Yesterday was one of those days were procrastination started to tug on my mood. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself. I went to the market and felt uninspired. I wanted to make a Dublin Coddle but all the sausage was Italian. I wanted something warm, but I was feeling totally BLAH. I know a lot of people feel this way when they are worn out. In New York the temptation is so strong to simply go out because there are so many wonderful options available many at a reasonable prices but I like to cook something grass-fed twice a week so that I have a recipe for my blog and one for my other job making recipes for the grass-fed party. My boyfriend showed up with his smile and big appetite and I asked what he wanted for dinner. He is always up for something soupy. Ramen(the Japanese noodle house soup) is his favorite food, and I can never go wrong with stew. I had ground beef from my parent’s farm, and all the ingredients for minced stew and I thought why not try it? Growing up ground meat was always used for spaghetti sauce or meat balls. I think that my mother’s rabbit meat balls would have won awards. I think that all families have ground beef or turkey recipes because it is cheep, this is an excellent recipe that is inexpensive and so easy. Did I say easy? This is SO easy! And So good!
This recipe is fun because it is tasty and easy and you can add all the ingredients you want. I could have even added beans (even though that would NOT be very Irish) but this dish is a put what you have sort of dish. I added a bit too much tomato paste but I liked the tangy tomato flavor and it really cheered me up. I served it with mashed potatoes with real cream so good! I was smiling at the end of the night.
Irish Mince Meat Stew
- oil to cover the pot
- 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
- 2 medium yellow onions, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups of beef broth
- 2 cups water
- handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 3 carrots roughly chopped
- 3 stalks of celery, chopped
- salt to taste
Preparation: in a dutch oven brown garlic and onion at a medium heat until brown about ten minutes add meat and brown for another 10 minutes. add flour, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Add vegetables and beef broth and water. Bring to a boil and cook for an hour. Enjoy!