Thursday, March 09, 2006

Easy Beef Stew

2 lbs. round steak or lean stew meat
6 large carrots (quartered lengthwise and cut into strips)
1 (11 oz.) can tomato soup
1 bay leaf
6 medium potatoes (quartered)
1 cup red cooking wine
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 (8-oz) pkg. frozen peas
1 (6 oz.) can mushrooms (optional)

Spray a 3-qt. casserole dish with non-stick spray. Place the beef, carrots, bay leaf, potatoes, and onions in the dish. Pour the tomato soup and 1/2 cup wine overtop. Bake covered at 275° for 4 hours. Remove from oven and stir gently. Add frozen peas, mushrooms if desired, remaining 1/2 cup wine, and a little water if necessary. Cook one more hour. Remove bay leaf before serving. (Serves 6.)

This is a nice dish to make on a cold day when you enjoy having the oven on for a while.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)