I got smart this time and did the prep for this stew when we got home from the movies Tuesday night – as if the workday’s worth of anticipation wasn’t enough to drive us mad with hunger. This stew was amazingly flavorful – savory, with a subtle sweetness from the cinnamon sticks that spent all day in a delicious bath of beef stock. I like eating from this part of the world – the heartiness and subtlety of Iberian food appeal to me in ways that the richness of French cooking or the wide range of Italian cuisine don’t. Maybe it’s the Camino. Maybe it’s chorizo. Maybe I’m just a pork-and-potatoes kind of girl. Either way, we’ll be making this stew again.
Crock Pot Azorean Spiced Beef Stew from A Year of Slow Cooking