How to cook tasty and healthy stew at home?
Unfortunately, most manufacturers use low-grade meat, which spoils the taste of the stew, making it fat. As you know, beef fat is forbidden to eat because of the high cholesterol content. Such a product causes irreparable harm to health. Often you can find a lot of liquid instead of meat in an open can of canned food Of course, a dish made with his own hands at home will be much tastier, healthier and more qualitative than a purchased semi-finished product.
There are situations when a large amount of meat appears in the arsenal. For example, you bought a pork carcass for the whole family at a bargain price. Of course, this amount of meat in one or two times to eat will not work. Freezing it is also not always convenient.At the same time in the freezer the product loses a lot of useful properties. In this case, to cook the stew and roll it into jars is probably the best option. After that, you can eat a high-quality dish cooked with a soul for several months.
Stew of beef, chicken, pork - it canned food that will help you in many situations. The advantage is that the meat does not need extra cooking. It can be added to different dishes - pasta, potatoes, cereals, and even in the soup. You can eat stew just with bread and vegetables. Thus, canned goods will help out in situations where there is no desire or time to stand at the stove for a long time. In this case, any lunch or dinner, made in just 20 minutes, will be complete. Perhaps the most popular dish to which such canned food is added is pasta in a navy style. Harmoniously combined canned meat with stewed potatoes. You can boil the potato pieces, drain the water, add rich cream and a few tablespoons of stew and dill - an incredibly tasty lunch will come out.
The dish can be prepared with a variety of spices. It is mandatory to add black and allspice, bay leaf, paprika. For lovers of lean meat, we recommend making chicken stew.In the remaining recipes, you should add lard to the dish, which provides the correct cooking technology.
It is very important to choose the right meat. Stew of pork or beef should not be prepared from lean product. Otherwise, it will not work juicy. We do not recommend using modern kitchen appliances for cooking canned meat, such as multicookers. It is best to cook the stew in a frying pan or saucepan with a thick bottom.
If you are going to cook canned food, rolling the stew in jars, you must sterilize the cans. It is necessary for the prevention of botulism. Sterilization cans is dry and steam. For dry sterilization it is necessary to place glass containers in an oven heated to a temperature of 150 degrees. The duration of the process is 20 minutes. Banks must be in a vertical position with the hole facing up. For the second method, you need to pour water into a wide saucepan and bring it to a boil. After that, a special nozzle or net is put on the pan, on top of which the bank is located. The neck should be pointing down.The duration of steam sterilization is 10 minutes. Only such dishes suitable for canning. It will protect the stew not only from botulism, but also from other microorganisms that invoke damage to the product.
The classic recipe for canned meat
If you want to make a universal dish that everyone will like, we recommend cooking it not from beef, but from pork. This method will reveal the taste of meat and get canned food without specific smells and flavors that are often present in beef.
So, to make a delicious stew, you need the following ingredients:
- 3 kilograms of pork;
- 200 grams of fat;
- black pepper;
- Bay leaf;
- vegetable oil for roasting.
Cooking dishes should begin with vytaplivaniya fat from fat. To do this, the fat should be cut into small pieces and sent to the pan with a thick bottom. Gradually, the fat will melt, and the pieces of fat will become golden in color. After that, the bacon must be removed from the pan. They can be used for food, but in the stew they will be superfluous. Then add some vegetable oil to the pan with the fat and send the meat, cut into small pieces.
The most delicious stew is obtained from fatty meat.We recommend buying canned meat and neck for canned meat. You can also combine different parts, such as the hip part and the scapular part. In the process of cooking the fat will be melted. Due to this, in an open jar of stew meat and fat will be separated from each other.
Stew pork must be very long - about 2.5 - 3 hours. When the pieces of meat begin to break up into fibers, then the stew will be ready. 30 minutes before it is necessary to add salt and spices. Immediately after cooking, the meat must be decomposed into sterilized jars and rolled up.
If you are going to cook beef stew, you should take into account that meat will increase by about 40%. It is also important to understand that for such a dish the proportion of fat should be 1: 5. So, for beef stew you must take:
- 3 kilograms of lean beef;
- 600 grams of fat;
- 3 teaspoons of salt;
- 5 bay leaves;
- black pepper peas.
The cooking process should start with meat. It is necessary to remove all the fat and streaks, then cut it into small cubes. Next, the meat is sent to the pan. You can grease the walls of dishes with vegetable oil.Then the pan is sent to a very small fire. In this state, it is necessary to simmer the beef for about 2 hours. It is advisable not to add water - so canned food will come out much tastier.
After that, the fat should be divided into three parts. Two thirds of the product must be cut into small pieces and sent to the beef.In the process of cooking the stew should be constantly stirring. 15 minutes before the end of cooking, salt and spices are added to the meat. As soon as the dish is ready, you can proceed to unfolding it in banks. Separately, you need to melt the remaining, third part of fat, then pour it into jars with stewed meat. After that, they should roll up, cool and send in the refrigerator.
Canned meat can be cooked at home. So you will be confident in their quality. In this case, you can conduct culinary experiments and combine several types of meat. The main rule - the banks in which you will roll the stew should be sterilized. It is also necessary to add lard to the dish so that it does not turn out to be lean and tasteless. Ready-made canned meat will help you out in a situation when you need to quickly prepare a full meal or dinner.