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Blah64 11-11-2013 01:59 PM

My Beef Stew
Originally, I just wanted to make an oxtail stew. I love the chewy, gelatinous tendons and the marrow. However, after finding out how expensive oxtail is, I realized I could just get more tendon from beef tendons, and more marrow from beef shank, both of which cost half as much as oxtail.

Smoked the beef (with mesquite) while I was making chicken stock from the remains of a smoked chicken. Then I braised the beef with the stock, worcestershire sauce, carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, jalapeños and various herbs/spices.

The braise was finished in the oven because my charcoals started dying, and I didn't want to deal with lighting more coals.

On the smoker:

Chopped veggies:

Off the smoker:

Begin the braise:



mmm... bone marrow:


Diesel Dave 11-11-2013 02:22 PM

That does look mighty fine :hungry:

Ron_L 11-11-2013 02:31 PM

Very nice looking stew!

landarc 11-11-2013 02:34 PM

Wow, you really went for it, with the tendons and all, nicely done. That had to taste great

daninnewjersey 11-11-2013 02:44 PM

That looks really tasty. Plus it isn't every day you hear the phrase..." I love the chewy, gelatinous tendons and the marrow..." :mrgreen::mrgreen:

sliding_billy 11-11-2013 03:27 PM

Yes please.

Humble Soul 11-11-2013 04:00 PM

Looks delish. Love me some oxtail stew.

woodbutcher1 11-11-2013 04:05 PM

Awesome looking,i'd hit that in a heartbeat. twice.:clap2:

RNF 11-11-2013 05:42 PM

Very nice, I would love a bowl of that.

Tonybel 11-11-2013 09:19 PM

I want a bowl...

cowgirl 11-11-2013 09:24 PM

Looks delicious!

spedly 11-11-2013 09:38 PM

That's a bad ass mirepoix with the sliced jalapenos. Great idea. The stew looks delicious!

krek 11-11-2013 09:46 PM

I think I'm going to dream about that meal tonight...

Wampus 11-11-2013 10:43 PM

Looks soooooo good!

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