Beef and Mushroom Stew

Every year around this time i get a craving for stew. That warm, soothing, everything is soft yumminess makes the dark, wet, coldness just that little more bearable.
For this particular recipe, it is perfect for one person who is hungry, or two if you add in crusty bread (or one dinner and a lunch for tomorrow).
You will need the following:

• 1/3cup of onions

• 1 or 2 cloves of garlic

• 1 large carrot

• 6-8 large mushrooms, sliced

• 5oz of beef

Once everything is chopped up, heat a pan on medium-high heat with a little bit of olive oil. Add in the beef and brown.

Once browned, remove from the pan and add in the onion and garlic. Stir to prevent it from burning.

Once the onions begin to soften, add in the mushrooms.

Add in the carrots and about a cup of water (if you have any beef stock hanging around use that instead).

Cover and turn the heat down to medium low. Simmer for about 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, add in any frozen veggies you might want to add (i used peas, but corn or green beans would work too)

Turn the heat back up to medium high, and stir another 5 minutes (the stew should thicken up). Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve in a big bowl.

Enjoy the more than cereal, beef and mushroom stew for one.


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