Minnie's beef stew inspired recipe.
As a user of Cookpad I wanted to participate in his latest challenge, "movie recipes", and I have prepared this simple recipe, it is nothing more than a stew or a stew, call it what you want, of veal with vegetables.
The challenge is to prepare a movie recipe, and although there are many, thinking about scenes where food was the protagonist, the first one that came to mind was the scene from "The hateful eight" by Quentin Tarantino, in which a group of people gathered at a stagecoach stop in the middle of the mountain, have a meat stew.
If you are going to the cinema you will like to see me recreating some recipes of the big screen, like this stew of meat of The hateful eight, (The hateful eight), by Tarantino.
The night is very cold, everyone is very hungry and the wooden bowls emanate a lot of steam, the stew is very hot and seems to comfort them. Although we do not know exactly what it is made of or what it tastes like, we can imagine that it is meat with potatoes and some vegetables.
The stew has been prepared by the mistress of the place, named Minnie and the distinguished diners are a bounty hunter, a fugitive, a sheriff, and two other men who were there for various reasons, I do not intend to spoil, if you like Tarantino for sure that you have already seen it, and if you have not done it yet, you are already late.
In this film there is a constant tension, the stew is one of the key elements in one of the scenes, as in all Tarantino films, food has its role.
The film takes place in an icy environment, icy, I would say and this stew is a good calorie contribution to characters who are hungry locked in an establishment in the mountains, trapped in the middle of nowhere.
As I commented the excuse to prepare it has been the challenge of Cookpad, but I must say that this recipe is one of my usual, especially in winter, it is easy to do, if you have an express pot it is very fast and it is a homemade and comforting dish.
I like to vary the ingredients, put the vegetables that I have on hand, the recipe that I repeat is this, but I have also prepared many times with artichokes, they give a delicious touch.
Prepare this dish with whatever you have at home, you can vary the ingredients, the important thing for it to be tasty is to salt and pepper properly.
I like to give it a spicy touch, with black pepper balls and a chilli pepper, but it is optional, if you do not like it, do not put it, it will be just as tasty.
In the following image you can see the ingredients, they are very few and easy to find, the vegetables are what I call "pantry bottom", those that you should always have at home, the only thing you should buy is the meat that you like the most. Try to make it a tender cut, you can use stifle, beef cheek, if you are not sure, let them advise you at the butcher shop.
To prepare this dish you just have to mark the meat, make a good stir-fry, add the liquids and let it cook. It is very important to pepper correctly, it will be the way to get a tasty stew with a good background.
This dish like any other stew is usually richer after resting, and if you have more, the next day will still be better.
You can also add potatoes or sweet potato or both, that way you'll get a plate with more carbohydrates, perfect if you're going to train, for me with carrots and peas is enough, but certainly some potatoes would come in handy.
Why I like this recipe:
- Easy, requires little time.
- Few ingredients
- Very good
- It gives a lot of itself.
- Ideal for everyone
- A good source of protein.
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Minnie's beef stew inspired recipe.
Minnie's Stew is a movie recipe, inspired by the stew of Quentin Tarantino's Odious Eight, a very tasty winter stew.
- 600 grams beef in pieces
- 1 purple Onion
- 1 leek
- 2 carrots
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 tbsp crushed natural tomato
- 100 ml Red wine
- 125 ml broth of chicken, cooked or vegetables
- 125 ml water
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoonful black pepper in balls
- 1 chilli
- 200 grams frozen baby peas
Elaboration step by step
In the pot where you are going to prepare the stew, (ideally a quick or express pot), fry the meat with olive oil, you must mark it with a live fire and remove it for later.
In the same oil, sauté the onion, leeks and garlic, add salt and let cook a few minutes while you give a few laps.
Add the cut carrots and spices.
Then the tomato crushed and let it cook a few minutes 5.
Now add the red wine, raise the heat a little and let the alcohol evaporate.
Now you can pour the broth and water, bring to a boil and put the meat back in the pot. Add a couple of bay leaves and close the espresso pot.
Cook for about 20 minutes, from the moment the hoops rise.
Open the pot and add the peas, as they are very tender they hardly need cooking, let them be done for 5 minutes with the pot open, so the broth will evaporate a little and the sauce will be more reduced and concentrated.
If you have time, let the stew rest a couple of hours and serve it when you go to consume it in your favorite bowl. Enjoy! 🙂