I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Veal Stew Pie

Meaty stew under a golden pie crust is Comfort Food 101.

(See note at the end of this post on how to clean a burnt pot. Yes, it happens to the best of us 🤷🏼‍♀️)

Pie dough for an 8" pie (store bought or homemade)
2 tbsps olive oil
1 lb veal cut in 1 1/2" cubes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 medium onions, quartered
3 tsps minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsps flour
1 1/4 cups water
1 tbsp dry onion soup mix
2 tsps worcestershire sauce
2 tsps red balsamic vinegar
1 cup beef broth
3 carrots, cut in 1/2" slices
1 tsp dry thyme
1/2 tsp savory or sage
fresh chopped parsley
1 or 2 potatoes cut in chunks (I planned on serving this stew with Colcannon Mashed Potatoes for St Patrick's Day so didn't add them this time)

Pat the veal cubes dry with a paper towel and add salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet to high. Brown the meat well, you might have to do it in batches, then remove to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add the onions, cooking for 3 minutes. Add the garlic in the last minute. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
Whisk in the beef broth to deglaze the pan then add the water, onion soup mix, worcestershire sauce and balsamic. Return the meat to the skillet along with any juices from the plate.

Add carrots, (potatoes if using them), thyme and savory or sage. Add enough water just to cover everything. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently for 2 hours. After 2 hours remove the cover and simmer for 30 minutes to thicken (keep watch that it doesn't burn!) Check to see if you want to add more salt or pepper then stir in the parsley.

Your stew is good to go but if making it into a pie, roll out the pie dough on a floured surface then place in the bottom of an 8" pie plate. Fill with stew and and cover with top crust, wet and pinch edges to seal. 

Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes.
Link to Colcannon Potatoes:
Note: Keep an eye on your simmering pot or you just might have to start all over again. 😖
This trick of boiling water with a fabric softener sheet can loosen the burnt mess and save your pot. Let it soak for about 1 hour. A scrape with a razor blade and a little elbow grease and its good as new!
You know the old saying "a watched pot never boils"? But if you turn your back on it for 1 second...⬇️

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