Cider Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4

Pre-heat oven: 375 degrees

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tbs. Butter

2 Lbs. Top Sirloin Steak, trimmed and cubed

Salt & Pepper

1 Large Onion, chopped

2 Med. Carrots, peeled and chopped

1 Lb. Turnip, peeled and chopped

6 Tbs. Flour

2 Cups Apple Cider

1/2 Cups Beef Consomme

3 Lbs. Potato, peeled and chopped

1/2 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

2 Cups White Cheddar Cheese, shredded

3 Tbs. Chives, chopped

  1. Place Dutch Oven over medium-high heat.  Add olive oil and butter.
  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  3. Add to pot, browning on all sides, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  4. Add onions, carrots and turnips.  Cook 4 – 5 minutes.
  5. Add flour, stir to combine and coat.
  6. Add the apple cider and the beef consommé, stir to combine.
  7. Bring to boil, cover and place in oven for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
  8. About 45 minutes into cooking the beef, prepare the mashed potatoes.
  9. Cover with water by 1 – 2 inches, place on high.  Add salt and pepper and boil about 15 minutes until tender.
  10. Once the potatoes are done cooking, drain and return to pot.
  11. Add milk, sour cream and cheese.  Mash to desired consistency.  Season with salt and pepper, add chives.  Cover and reserve until ready to serve.
  12. When beef is done remove from the oven.

Serving suggestions:  Place a spoonful of mashed potatoes in a wide serving bowl.  Make a well in the middle of the potatoes and spoon the beef into the center.

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