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If you're making beef stew would you prefer it made with red wine or ale?

I'm creating, and I want it to taste AMAZING. And I've never made stew before :whistling2:

It's going to have potatos, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and garlic in there too...

I'm thinking wine, but I might dabble with the ale?



Yis, another question :whistling2:
 

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Yeah I'm thinking wine, but I reckon ale would taste good too... a beefy aley stew. Minus the garlic, I don't think garlic and ale mix... I might be wrong but doesn't appeal.
 

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Red wine, at least half a bottle and I drink the rest...
 

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Wine, but only because I believe that the wine would provide a better marinade for the beef, as stewing beef can be quite tough..
 

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a beefy aley stew. Minus the garlic, I don't think garlic and ale mix... I might be wrong but doesn't appeal.

beer and curry were made to go together
 

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Ok :D

Looks like wine it is.... Off to morrissons I go. It's gonna be the cheapest red wine going though I'm afraid. Sure the beef won't mind :D

Anyone coming for tea? Or am I freezing it all again... lol
 

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My mum has made a good beef stew before with ale in, adds loads of root vegetables, cooks for hours and adds dumplings.
 

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Oh dumplings!!!!

Need a recipe... they can't be THAT hard can they.....

I could make two stews actually..... I have enough beef for 2 small ones or one big one....

Yes :D

Sod it, one ale, one wine.
 

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Make sure you buy a dry red wine, it will taste better in a stew. :)
 

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Make sure you buy a dry red wine, it will taste better in a stew. :)
Thanks :D

I love food.

One bonus of having an empty house is I tend to experiment more with cooking. Not sure why I don't enjoy cooking when there are people here faffing about.
 

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It's going to have potatos, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and garlic in there too...
No onion? It's not a proper beef stew without great big hunks of onion! :D
 

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Ale is better for beef stew. I would save red wine for casseroles where you are going to have potatoes and veg as red wine can make it a bit rich for a stew.
 

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Oh I missed onions.

Ok, what's the difference between a stew and a casserole then :hmm: :D
 

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Oh I missed onions.

Ok, what's the difference between a stew and a casserole then :hmm: :D
A casserole is usually cooked in a dish with a lid in the oven, a stew is usually cooked in a pan on the hob.
 

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Oh I missed onions.

Ok, what's the difference between a stew and a casserole then :hmm: :D
Stew would probably be slightly more liquid, perhaps smaller chunks and not as rich. And I always cook casseroles in the oven and stews on the hob.
 

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Do you like Guiness, Dizz??

Irish stew is lush with a can or 3 of Guiness...;)
 
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