October 15th, 2013

Beefy Fall Recipes

Oh, autumn, how I love thee!

This time of year makes me want to break out all the yummy fall recipes that make us feel warm and cozy inside.

And this autumn recipe is a wonderful way to spend a chilly fall evening — Baked Stuffed Squash with Beef, Black Beans and Chili Seasonings.

Anything baked at this time of year is absolutely perfect to me. And baked beef? Perfecto!!!

This one comes to us from SouthernFood.About.com’s “Top 15 Fall Recipes” collection. Click here to peruse it and find other yummy fall fare like pork loin, sweet and tart pot roast and beef stew with red wine.

Try them all and you’ll be covered this fall!

Photo courtesy of Diana Rattray via About.com.

October 9th, 2013

Beef, Barley & Butternut Squash Stew

These fall days beckon me to cook soups, stews and chili.

I like hearty beef meals and this one fits the bill nicely.

The recipe for this beef, barley and butternut squash stew with blue cheese croutons calls for boneless beef chuck, but I personally use beef tenderloin tips.

This meal is so tasty – it conjures up images of eating it by the fire while watching my favorite team get crushed in football.

I like the stew so much it doesn’t even matter that my team stinks.

Get this stew recipe here and try it at home! Nice and cozy!

Photo courtesy of FineCooking.com.

October 20th, 2009

Pa’s Steak and Stew Delight

Oh, it’s getting cold outside. And that means it’s time for stew.

You know, the kind you take your time with and let simmer until you’re ready for dinner — the old-fashioned way.

Here, “Pa” gives us his secrets for making absolutely perfect steak stew.

P.S. Do you like other stuff (like peas in the photo below)? Add them to personalize your own stew!


1 lb. cube steak (cut into pieces)

4 lbs. stew meat

1 pkg. chricio (2) sticks

1 1/2 bottle Holland House red wine (for cooking)

1 lg. onion

3 green peppers

1 tbsp. hot crushed peppers

2 1/2 tbsp. paprika

3 cans Hunts tomato sauce

2 c. water

2 1/2 lbs. potatoes

In large pot heat 4 tablespoons of cooking oil. Cut up onion and 1 pepper (dice). Cook until about 1/2 done. Add paprika. Add crushed pepper; simmer 10 minutes on low. Add wine and put all meat in; cook for 2 hours on low heat. Add the rest of the peppers and potatoes (diced) 45 minutes before the meat is done.

Recipe courtesy of Cooks.com.

Photo courtesy of Janni402 at Recipezaar.com.