September 19, 2016

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

Even though we still have warm temperatures here in Iowa, I'm in fall mode. Halloween decorations are up, leaves have been raked once, and the windows are open welcoming the breeze. The only thing I was missing were the smells of fall, and I took care of that over the weekend. A quick trip to Family Fare and my house smelled like Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls! I partnered with Family Fare to create this delicious recipe and an upcoming Twitter Party!

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls





The smell of this Autumn Ale Stew filling the house is wonderful. Not only the smell, but the colors also make you think of fall. Look how bright and crispy those carrots and celery were that I picked up at Family Fare! I'm glad I didn't have to use them all in the stew because they will make a great veggie tray for after school snacks!

Autumn Ale Stew Ingredients
  • 1lb Stew Meat
  • 12oz Dark Ale
  • 4oz Beef Broth
  • 3 TBL Olive Oil (Olive Oil Coupon under Bakery)
  • 1 Medium Onion - chopped 
  • 2 Celery Sticks - chopped (Organic Celery is $1.49 at Family Fare through Tuesday!)
  • 2 Carrots - chopped (2 lbs of Whole Carrots are $1.28 at Family Fare through Tuesday!)
  • 2 Bay Leaves - dehyrated (Save 20% Off Family Fare Spices through Tuesday!)
  • 1/2 tsp Sage - dried (Save 20% off Family Fare Spices through Tuesday!)
  • 1 TBS flour
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt and Pepper

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

How to Make Autumn Ale Stew

Start by adding olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, beef froth, sage, and bay leaves to the Crock Pot at high heat.

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

While veggies begin cooking, brown the stew meat for a few minutes. Tossing the flour with the stew meat during this step, will help keep it from sticking together in the Crock Pot.

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

Have you tried Tender Ridge Angus Meat at Family Fare? So far we've tried sirloins, ribeyes, and now stew meat. We haven't been disappointed with any of it and the prices are great!

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls


Once the stew meat is browned, pour in the ale and add brown sugar, and bring the mix to a boil.

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

You can use any dark ale or stout beer for this Autumn Ale Stew. This time around, I went with a sort of local Kansas City ale. Two reasons I enjoy shopping at Family Fare are, they offer a Build Your Own 6 Pack section in the store, and they love supporting local businesses. You can pick up a few different ales or beers, and try them all out in stew throughout the month. Or just sample some new flavors!

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

Okay, back to that stew! When the stew meat and ale mixture begins to boil, add it to the Crock Pot and cook on high heat for 4.5 - 5 hours.

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

Shortly before the Autumn Ale Stew is done, make your bread bowls. Hard round rolls were perfect for making bread bowls with. I picked them up at Family Fare, where there is a nice selection of breads. I love bread of all kinds, so this section is always a little piece of heaven for me.  

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

To make bread bowls, simply cut a circle in the top and dig out the inside. Making sure to leave a decent layer across the bottom so it holds up to the stew. 

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

When the bread bowls are cut and the stew is done, you can begin filling the bowls. I placed 3 spoonfuls of stew inside each bowl, and then I added a bit more broth by using a tablespoon to scoop some out of the Crock Pot. 


Not only is this Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls perfect for fall, it's also a recipe I made to help kick off the upcoming Family Fare Twitter Party I'm hosting! Join us for entertaining ideas, prizes, and loads of fun!



Family Fare Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, September 28th from 8-9PM CT
Prizes: (4) $50 Family Fare Gift Cards and (1) $200 Family Fare Gift Card
RSVP HERE for the chance to win an RSVP Prize of $25 PayPal Cash!

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10 comments:

  1. This looks amazing, especially to make with fall right around the corner.

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  2. Yummy, I can't wait to try... Love chili in the bread bowls too.

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  3. This one looks so good. Anything cooked in beer is perfect in my book!

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  4. Looks amazing and simple! My favorite combo!

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  7. i can't say i have a favorite stew.. but this one looks amazing.

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  8. Was just getting ready to do stew! This looks great!
    Raina

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  9. Never tried stew in the bread bowls, but it sounds great! I usually make cheeseburger soup for the bread bowls (kind of a cheesy potato soup with meat) Bring on the FALL season!

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  10. Vegetable beef soup with lots of winter squash cubes....

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