I love, love, love this pan! No, really...it is a fantastic pan. It is made in France, which is truly not the impressive part. It is heavy cast iron with a beautiful enamel inside and out. And, it is that magical combination that makes it great, requiring less heat than other pans. I have used it on the stove-top and in the oven with wonderful results, One of the first meals I prepared in it was a beef stew - I passed up the crock pot for this beauty, and it was easily the BEST beef stew I have ever tasted. The clean up is super-easy, too...just soak for 10-15 minutes and after a few swishes, it looks like new. I am completely amazed!
Now, for the recipe:
Best Beef Stew...Ever!
2 lbs eye of round beef roast, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 red pepper, diced
3 red potatoes, diced (I didn't peel them, but you can)
1 med sweet onion, small dice
2 cups fresh carrots, small dice
1 14 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
1 12 oz. bottle of Samuel Adams light ale (I chose Octoberfest)
2 tsp veggie bullion paste
5 T tomato paste
2 T all-purpose salt-free seasoning (like Spike)
1/2 tsp garlic herb seasoning (I used Perfect-Pinch)
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
Everything goes in a 4+ quart casserole and mixed together well.
Bake covered at 425* for 2 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking time
I served this alongside farro, but you could use egg noodles, any style pasta, or rice. Or not...it is so very good you don't really need anything else. Definitely comfort food - ideal for winter storm watching.
|More of this cookware is on my wishlist!|