Rachael Ray’s #1 “Can’t Miss” Christmas Recipe,Cider Beef Stew
Rachael Ray appear on today’s Dr. Oz show and in appeared in two
segments. The first segment was called “How To Avoid A Holiday Cooking Disaster”. This particular segment was Rachael Ray teaching Dr. Oz and the viewers on how to make her favorite recipe, Cider Beef Stew.
This was Rachael Ray’s mothers recipe that was passed down to her. She said that she has been enjoying Cider Beef Stew every Holiday season since she was a little girl. Rachael said that the really great thing about a stew is that it’s a slow cooked meal. It’s nearly impossible to screw up! (I’m saving this recipe for this very reason)!
Rachael Ray’s Cider Beef Stew Recipe
- Brown some bacon (Rachael says that you can omit the bacon if you want to avoid the animal fats.)
- Cube some beef chuck into bite size chunks, into the pot. Don’t overcrowd the pot with beef chuck. (2 1/2 – 3 LBs)
- Brown the cube steak in dutch oven over medium heat.
- Sear meat until crispy
- Remove meat from pan
- Brown apples, onions, carrots, celery, salt and pepper in a pan. Partially cover to soften then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir.
- Add the meat back into the pot
- Add cider
- Add some beef broth
- Add some roasted garlic (optional but Dr. Oz says that garlic is very good for you and helps to lower your blood pressure!)
- Cook in oven at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours
- Step #3 - Mash parsnips with 1 1/2 cups sharp white cheddar, 1 cup whole milk, freshly grated nutmeg, and 1/4 cup Chives.
- Mash parsnips and potatoes with the butter, cheese, and milk.
- Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg
- Stir in the 1/4 cup of chives