Hello, Variants! This is the first post of many that will feature our cook-through of the Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook, so I wanted to start our first installment with the first recipe: Traveler’s Stew from the Human Cuisine category. Author’s Note: I did make some flavor modifications for preference, but this didn’t detract from the overall experience and I encourage anyone who cooks or bakes to add adjustments and make the meal or dish more enjoyable for yourself! It’s about exploration, so don’t be afraid to try new things as well as tried and true practices. Now on to the cooking!
This dish was perfect for the day I prepared it. We had rain almost non-stop throughout the night and day and the weather had cooled significantly, so a nice warm bowl of stew for dinner seemed heavenly. The full recipe is featured in the image below, but we’ll break down the process as we go along. I did use a crockpot for the second half of the recipe since we have a young one who is naturally curious and I didn’t want to leave the dish on a hot stove where they might get to it, but I highly doubt the switch of cooking method did anything to affect the scrumptious outcome.
As with most recipes, I started by gathering all of my ingredients together and measuring them out. I did wind up adding corn to this recipe for another element, but it didn’t make or break the recipe, just a happy addition towards the end. The corn, onion, and potatoes didn’t fit in the photo, but you’ll see those added later.
After reading through the recipe twice I moved on to heating my pan and tossing the meat in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper before browning it in oil. After getting a good sear on the meat I added it to my crockpot then followed the instructions with the remaining bits, juices, and beer.
When the mixture finished heating up I added it to the meat inside the crockpot along with the broth, seasonings, and after a couple of hours on the low setting, I added the yellow onion, carrots, corn, and potatoes to the mix. Leaving it to cook on low for a couple more hours our house was slowly filled with a hearty aroma and we eagerly awaited the finished meal.
The dish was just as pictured by the time it was done and we paired the stew with some warmed and buttered potato bread rolls. Overall, 10/10 will be making this again! This was an excellent way to start our cook-through and the low fuss cooking makes it the perfect dish on a cool day. I only wish I had had fresh parsley to go with the meal, but next time I’ll be sure to triple-check my ingredient list before starting!
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Ingredient List for Traveler’s Stew: All-Purpose Flour, Salt and Ground Black Pepper, Stew Meat, Vegetable Oil, Dark Beer, Beef Broth, Paprika, Yellow Onion, Carrot, Yukon Gold Potato, Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
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