Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Because You Need This....

Before I tell you what's in this, here's a fact
I come from a bit of a Doomsday Preppers background
Mr. Doozie rolls that way too.

We may or may not have had a big talk about "go bags" before I made this. 
Plus when your neighbor walks over with fresh venison
You don't say no.
So I was feeling very "live off the land" meets future Food Network Star and the stew was the result.

Can't you see me on Food Network? I'm sure everyone is looking for more deer/end times recipes ;)


Well, make it with beef then. It's that good.

2lbs of venison cut into bite size pieces. (you could use stew meat beef)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion ~ chopped
4 cloves of garlic ~ minced 
1 beer (I used Shiner Bock's Holiday Cheer)
2 tablespoons Worcester Sauce
4 cups of beef broth
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes ~ chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teasppon paprika
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
red potatoes ~ quartered
carrots ~ chopped (or use baby)

In a large pot add the olive oil and brown the meat on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the meat to a clean plate and add the onion and garlic to the pot. Once the onions are nice and brown, add the beer. This will help lift up all the yummy brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Hello flavor! Add the Worcester Sauce, beef broth, tomatoes, salt paprika and mustard to the pot and bring to a boil. Toss the meat back in and lower the temp to a low simmer. With a lid on the pot, simmer the stew for 2 hours. Then add the potatoes and carrots and simmer for another 30 minutes. Right before serving if you would like to thicken the stew (which I hope you do!), remove a cup of liquid from the pot, add 2 tablespoons of flour to it and whisk it a bit. Pour the flour mixture back into the stew give a quick stir. You'll hope you have some crusty bread to soak it up. 



  1. this sounds awesome. i am going to make it for tonight with some modifications for my ridiculous diet. no beer and rutabagas (my new best friend) for the potatoes! thank you my dear!

  2. also, i get the 'end times' business. the people who lived in this house before us were WAY into the end of the world and 'putting by' as they called it. (they were Seventh Day Adventists) Max's bedroom was actually a storage room for provisions and i have never seen so much lard in all my life. we make lots of lard jokes around here and I DO always like to have a HUGE bag of beans and rice on site just in case.

  3. LOL my husband is all into that stuff! I've always had a make-do, thrifty kind of bent, so it's all good. He recently said to me "Babe, I'd love for us to go off the deep end together." Well, I don't know about all that, but the stew looks pretty yummy ;-)

  4. What timing Ko!!! I am LITERALLY defrosting beef chunks today to make beef stew for dinner!!! To add to the coinky dink, I was NOT looking forward to making it because I hate how flat and bland my stew tastes...I AM ABSOLUTELY EXCITED TO HAVE YOUR RECIPE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH MY DEAR FOR ALWAYS SHARING YOUR LOVELY TALENTS!!!

  5. I will have to add this recipe to next week's menu, my family will love it. I never [never, ever] buy meat, and I don't think my boys even know what beef tastes like, ;)
    all they eat is venison, chicken that we raise, or something they have caught from the water.
    I have 150 pounds of rice and about 200 pounds of dried beans put away ...just in case, along with all the canning I do each year. I am surrounded by bridges so if there was a major issue and I couldn't leave, I want something to feed these hungry males I live with. And tucked in the back of a closet is a large box of MRE's for emergencies. Besides that I detest shopping so it's just easier.

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