SuperBowl-Super Stew! Made by Super Hubby!

OK, it’s Super Bowl Sunday and that means Chili in our house, right?  Well, not tonight.  Hubby found a Beef Stew recipe on the Food Network site yesterday.  He has been craving a good stew for a couple of weeks now and so, why not.  We can make Chili some other night.  And what is even better – he made dinner for us.

Today was filled with a morning basketball game for our little man, basketball practice for darling daughter, a little bit of shopping a visit to Grandma T., and then hubby dropped off our daughter at the Boys Varsity Basketball game at a rival school while the little man and I went to visit Grandma G.  And when I finally made it back home, dinner was being prepared.  When it was already, I hear” Do you want to get a picture of this for your blog?”  Well, sure I do!  My wonderful husband can make dinner anytime for me and I will blog away…  Wouldn’t you?

So, the Super Beef Stew was very tasty!  The basic recipe was Paula Deen’s, but hubby added a beef bouillon cube to the mix and about 3 russet potatoes (diced). 

Old Fashion Beef Stew


2 pounds stew beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 beef bouillon cube
Dash ground allspice or ground cloves
3 large russet potatoes, diced  (our addition)
3 large carrots, sliced
3 ribs celery, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch


Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, Bullion and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove. Add carrots, potatoes and celery. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly.

Almost done!

Oh, by the way… I left my heart in San Francisco –  and maybe the team is still there too and not at the Super Dome.  Come on Redskins!  Let’s get back in the game.

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