Beef stew and Biscuits
It’s September 1st today and you know what that means, it’s officially fall! Well ok not officially, but around here our fall is SO short and winter will be here before we know what hit us so starting September 1st I go all in on fall.
Which brings me of course to the perfect cozy fall meal! Once the air starts to cool and the leaves start changing color, I start settling back in to my homebody tendencies and there is no better place to be then tucked away at home with stew simmering on the stove and fresh biscuits in the oven!
This stew and biscuits recipe is so delicious my husband was shocked by how much he could love a biscuit smothered in stew haha and these biscuits have a hint of sweetness to them to balance all the savoury flavours.
Let’s get Cozy Stew Recipe:
1 lb of stew meat thawed
1-2 tbsp butter
1-2 tbsp olive oil ( or any oil)
2 celery stalks chopped
2 carrot stalks diced
1 small white onion diced
5-7 cups of beef broth
salt and pepper to taste
Saute the stew meat in the butter and oil until browned on all sides. And in the celery, carrots and onion and sauté until the vegetables are soft. Add in 4 cups of berth broth and bring to a boil then simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours topping the broth up when needed. To thicken before eating scoop out 1 cup of broth and add in 3 tbsp of flour. Mix then add mixture to stew and stir until completely mixed in. Season with salt and pepper.
2 cups of flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup buttermilk ( or 1 cup regular milk and 1 tbsp vinegar mixed together)
1 cup of flour for shaping
3 tbsp of melted butter for brushing on the top
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Lightly grease a pie plate.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Add in the shortening and mix with hands until there are no large lumps. Stir in the cream and buttermilk until the dough looks like cottage cheese. Add more buttermilk if your consistency looks dry.
Spread your shaping flour onto a pie plate or shallow dish and using an ice cream scoop, scoop 2-3 spoonfuls of dough into the flour and shape with your hands. This will be a messy disaster but worth it. The dough will not hold perfectly together but that’s ok. Take your sloppy ball of dough that’s been shaped with flour and place it in a lightly greased pie plate. Repeat this step until all your dough is used up, should make 8-10 biscuits.
Bake the biscuits until light browned 20-25 min and brush with melted butter. Serve with stew on top or on the side for the perfect fall meal!