Two Great Beef Stew Recipes

by jerseygirl on February 6, 2014 · 4 comments

beef stewsI participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Certified Angus Beef® brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

It’s been a rough winter this year. I am not sure my children have had a whole school week without a delayed opening or days off due to the weather. We’ve been getting killed with snow, ice and cold weather. When this happens I like to stay indoors and cook some comfort food. Soups and stews are my favorite picks. There is nothing better than a warm meal on a snowy night.

I was thrilled when I was asked to try two beef stew recipes using the Certified Angus Beef® brand which will be featured on Recipe Rehab. This premium beef brand has been supporting local farmers and ranchers across the country for over 35 years. This beef is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select grade and has met 10 additional standards for premium quality, including abundant marbling. It is an exceptional beef to be included in a healthy, balanced diet. While I love cooking comfort food for my family, I also want to make sure it is healthy.

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The two recipes I made are Beef Stew with Barley and Hearty Beef Stew. Both these recipes will be featured on Recipe Rehab on Saturday, February 15th. I was sent two kits with recipe cards and beef for both.  All I had to do was look at the meat to see what high quality it was. The beef needed in both recipes is sirloin tips which is a very lean cut of meat.  Both recipes contained several veggies and were filled with healthy ingredients. These are definitely my kind of recipes.

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I loved both stews but after consulting with my family, we agreed that the Beef Stew with Barley was number one in our book. I would definitely make both again with the Certified Angus Beef® brand but we loved the texture that the barley, mushrooms and spinach gave the one stew. It was very hearty and filling on a cold night.

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Here is a photo of the Hearty Beef Stew  also.  I loved that it is served over cauliflower. All the veggies and white wine gave the dish lots of flavor.

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Watch Recipe Rehab on CBS on February 15th to see what recipe they pick as the winner. Check your local listings for exact times in your area. I will be watching and cheering on the Beef Stew with Barley recipe.

Which do you think would be your family’s favorite?

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