Saturday, April 28, 2012

Farm work day recipe.

When  folks come to help out on a scheduled work day here at the home place we like to feed them! As many of you know I follow a Primal lifestyle and have dropped over 200 lbs doing so. So here is one of my favorite Easy, crowd pleasing, guilt free recipes for a work day or any large gathering. (serves 10-12)
Most of my recipe's are geared for a dutch ovens hung over a fire pit but can easily be adapted for stovetop or the oven.
Beef Burgundy
6lb stew beef or Ox tails (Grass fed and Finished if possible)
3 lg onions roughly chopped
3 cloves Fresh garlic Minced
4lb crimini or button mushrooms. (small ones may be left whole, cut larger ones in half or quarters)
1/4 C. Organic, no soy, Steak sauce
1/4 C. Brown Sugar (may be omitted)
2T pepper
1t. dry mustard
2C water
1 750ml bottle GOOD red wide. (if you wouldn't drink it DON"T cook with it!)
1/2 C. Almond or Yucca flour.

Place a heavy stock pot or dutch oven over the heat source and while it is heating dust the meat with the flour.
add to your pot in batches and brown the meat. You aren't cooking it through, just browning the outside of each piece.
Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
Put everything except the mushrooms into the pot and bring to a slow simmer. Add in the beef, cover and let cook for 2-2 1/2 hours. Add in the mushrooms and simmer an additional 2 hours. remove from heat and let sit covered 20 minutes, Serve.

I serve this over Cauliflower when it is in season or Sun Chokes. Potatoes work really well for those of you not following a Primal lifestyle.

A nice Spinach or mixed green salad with a good Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar dressing is a great side for this dish.

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