I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for the Certified Angus Beef® brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I grew up eating Beef Stews, especially in the cold winter months. Rob loves them, so I make them, but honestly, I feel like so many times my beef stews are just… lacking. We usually buy the meat that’s on sale and just dump a big roast into the slow cooker with some potatoes and carrots. And cook it. All day long.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re good, but not this good.
I was recently challenged to try out two Beef Stew recipes that will be showcased on the award-winning CBS show Recipe Rehab tomorrow morning! Not only was I challenged with new recipes to totally beef up my Beef Stew and to include the Certified Angus Beef® brand in my Beef Stew rather than what I can find in the sale bin.
I was sent 2 Certified Angus Beef® brand Roasts. Did you know that the Certified Angus Beef® brand is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select grades? I didn’t. I also didn’t know that a good rule of thumb for finding a lean meat is to look for ‘round’ or ‘loin’ in the name. The Certified Angus Beef® brand that I received for this recipe were certainly lean, but they were so tender after cooking according to my Recipe Rehab Beef Stew Recipes.
I made the Hearty Beef Stew recipe on a super cold night here in east Tennessee. I took it to my parents so we could all enjoy a warm bowl of Beef Stew with the Certified Angus Beef® brand beef.
Both of the Recipe Rehab Beef Stews were made in my Dutch Oven – the Hearty Beef Stew was made on the stove and the Beef Stew with Barley mainly cooked in the oven. I liked this over the Slow Cooker because I could prepare it in a small amount of time and the flavors were perfectly blended.
Let me tell you. I am now a Beef Stew fanatic. I couldn’t believe the difference of using the Certified Angus Beef® brand in both of my new Beef Stew recipes. Now, let me show you our new favorite…
Before I made this recipe, I have to admit, I didn’t even know what Barley was! But oh my goodness – what a fun twist on a classic Beef Stew Recipe. You must try this Beef Stew with Barley Recipe – you’ll thank me later! The flavorings of chopped spinach, garlic, mushrooms, and tomato paste just blend so wonderfully with the Certified Angus Beef® brand and Barley!
Be sure to tune in to Recipe Rehab tomorrow morning, on CBS, to find out which of the two Beef Stew Recipes win the face-off. I know which one I’ll be rooting for!
What’s your favorite Beef Stew Recipe?