Local Style Beef Stew
I was in the mood for a little bit of “Hawaiian Style” comfort food this week so I dug out some recipes I had for local style beef stew. What makes it “local style” is something I can’t exactly pinpoint, maybe its the addition of Hawaiian salt or the lack of noodles, but either way its a food that distinctly reminds me of home. Although this recipe takes about 3 1/2 hours to cook, the bulk of the time is spent simmering on the stove with just a few minutes of actual work. The end product is a dish with melt in your mouth meat and super tender vegetables- my favorite.
Author: Adaption of Tutus Hawaiian Beef Stew + Recipes from family & friends
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 3 -4 strips of boneless short ribs (cut into about 2 inch pieces)
- 4 small cans tomato sauce
- 4 tomato-sauce-cans of water
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 carrots, pared and coarsely chopped
- 2-3 potatoes, pared and cut into 8 pieces
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- flour for dredging
- vegetable oil
- 2+ dashes tabasco
- Hawaiian sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- In a large dutch oven or soup pot heat oil to medium-high. Add garlic and fry until fragrant.
- Coat beef with flour and lightly brown on all sides, then add onions and fry until translucent.
- Add tomato sauce and heat to a slight boil, then add water and bring to a slight boil.
- Season with Hawaiian salt and black pepper, then bring to a simmer for 2 hours or until meat is tender.
- Add carrots and potatoes and continue to simmer for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender.
- Add celery and tabasco and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Add more Hawaiian salt, pepper, or tabasco to taste and serve over rice.
So, what are your favorite comfort food recipes?