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Brewer's Beef with Surprise Noodles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Billie Willmon Jenkin
Added: Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
The Stew Part:
3 lbs. lean cubed Texas Beef (round or chuck is fine) [Note: Non-Texans will be forgiven for using non-Texas beef]
flour to coat beef
1/4 c. bacon drippings (Note: fry a package of bacon until crisp; set the bacon aside, wrapped in paper towels for the noodles. Also: This recipe was created before people were concerned about cholesterol. I'd now use olive oil and use prepared bacon bits/pieces for the noodles.)
1bell pepper, chopped
2 T. flour
1 pkg. onion soup mix
1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 c. sliced canned mushrooms [Now, I would use fresh, sliced mushrooms]
1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove, minced) [You may wish to use more]
1 bay leaf
2 beers [Extras - a reward for the chef - can be used to "top off" the stew if it gets too dry].

Surprise Noodles

Noodles or pasta (Enough to serve 8 - 10 people, or as desired)
12-oz can Pineapple Tidbits, drained (reserve liquid as part of liquid for preparation of noodles/pasta)
8 or 16- oz container Sour Cream (amount to your preference)
Bacon reserved from preparation listed above, crumbled (Or use prepared real bacon bits/ pieces)
Mushrooms (optional) - raw, sauteed, or canned (and drained)

Directions:
Directions:
Coat Texas Beef cubes lightly in flour. Drop cubes into hot bacon fat and brown lightly on all sides. Remove beef and set aside. Add bell peppers to fat, cooking until pepper begins to get tender. Add 2 T. flour, and remaining dry ingredients; stir until flour begins to brown. Add mushrooms (if you haven't already done so), beef cubes, and bay leaf. Slowly stir in the beer (It will foam; you may not need to put the entire two beers in at this time. If you worry about the beer going stale, drink the "leftover," and open a fresh beer when it's time to add more liquid) ; - ]) . Simmer covered for 1 1/2 hours, adding small amounts of beer or water if necessary to prevent sticking. Remove cover and continue to simmer approximately 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve over or alongside Surprise Noodles.

Prepare your favorite noodle or pasta according to package recipe, using the pineapple liquid in place of part of the water. When noodles are al dente, strain off the liquid. Stir in the pineapple and the sour cream; return to stove to heat through.

Bacon pieces can be sprinkled into or onto the noodles or to top the "stew" mix. [This is a sort of Texas Beer Stroganoff]

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 - 10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2.5 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Recipe provided by my mom, Billie. She won $200 grand prize in a recipe contest run by Texas Department of Agriculture not long before i was born.

 

 

 

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