BISON STEW

Ingredients:

1 pound Wild T Bison Farm Stew Meat, rinsed and patted dry

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 tablespoon coarse black pepper

1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely diced

1 tablespoons fresh garlic, diced

1 medium onion, diced

1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

2 stalks celery, sliced

3 carrots, peeled, halved and sliced

1/2 cup dry sherry

1 1/2 cups red wine

2 cups buffalo stock or organic beef stock

3 potatoes, unpeeled, parboiled whole and cubed

1 to 2 tablespoons arrow root or corn starch

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Preparation:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add half of stew meat, and sauté until meat is browned.
  3. Remove browned stew meat from pan, set aside. Add remaining tablespoon of oil to pan and brown as above.
  4. Add first batch of browned stew meat back to pan, along with dried seasoning, garlic and onion. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Add mushrooms and stir to incorporate. Cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add sherry, and 2 cups of the red wine. Stir to incorporate. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for ½ hour.
  7. Uncover and bring heat up to medium high. Add stock, celery and carrots, stir in to incorporate and bring to full heat.
  8. Reduce heat back to low, cover and let simmer for an additional ½ hour.
  9. Uncover and add potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Mix thickening agent with remaining 1 cup wine, and whisk into stew. Bring to a full boil.
  11. Reduce heat, add parsley, and season to taste.  ENJOY!

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