Skip to main content

Homemade Beef Stew + Biscuits

Friday is here, friends and the first day of fall is just a week away, September 22 to be exact, which also happens to be my birthday (yay!). Even though this week has been a bit of a heat wave, I had all of the fixings to make beef stew and its the perfect dish to cook on a Friday and freeze for a later time. But tonight we snuggled up, went through our DVR and enjoyed some tasty stew and biscuits. Its a simple and easy recipe and can be tweaked to everyone's liking. Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients: 
2 pounds of beef chuck (cubed) 
2-3 white potatoes, diced
3 cups of butternut squash, cubed 
1 large onion, diced 
1 cup of white mushrooms, sliced 
2 whole carrots, diced 
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 
2-3 cups of chicken stock 
1/2 cup of flour 
1 16 oz can of tomato sauce 
salt + pepper
garlic powder 
fresh parsley 

Directions: 
Heat a cast iron pot with 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, let heat. Chop and dice all of your vegetables and saute until soft for about 10 minutes. Add your chicken stock and let simmer for about another 15 minutes. While your vegetables cook, heat a pan on medium heat with 1 tbsp of oil. Take your flour and season with salt and pepper. Dredge your beef in the flour mixture until coated and shake off any excess flour. Brown your beef for about 3 minutes on each side. Once all of the meat is browned, add to your vegetables and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add your can of tomato sauce, cover and simmer for about 35 minutes until veggies are soft and meat is fork tender. Serve with warm biscuits for dipping!

 Prep by chopping up all of your veggies. 


 Saute your veggies until soft then add your chicken stock, salt and pepper, cover and simmer.

 Brown your beef for 3 minutes on both sides until golden brown but not fully cooked through (the beef will fully cook in the broth).


This dish is a household favorite and is the perfect hearty meal on a chilly night. You can also prepare this in your slow cooker exactly the same way and cook on high for about 4-5 hours. We love freezing leftovers (they taste even better later on) and pulling out portions as we go. What types of recipes do you all prepare and freeze that warm up just as good? I'd love for you to share in the comments. Until next time, Happy Weekend W+A followers!



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Air Fryer Wings + Bacon Brussel Sprouts

We love using the air fryer for "frying" up some of our favorite dishes. From chicken parmesan to veggie fries and most recently bagels and empanadas, the options are endless. So we decided to try out wings this time around. It was the perfect meal for some Sunday football enjoyment. We also roasted up some crispy brussel sprouts with bacon and a cranberry balsamic drizzle for a complete meal. Here's everything you'll need for this dish: 


Ingredients (for wings) 1 lb of chicken wings or drumsticks  1 c of nonfat greek yogurt  3 tbsp of paprika  1 tbsp of oregano  1 tsp salt  1 tsp pepper  Juice of 1/2 a lemon  1 c of Kentucky Kernel seasoned flour  1 c of hot wing sauce (Frank's or your favorite hot sauce)
Directions Mix together yogurt and lemon juice with all seasonings and spoon into a ziplock bag. Add chicken and let marinate for at least 4 hours. In a flat plate evenly spread out your seasoned flour and dredge your wings in both sides. Make sure to preheat your air frye…

Almond Poppy Seed + Lemon Loaf

Happy Spring? Yes,  the question mark is needed since we had snow on Long Island today and its April second! I'd say about six inches total, but we were happy to see the sun appear and melt some of it away. We started on some yard work this week and were getting the itch to start doing some planting, but luckily we held out for now. Snow days are always the best days to test out a new recipe and typically we like to try our hands at baking on these chilly days. We just received some of Kodiak Cake's new Almond Poppy Seed Power Cakes Flapjack + Waffle mix. We decided to use this delicious mix for some baking and the results turned out absolutely delicious. Here's everything you will need: 


Ingredients 3 cups of Kodiak Mix  1/2 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract  1 tsp of baking powder  3 eggs, beaten  4 tbsp of unsalted butter, softened  1/3 cup of brown sugar  3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk  3 tbsp of lemon zest  1/8 cup of lemon juice 
Ingredients (glaze) 1/2…

Slow Cooker Honey Parmesan Pork Roast

We made it to hump day! As I currently sip my coffee this morning, I have a batch of banana coconut chocolate chip energy bites (recipe to come) for a little after dinner or post gym snack baking in the oven. We had a pork loin in the fridge big enough to feed a small country so we decided to cut it and make three separate meals for the week. I typically roast my pork in the oven Cuban style and add some roasted potatoes, but I figured I could set it and forget it with this easy and DELICIOUS recipe below. I'm not embarrassed to admit that John and I pretty much polished off almost the entire pork loin. Here is everything you'll need to make slow cooker honey Parmesan pork roast: 


Ingredients 3 to 4 lbs of pork loin roast 2 tbsp dried oregano 2 tbsp dried basil 1/2 tsp black pepper 3/4 tsp salt 2 tbsp garlic, minced 1/2 c honey 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 c soy sauce 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions Place pork loin in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine the dried oregano, dried basil…