Thursday, August 23, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday!!!

Thank you to all the ladies who participate every week, I can't tell you how much I enjoy your recipes.

Here's mine for today, don't forget to leave a comment and your name on Mr Lin
ky so the rest of us can come save your recipes to try them out :)


Estofado is a southwestern beef stew.

2 pounds beef stew meat, trimmed of any excess fat, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch chunks and blotted dry
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup smooth or chunky tomato salsa
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Pinch of dried oregano or marjoram
1/4 water
1/3 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

In a zippered-top plastic bag or a bowl, toss the beef, in batches, with the salt, pepper and flour.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil until very hot. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes, then transfer to the crock. Add half the beef to the skillet and brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker. Brown the remaining beef in the oil and add to the cooker. Add the salsa, vinegar, oregano and water to the cooker and stir to evenly distribute.

Pour the wine into the skillet and place over medium heat. Stir constantly, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the pan; it will reduce a bit. Pour into the cooker and stir. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. If the estofado is too thin, thicken it up with a little cornstarch. Serve with rice.


Mari said...

This looks really good - I like the idea of the salsa.

Nancy said...

yumm, yumm, this sounds very good, the salsa must really give it a punch..

mjpuzzlemom said...

This looks good and Fall is coming. Can't wait to try this!


Michelle said...

oh what a fantastic recipe to try in the fall. thanks for doing this every week sandra.have a great day.

Tashasc30 said...


Lulu said...

oh man, that looks so good...
thanks for posting it..

Lulu said...

i forgot to ask you, how are your pugs? pugs dont like the heat..i hope they are doing ok...
any new pics of the pugs?

annie said...

Looks like another good one Sandra.
Thanks for hosting!

Jen said...

Sounds very will have to be a keeper.

Mrs.T said...

This recipe sounds wonderful, Sandra!

Hope you are having a good day and that things are going a little better for your family today.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

The beef stew sounds awesome.


tegdirb92 said...

yum Sandra!! That looks like a great fall meal. Thanks for another great week.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Oh my goodness Sandra!! Your recipe looks absolutely deliscious!!!

Guess what??? I got the book today!!! I am so excited and thank you very much, I can't wait to read it!!!

I was also wondering if I could have your phone #? I'd love to call and chat sometime, if you don't mind?!?!?


Michelle said...

I can't believe I forgot to sign Mr Linky this morning! LOL

This stew sounds wonderful!

BTW - I tagged you - it's my post from yesterday :)

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Hi. I just found your blog. I will be participating next week!

Overwhelmed! said...

Sandra, this looks fantastic! I'm printing this out to try this fall.

Thanks for sharing!

. said...

Ai, meu Deus, isto está tão apetitoso!

mar said...

Haven't visited in a while and now I am so hungry!!!

Carrie said...

Just found this blog, love the idea, glad I can parcipate.

The Newlywife said...

Oh yummy! I'm gonna have to try this!


Sherry said...

Could I substitute beef broth for the red wine do you think? I have all the ingredients and I think I will make this on Sunday! I was planning on the plain old beef roast, potatoes and carrots -- but this looks super good!

Sorry I didn't participate! I had a horrendous day yesterday!

And LOL on the lizard! hee sorry. I HATE BUGS -- but lizards? I like.