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Bachelor's Budget Beef Stew
When I was a kid growing up in Australia, one of the cheapest meats you could buy was "mince," or, as you know it , hamburger. It wasn't the quality-controlled substance you buy today, but the ground remnants of everything the butcher ouldn't sell otherwise, not quite as unpalatable as what he ground further and put into his store-made sausages, but close. As my parents were very poor, we ate a lot of it, and my mother devised all sorts of recipes to make it palatable. One was a sort of hamburger beef stew , which I still make for myself today when I have a little left-over raw hamburger meat. It is a one-pot recipe. For want of a better name, here is Bachelor's Budget Beef Stew.
(Preparation: 15 Minutes. Cooking: 90 minutes)
Ted's Note: The items marked with an asterisk (*) are the recipe's "secret ingredients." They give it texture and flavor. The curry powder is not really enough to give it a curry flavor, but does add tremendously. In my childhood in Oz, curry was often used to disguise the taste of slightly rancid meat. As we didn't have refrigerators until I was in my early teens, there was a lot of slightly rancid meat - and a lot of curry!
Contributed by Ted