i frequently make beef stew in my crockpot, but i always use chuck. this morning i threw in a package of something called 'strip steak' that i had in my freezer- now i'm wondering if it's going to be very tough. should i make alternate dinner plans.
This hearty beef stew is easy, but not lazy. Braising the meat in red wine and beef broth for an hour before adding the carrots and potatoes ensures the vegetables are tender, not mushy. Frozen peas stirred in at the end add a pop of color and freshness. Get the recipe.
Beef stew may be easy to make, but having it come out flavorful is a whole other story. Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen shows you how to build the flavor as you cook in this episode of The Easiest Way, using our Easy Beef Stew recipe as a guide.
To make your next steak night a guaranteed success, be sure to watch over the temperature of the meat with a thermometer. This works best on steaks of 1 inch (or more) thickness, as it’s hard to get a good reading on anything thinner.
Chef Michael Schwartz builds the delicious Harvey Cedars Fish Stew while poolside with Billy at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. This amazing seafood dish was inspired by Michael’s summers in Long Beach, New Jersey, and holds a coveted spot on the Restaurant Michael Schwartz menu.