Have I mentioned that I live with carnivores?
If it isn’t beef or pork, it’s chicken.
Stew or chili is always a hit around here!
I started making honey butter cornbread a while ago and have never looked back!
I forgot to take picture when I finished, so I had to grab one of what was left.
I just love my cast iron skillet!
You just need to get all the good stuff left in the skillet.
I think I want more stew now.
Oh, some good cornbread!
Now, you must know, I have yet to follow a recipe for stew. This will be the first time any recipe of my stew is actually penned, or typed. Pa usually throws a fit when I make chili or stew and it comes out really good and I didn’t write down what I used. I’m a ‘open the pantry and toss it in’ kind of gal.
Here’s what I used (for the stew):
1 Tri-tip steak cubed
Gotta Have It Streak Rub
tomato sauce (4-6 oz can)
potatoes, cubed (1 sm potato per person)
celery, diced (about 4-5 stalks)
carrots, diced (I used 1/2 bag of baby carrots and cut them in half)
Here’s what I did:
After getting my cast iron skillet nice and hot, I added about 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Gave it about a minute or two then added the steak. Then sprinkled the steak with steak rub, probably about a tsp. As I stirred the steak around so that it would brown on all sides, I would sprinkle it with more steak rub.
Once the steak is browned on all sides, move to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon. To the skillet add, one can (usually 10oz or so) beef broth and boil and about 2-3 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce. Stir frequently so that all the drippings from the steak come off of the sides of the skillet. Pour over steak in slow cooker.
Add potatoes, celery, carrots and tomato sauce to the slow cooker. Then add one can (use the beef broth can) of water to the slow cooker and stir everything together. I had added another can of beef broth and water to my stew, so that is was a bit ‘soupier’ than normal.
I let the stew cook on LOW for 6 hours. I would stir the stew maybe once an hour.
Now on to the Honey Butter Cornbread:
2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix (make according to package directions)
2-3 Tbsp butter, softened
2-3 Tbsp honey
Here’s what you do:
Heat over according to package instructions. And make cornbread according to package directions.
Add butter and honey to the cornbread batter and mix well. Pour batter into a greased baking dish.
Level batter and drizzle with honey. Bake according to package instructions
Ma & Pa’s side note:
Yummy!!! Yummy!!! That’s pretty much all I can get out of Pa. Regardless, I think everyone had 2 or 3 bowls of stew. Even our 7mo old had a bite or two of the veggies. The steak was just melt in your mouth delicious! You must also know, the liquid of the stew can be adjusted to the consistency you desire. And all ingredients can be adjusted to your taste. And II think I might make this for a bbq we are attending this weekend!!