Monday, October 25, 2010

Grandma Branham's Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Note: This is exactly how she wrote it down - you know how Grandma's are - No exact measurements! You have to taste it and see what you think!

Taking Stew meat - chop it into tiny chunks and fry with 1 Onion and 1 Green Bell Pepper in a small amount of Olive oil.

After its browned add:

1 qt. canned tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
6 or 7 potatoes peeled and cubed
3 or 4 stalks of celery, plus the leaves, chopped
1 can of green beans drained
Gobs of carrots
1 cup frozen corn
2 teas crushed basil (she loved basil)
salt and pepper
Bring to a Boil and then Simmer for 2 hours.

She always served it with cornbread! YUMMY!

Dara's Notes

After making this today - I wanted to add a few pictures of the yummy stew and note a few changes.  I didn't put in the bel pepper.  I only added 2 Large red potatoes as apposed to the 6-7 Grandma suggested.  Her pot was obviously bigger than mine!  As well, I had to add some beef broth to this.  Her tomatoes were always fresh home grown canned tomatoes and I used Organic stewed tomatoes from the store.  Their consistency was thicker than what hers was - so therefore I needed more broth!

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