Winter is the perfect time of year for soups and stews. The good news is YouTube channel Cooking with Jack offers a special recipe for winter “No Peek Stew.”
This amazing no peek stew requires two pounds beef roast, two or three sliced onions, five stalks celery chopped into one inch pieces, seven or eight carrots, cut in 2″ pieces, three to four large potatoes, cut up, two large tomatoes, diced, a quarter teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of pepper, four tablespoons cornstarch, two tablespoons granulated sugar, one onion soup mix, one can cream of celery soup, a half tablespoon beef base, a half cup warm water, one can of Pepsi cola, two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, and one half to one and a half cups tomato juice or V-8 juice.
Start by lining the bottom of a roasting pan or large casserole pan with the meat. Do not brown. Next, add the potatoes, carrots, celery, tomatoes and onions. Combine salt, pepper, sugar, corn starch, soup mix together, and then mix the dry ingredients into cream soup.
Next, mix the beef base and water and add to the soup mixture. After that, add the Pepsi and Worcestershire sauce and pour over the meat and vegetables. Gradually pour tomato juice to cover all the ingredients. Cover pan tightly with a heavy foil.
Bake in 350°F oven for 3 hours. Once it has cooked for three hours, turn heat to 250° and cook for another 8 hours. No peeking!
You and your lived ones are sure to enjoy the amazingly tender beef and caramelized veggies in this one-pan, no-peek stew.