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Recipe: Winter Storm Beef Stew

Making Winter Storm Beef Stew

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Making Winter Storm Beef Stew

Introduction

Thor’s Feast

On the twelfth day of Yule, honor the mighty god Thor with a feast fit for a thunderous celebration—Winter Storm Beef Stew. This hearty and robust dish, brimming with winter ingredients, pays homage to Thor’s strength and resilience. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ingredients, instructions, preparation and cook time, explore the magical properties associated with Yuletide, and craft a spell to channel Thor’s protective energies on your December 31st celebration.

Spell for Thor’s Protection

As you prepare and savor the Winter Storm Beef Stew, invoke Thor’s protective energies. While enjoying each spoonful, speak a spell like:

“Thor, mighty god of thunder’s roar,

In this stew, your strength we implore.

Winter’s storm, a hearty delight,

Under your shield, we dine tonight.”

May the Winter Storm Beef Stew be a testament to Thor’s strength and protection on your December 31st celebration, filling your feast with the resilience and power of the thunder god.

Magical Properties

  • Beef Stew Meat: Symbolizes strength and sustenance.
  • Carrots and Parsnips: Represent grounding and connection to the earth.
  • Baby Potatoes: Signify the bountiful harvest and prosperity.
  • Beef Broth: Brings the essence of warmth and protection.
  • Red Wine (Optional): Represents transformation and celebration.
  • Tomatoes and Tomato Paste: Symbolize vitality and life.
  • Herbs (Thyme and Rosemary): Offer protection and bring clarity.
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Recipe – Winter Storm Beef Stew

Thor’s Feast – On the twelfth day of Yule, honor the mighty god Thor with a feast fit for a thunderous celebration—Winter Storm Beef Stew. This hearty and robust dish, brimming with winter ingredients, pays homage to Thor’s strength and resilience.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Stew
Season: Winter, Yule
Keyword: Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Theo, Witch

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 3 parsnips sliced
  • 2 cups baby potatoes halved
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine optional
  • 1 can 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Sear the Beef: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef cubes until browned on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
  • Sauté Aromatics: In the same pot, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until softened. Add a splash of red wine to deglaze the pot.
  • Build the Stew: Return the seared beef to the pot. Add carrots, parsnips, baby potatoes, and celery. Pour in beef broth, red wine (if using), diced tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer: Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender and the flavors meld.
  • Serve: Discard bay leaves. Ladle the Winter Storm Beef Stew into bowls, garnish with chopped fresh parsley, and serve.

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