Today for #SundaySupper we teamed up with Gallo Family Vineyards to share with you our favorite Fall comfort food. When I think of comfort food a few things come to mind, meat, potatoes and bread. Ahhh, all the comforts of home and pure happiness in my belly. With all those good things in mind, I decided to try my hand one more time with puff pastry and add it to a family favorite, beef stew. You mention beef stew in my house and everyone gets all excited. I can guarantee everyone will be sitting around the Sunday table if beef stew is being served.
I have to tell you this dish came out fantastic. I was so excited when I saw the puff pastry, well puff up! I think it’s one of the most beautiful dishes I have ever made. Not only did the puff pastry turn out, but so did the filling. The vegetables and beef were fork tender and surround by a fabulous tomato and Cabernet Sauvignon sauce. All I can say is yummy! Oh and how can I forget to tell you, but the smell of the dish cooking made my house smell heavenly for hours.
To make the beef stew, I first browned my beef in flour and olive oil. I took the beef out and added all my vegetables, beef broth and canned tomatoes. I have to say the flour made a nice roux. Once it came to a boil, I added my beef back into the pot and added a 1/2 cup of Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. I slow cooked it on my stove top for 2 hours, just until the meat was tender. I have to say the Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon added a deeper flavor to my traditional beef stew. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a full bodied, dry wine with hints of black berry and black currents. It also pairs very well with the dish.
When making this recipe I do have to admit I made a lot of filling, which is fine by me. That just means more leftovers for lunch. To add the puff pastry, I took my filling and added it to a 9″ pie plate. Just remember don’t over fill the pie pan with your beef stew. I unrolled my puff pastry and added it to the top of the pie dish. I crimped the corners like I would a pie. I cut a few slits to let the steam escape and baked it in the oven for 30 minutes. It turned out simply perfect. You can check out the picture of the puff pastry before I baked it here.
- Serves: 6 servings
- Serving size: Approx 1½ cups
- 1 lbs. black angus premium steak tips, cubed
- 1 tbsp. all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 medium, potatoes, peeled diced into bite size pieces
- ½ cup onion, diced small
- 2 large carrots, peeled, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced small
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, unsalted
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp. thyme
- ½ tsp. smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ cup Cabernet Sauvignon by Gallo Family Vineyards
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
- In a large pot; add olive oil. While olive oil is heating up, sprinkle beef with flour. Add the beef to the pot and cook until each side is browned. Take the beef out and place in a bowl.
- In the same pot the beef was cooked in, add potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, diced tomatoes, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low, add beef and wine. Mix together, cover and simmer for 2 hours or until vegetables and meat are tender.
- Take the beef stew off the burner and place in an 9" pie pan; set a side. Note: Only fill the stew to the top of the pie pan, do not mound it. Just save the leftovers for the side or for lunch the next couple of days.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Take puff pastry out of package and gently placed over the top of the pie dish. Crimping the sides, like you would a pie. Cut at least 4 - 6 slits in the top of the pie. Place the pie on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. This is just in case the pie bubbles over and it's easier for lifting out of the oven.
- Bake in oven for 25-30 until puffed and golden.
- Let it cool before serving.
Calories: 360, Fat: 15, Cholesterol: 76, Sodium: 454, Potassium: 470, Carbs: 34, Fiber: 5, Sugar: 4, Protein: 21
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Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
With best regards,
Comforting Appetizers and Beverages:
- Acorn Squash Cheese Spread with Spinach and Artichokes by Ruffles & Truffles
- Pomegranate Mulled Wine by The Messy Baker
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- Beef Goulash by Magnolia Days
- Beef Stew with Puff Pastry by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Cheesy French Onion Soup by Life Tastes Good
- Chicken and Corn Chowder by The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken Parmesan Panini by Casa de Crews
- Classic Swiss Fondue by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- French Onion Soup au Gratin Stuffed Meatloaf by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Johnny Marzetti by NeighborFood
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts Flatbread by Family Foodie
- White Wine Cream Sauce Poached Shrimp by A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
Comforting Side Dishes:
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Parmesan and Dates by Shockingly Delicious
- Stuffed Acorn Squash by Jelly Toast
Comforting Brunch, Desserts, and Sweets:
- Baked Pumpkin French Toast by Alida’s Kitchen
- Cheesecake Bites with Red Wine Chocolate Sauce by Momma’s Meals
- Dark Chocolate Red Wine Cake with Red Wine Raspberry Sauce by Daily Dish Recipes
- Gooey Autumn Spice Brownie Cups by Desserts Required
- Pear Streusel Coffee Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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