For the Best Stew…
If you like stew, don’t buy “stew meat." Upside the head. No no no.
Instead, look for your favorite pot roast cut and buy a piece larger than you’ll need for your roast. Part of this will become your pot roast; the other part you then slice into chunks for stew meat. Not only will it taste much better than that mystery “stew meat” in the store; it’ll also be much less expensive.
Start with two (as in, 2) hamburger patties. Place a few slivers of dill pickle on one patty with a few slices of Vermont Cabot cheddar cheese. Put the remaining patty on top — making the whole thing into a burger “sandwich." Flute the edges with a fork or butter knife like a pie crust (to keep all that goodness inside). Grill with your favorite burger seasoning.
MMMM – my favorite burger recipe.
A silly little contest
You try to guess which cut I would pick if I could only eat one cut for the rest of my life, for the following meats:
The person who gets all three right will receive a free Gourmet Butcher DVD.