In Purrsuit of Flavours, The Season of the Stew

Here it is the beginning of October!  Where did summer go?  We had a week of very hot weather in June where 500 people died in BC because  of the heat,  It shows you what heat can do to a relatively cool area.  We now have a mobile A/C in case hell comes back to visit.                                                         

Me laying on the clothes hamper in June. I was searching for someplace cool.

We are  joining Comedy Plus for Wordless Wednesday.  click on the name or the badge and visit Comedy Plus and a whole bunch of your friends,                                                                     

Phenny, Nellie and their mom are co-hosting Stew Season with us.  Do on whip over to their place and see what they and their friends are offering today.  Just click on their names in red.

Time now, for the season of the stew. We thought we’d try something simple and easy to make. This is from a recipe on-line.



1 tbsp.. vegetable oil
1 lb. stewing beef…cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups assorted vegetables (carrots, onions, celery, potatoes and/or any leftover veggies in your fridge) We pulled out some frozen pea pods from last year and threw them in the mixture.                                                             

1 can beef broth or consommé. Consommé has more body to it.
1 can of tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano.                                         


Bring on over the stewing beef, Tyebe. Here you go Shokorooney. mol Don’t call me that! I hate that name. I know…mol mol


Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in large skillet or fry pan over medium high heat.  Add meat and salt.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring until browned on all sides.  Remove from frying pan.

At this stage I chose the stew for the crock pot.  If, it was cooked on the stove it would be ready (ya, right) in 55 minutes!  I could not imagine such a tough meat being cooked so fast so I chose the recipe for the crock pot.

Put braised stewing meat in crockpot.  Followed by the rest of the vegetables, consommé and tomato sauce.  Stir to combine.  Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. or until meat is tender

Mom and dad like their carrots a little firmer so we put them in about an hour before time was done.

                                                                   BONY PET-TEES

REVIEW by mom and dad

Tyebe and Shoko did an excellent job of making the stew. The size of the meat and vegetables was just right.  The meat was as soft and tender to eat as beef tenderloin. The peapods were a perfect addition. However, dad and I found that the tomato sauce overwhelmed the taste of the meat and the vegetable. Next time they can omit the sauce and add a couple of tomatoes.


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36 thoughts on “In Purrsuit of Flavours, The Season of the Stew

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    Looks like the perfect meal for cooler evenings (with or without the tomato sauce). Sadly the week has been too hectic and I couldn’t participate. I wanted to make up a batch of homemade chicken and noodles but lack of time to roll out the noodles just became an enemy. 😕


  2. Timmy Tomcat

    We did our beef stew in the pressure cooker last time and one hour was a bit long for the beef. We are doing 50 minutes next and will use this recipe and cut the sauce to 1/2. Thanks for a nice fall recipe


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Your stew should be cooked for 12 minutes in a pressure cooker not 50 minutes. Do you have a slow cooker, guy’s? The flavours go all through the stew when cooked ever so slowly.



  3. katsrus

    Oh wow that is a lot of people. Happens around here too. Some people can’t afford to have air. Your stew sounds really good.
    Sue and Jake


  4. kittiesblue

    Ladies, you both look adorable, and the stew sounds yummy, especially with the snow peas. But Mom agrees, whole canned tomatoes would be better than the tomato sauce. Snap sends his precious and beautiful Tyebe love and whisker kisses. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet



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