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Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« on: May 18, 2015, 04:33:29 PM »
If it taste as good as it smells, I may have found me a new recipe for the recipe book..... :drool: :drool: :drool:  I did pull a piece of bear out and it turned out absolutely amazing!!!!  Most tender bear I have ever cooked.  Apparently braising is where it is at when doing tough meat. 

I will add a picture when I serve it up so you all can drool with me!!   :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: 

Here is the recipe....I added morels. 

Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

By Jennifer Segal

 
Servings: 6
Total Time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Ingredients

3 pounds boneless beef chuck (well-marbled), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1-inch chunks
7 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups dry red wine
2 cups beef broth (I like the Pacific organic brand)
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into one-inch chunks on a diagonal
1 pound small white boiling potatoes (baby yukons), cut in half
Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
Instructions

Preheat oven to 325F with rack in middle.
Pat beef dry and season salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering. Brown meat in 3 batches, turning with tongs, about 5-8 minutes per batch, adding one tablespoon more oil for each batch. (To sear meat properly, do not crowd the pan and let meat develop brown crust before turning with tongs.) Transfer meat to a large plate and set aside.
Add onions, garlic and balsamic vinegar; cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape brown bits from bottom of pan, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook a few minutes more. Add beef with juices back to pan and sprinkle with flour; stir with wooden spoon until flour is dissolved, 1-2 minutes. Add wine, beef broth, water, bay leaf, thyme, and sugar; stir with wooden spoon to loosen any brown bits from bottom of pan and bring to a boil. Cover pot with lid, transfer to preheated oven and braise for 2 hours.
Remove pot from oven and add carrots and potatoes. Cover and place back in oven for 50-60 minutes more, or until vegetables are cooked and meat is very tender. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of sugar go a long way). Let cool, then store in refrigerator overnight or until ready to serve. This stew improves in flavor if made at least 1 day ahead. Reheat, covered, over medium heat or in a 350F oven. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Nutrition Information

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Per serving (6 servings)
Calories:539
Fat:18g
Saturated fat:6g
Carbohydrates:32g
Sugar:8g
Fiber:4g
Protein:54g
Sodium:1189mg
Cholesterol:143mg

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 11:12:19 AM »
 :drool: :drool: :drool:  Turned out really well.  If you like it a little spicy a little red pepper flakes take it over the top gooooood!!! 

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 12:24:01 PM »
How did the Morels hold up to the long cook in the stew?

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 12:43:58 PM »
They held up really well.  I precooked them in a fry pan with butter just long enough to sweat all the moisture out of them.  I then added the mushrooms at the same time I added the potatoes and carrots.  They are still very firm and work really well in the stew.  I will 100% do it again. 

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 07:27:25 PM »
Looks fantastic! As if I needed something to get me more excited about August 1st.

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 06:41:24 PM »
I made this tonight to feed the family bear for the first time, sans morels unfortunately, and it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 08:52:34 PM »
Sounds amazing!

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Re: Bear and Morel Stew!!! It is what's for dinner!!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 09:04:52 PM »
Tag for when I tag out on my spring tag next weekend   :tup:

 


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