Wednesdays Unplugged – Favorite Cider Stew

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"To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle that any human being can fight – and never stop fighting." ~ e.e. cummings

 

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

  2016-03-09

This was our daughter-in-law's birthday week and she chose her old standby for her birthday meal… cider stew and Scandinavian Almond Bars for her 'cake'. When I pulled up the cider stew recipe I realized I first published it in 2008… hard to believe that was eight years ago! I figured it was time to republish it since it is such a favorite… as well as the throw-back photo of our two grandsons from that post, they were eight years younger back then! Papa John picked up some cool craft sodas he shared this week. Our granddaughter loves cucumbers… yes, there is a soda for that!

FAVORITE CIDER STEW

  • Cider stew3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cups fresh pressed apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water (OMIT if using crockpot)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (only 1 tablespoon if using a crockpot)
  • 4 carrots, cut up
  • 3 potatoes, cut up
  • 2 onions, sliced or quartered
  • 1 tart apple, chopped

STOVETOP

Combine flour, salt, pepper and thyme; toss with meat to coat. In Duth oven brown m eat in hot oil. Stir in cider, water and vinegar; cook and stir to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Add vegetables and apple. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 30-60 minutes.

CROCKPOT

Combine flour, salt, pepper, and thyme; toss with meat to coat. In large skillet brown meat in hot oil. Place chopped vegetables in the crockpot. Add apple and meat. Combine cider and only 1 tablespoon of vinegar; do NOT add water; pour over meat and vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours.

Turn cooker to high setting. Blend 1/2 cup cold water with 1/4 cup flour and stir into stew. Cover and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email - Minneapolis Realtor Who Cooks

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