
I enjoy eating tomato based dishes especially if beef is used. However, the time needed to tenderize the meat tests my patience. Good thing I was able to buy a reliable pressure cooker to solve my problem. I acknowledge the fact that slow cooked meals are still the best but sometimes we need to improvise our cooking methods to suit our busy world.
Try this Beef Mechado Recipe.