Food and wine can provide comfort during challenging times, so Winery Chef DJ MacIntyre is sharing one of his favorite childhood comfort food recipes utilizing ingredients commonly found in your pantry. We hope you enjoy this cooking tutorial video for ranch stew garnished with hash brown waffles to pair with our 2018 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir.
YIELD: 4 QUARTS
White Onion, diced ½” - 1 each
Garlic, minced - 1 Tbsp
Canola Oil - ¼ cup
Ground Beef - 2 lbs
Canned Corn, drained - 2 cans
Canned Beans, kidney, white, pinto, navy & drained - 3 cans
Canned Tomatoes, diced - 3 cans
Mushrooms, fresh sliced ¼” or canned & drained - 1 cup or 2 small cans
Kosher Salt - 2 Tbsp.
Black Pepper - 1 Tbsp.
Bay Leaves - 2 each
Oregano, dried - 1 Tbsp
Thyme, dried - 1 ½ tsp
Basil, dried - 1 Tbsp
Chicken Stock - 4 cups
Cheddar Cheese, shredded - 1 cup
Green Onions, sliced - ½ cup
Jalapenos, fresh sliced -¼ cup
OPTIONAL: Green Tabasco - ½ cup
OPTIONAL: Tomato Paste - ¼ cup
In a heavy duty stockpot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onions and garlic, then saute until onions start to sweat and become translucent. Next, add the ground beef and cook until it starts to brown. Then add mushrooms, corn, beans, tomatoes, stock and seasonings. Add optional ingredients at this time as well. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The stew should thicken slightly, ladle into bowls and garnish with cheese, green onions, jalapenos and a hash brown waffle.
Hash Brown Waffles
YIELD: 4 WAFFLES
Dehydrated Idaho Spuds Hash Browns -1 box (4.2 oz wt)
Sea Salt - 2 tsp
Shallots, minced very fine - 2 Tbsp
Sour Cream - ⅓ cup
Whole egg - 1 each
Garlic Powder - 1 tsp
Onion Powder - ½ tsp
Black Pepper, ground - ½ tsp
Rehydrate hash browns according to the product's instructions. Then pour re-constituted hash brown on to a food-grade towel and sprinkle with salt. Let rest for 10 minutes. Then squeeze out all excess water from hash browns — the dryer the better. Heat waffle maker. In a small bowl, whip the egg. Next, add hash browns, sour cream, shallots, and seasoning. Mix together well. Using pan spray, spray the inside of the waffle maker. Layer the hash brown mixture over the hot irons about ½ inch thick. Close the waffle maker and let cook for 15 minutes until nice and crispy. Serve with ranch stew or on its own and enjoy!
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