Beef Stew Topped With Black Pepper Biscuit Crust Recipe

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  • beef stew topped with black pepper biscuit crust ingredients
  • 5 to 6 lb beef for stew
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (optional)
  • bouquet garni: 3 rosemary sprigs, 4 flat-leaf parsley sprigs, 1 bay leaf, 3 to 4 peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 heaping tbsp cracked pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp cold unsalted butter , cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1. preheat the oven to 350of.
  • 2. pat the beef cubes dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 3. in a large dutch oven or flameproof casserole, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. sear the beef cubes on all sides until nicely browned. don'tsp move the meat too much in the pot; let it sear so that it develops a nice browned crust. transfer the beef cubes to a plate. pour off the oil from the pot.
  • 4. return the pot to medium heat and add the remaining 1 tbsp oil. add the onions, carrots, and celery and saute for about 3 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. add the garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 5. add the stock and wine and stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. return meat and any accumulated juices to the pot.
  • 6. make a bouquet garni by tying the rosemary and parsley sprigs, bay leaf, and peppercorns in a square of cheesecloth. put the bouquet garni in the pot.
  • 7. cover the pot and braise in the oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until tender, stirring the stew several times.
  • 8. meanwhile, make the biscuit crust: in a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, cracked pepper, and salt together. using your fingertips, a fork, or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 9. add the milk all at once and stir just until the dough comes together in a mass.
  • 10. turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8 to 10 times, or just until cohesive. using a rolling pin or your hands, roll or pat the dough into a circle or oval about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 11. remove the stew from the oven , uncover, and lay the dough on top. it will not fit perfectly or seal tightly. this is a rough topping. brush the dough with the melted butter.
  • 12. return the stew to the oven and cook, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  • 13. to serve, remove the crust from the pan and set aside. serve the stew with the vegetables. cut the crust into pieces and top the meat with the crust. ladle sauce from the stew over the crust, meat, and vegetables. garnish with minced parsley, if desired.
  • to serve in 6 individual onion soup crocks or similarly sized ovenproof dishes, put the meat into the crocks with the vegetables and sauce from the stew. increase the oven temperature to 425of.
  • make the biscuit dough and roll it into a round about 1/2 inch thick. cut the dough into 6 rounds large enough to overlap the bowls by about 1/2 inch. lay the rounds over the crocks and crimp the edges to seal. brush with melted butter and set the crocks on a baking sheet. bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the crusts are golden brown.


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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1021.44 Kcal (4277 kJ)
Calories from fat 450.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.04g 77%
Cholesterol 242.68mg 81%
Sodium 1786.81mg 74%
Potassium 1850.91mg 39%
Total Carbs 64.31g 21%
Sugars 3.59g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.72g 15%
Protein 75.31g 151%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 7.8mg 43%
Calcium 252.4mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 152.1 Kcal (637 kJ)
Calories from fat 67.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.45g 77%
Cholesterol 36.14mg 81%
Sodium 266.06mg 74%
Potassium 275.61mg 39%
Total Carbs 9.58g 21%
Sugars 0.53g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 15%
Protein 11.21g 151%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 3%
Iron 1.2mg 43%
Calcium 37.6mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.9
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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