Sam is a fabulous cook. He is probably the sole reason that I don't survive on peanut butter crackers alone. And I have recently made a conscious decision to find my way back into what I call "base eating" (LOL most of the time) so I am helping out in the kitchen and we are finding our way back to fresh food, so plentiful right now with the last harvest. We fixed this roast a couple of weeks back with mountain beef from our freezer and vegetables exclusively from the market.
Today we started out with pretty much the same veggies as in the picture from a couple weeks ago. Veggies are SO yummy right now. The market this weekend was jammed packed. I should have gotten some pictures but I was too busy being overwhelmed by the smell of fresh vegetables, cheese, homemade bread and some guy playing Johnny Cash and sounding an awful damn lot like him. LOL I love the market on a Saturday morning. It is like life should be. And things are not expensive either. We got 1/2 dozen corn for $2.50, the potatoes and onions for $1.00 each carton and the carrots I believe were $1.50.
So, today's dinner is Beef and Beer Casserole. LOL. There is more than just beef and beer in it don't worry. My whole idea for this meal centers around the fact that I have a whole six pack of awful beer in our refrigerator that I bought for a friend who was coming over but then plans got changed so the beer sits. And sits. I mean, look he likes it but I wouldn't be caught dead drinking that sh&t so instead of making six loaves of beer bread I was looking for some other recipes to round out the use of an otherwise waste of money. LOL hey I believe in recycling bad beer, OK? So, these are tomatoes and spices for the casserole.
Here is Sam browning the carrots and onions and adding a little flour to thicken everything as he goes. The beer comes in after this, along with the beef, which you also pre-brown and set aside for the rest of the mixture.
And then you mix it all together and pop it in the oven for like an hour and a half. It is sort of like a stew slash casserole. Very hearty and a super use of all the second harvest veggies that are so tasty right now. Well, and plus the beer. ;)