The weather outside is, crappy. When I woke up this morning I had flash backs of living at the coast. Here on the West Coast we get storms, if we were on the other side of the Pond, they'd be named...
I was going to do an Irish stew with a good Porter Brewed here in the Mecca of Brews (Bend Oregon). I realized that the beer fridge had been depleted and the only beers left were only suitable for drinking! So I cracked a hopped up ale (that I consumed, or three), and proceeded to cut up the all the veggies!!
So into the pot the normal Mirepoix, golden beets (these are in right now go get some, fantastic), tri-color potatoes, fresh minced garlic, salt, pepper, one smoked Hot Hatch Chile (I would have put more in, but the kids prefer a bit less heat.) Normally I would sautee all the veggies in batches in the DO, but due to the weather outdoor cooking was out!. Glass top stove and DO's don't work, so crappy fry pan will have to do, Same for braising the meat!
Round Eye Roast was the cut of meat tonight, it was on sale. Cut it into 1"- 1 1/2" pieces. Braised in Evoo.
Combine it all together add liquid, in this case it was V-8 (substitute for broth) and water, (enough to coverall ingredients ((spicy v-8 is great if you don't have any other peppers)) and throw it in the stove, smoker, or over the pit, or hanging over the campfire! At 350 in the oven it took 3 hours to get the taters and beets done.
So how about some DO-View!!! Only thing that would have made this better would've been some drop biscuits on top. Next time!!!
Mirepoix, plus garlic in the DO
Golden Beets getting Happy!
Into the oven
Looking good, one hour in! Missing the smoke flavor you get when cooking over the fire or in the smoker
Still missing those drop Biscuits!!!!!!! Oh well next time!!!