Brunswick Stew Virginia Style

Brunswick Stew Virginia Style

How do I know about Brunswick Stew Virginia Style? Back in the ’70s, we went on one of the very few family vacations that didn’t include dogs (My Dad raised Goldens and showed extensively), probably to try to instill some sort of family bonding combined with patriotic zeal to renew our faith in Family, God, and Country.

Brunswick Stew Virginia Style

Brunswick Stew Virginia Style

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Beef & Guinness Stew Pies

Beef & Guinness Pies

The BEST Beef & Guinness Stew. One glorious concoction that rides the line between the richness of the stew & the bitterness of the Guinness...perfectly balanced.

This Beef & Guinness Stew is a wondrous thing – a rich, heady stew that rides the fine line between the richness of the gravy and slight bitterness of the Guinness; a stew that balances so closely neither sweet or bitter is detected; instead all melds into one glorious and delicious concoction. Even better, it’s topped off with puff pastry! (If you want to, and I know you do! Or maybe that’s just me?) Let’s just say if you do, you’ll look like a genius when you bring this to the table!

Beef & Guinness Stew Pies

Beef & Guinness Stew Pies

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The BEST beef stew, with wine or not, with bacon or not. Serve over mashed or noodles.

Beef Stew with Wine (or not) and Bacon

this really is the BEST stew - adapted from Cook's Illustrated, make it with wine or use substitutions

I love stew in the winter, whether made in the oven, on the stove or in a crock-pot whether made with potatoes or served over potatoes (or even noodles), whether with wine or without, or even with beer.  I can hardly wait for a lazy snowy day to make stew, and when winter is over, I always wish I would have made more.

The BEST beef stew, with wine or not, with bacon or not. Serve over mashed or noodles.

The BEST beef stew, with wine or not, with bacon or not. Serve over mashed or noodles.

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