This hearty main dish has been a family favorite for at least 30 years. Our three sons are now grown and on their own...but they always come home when they hear what's in the oven!
My husband, Mel, and I are enjoying retirement. Traveling is fun, visiting family and friends is better, but sitting on the back porch and "watching the world go by" is best of all!
I love to cook and bake, especially for the holidays when our children and grandchildren are here! For years, I helped my husband farm while holding down a job in town. Then he became an insurance agent and I helped him again. We still have the farm, but now I have more time to do other things I enjoy.
To the best of my knowledge, this recipe came from the early days in Colorado...or from the cattle trails leading into Colorado. It is a cowboy recipe and the ingredients can be varied, depending on what's available. In the old days, you couldn't always find what you needed...and sometimes it's fun to vary the ingredients. —Ed Jones, Baker City, Oregon
These are delicious with fresh sweet corn and a baked potato. You can spend the day out of the kitchen by assembling the kabobs in the morning, then letting them marinate all day before grilling at dinnertime. —Lorri Cleveland, Kingsville, Ohio
This recipe mixes the country goodness of beef and pure maple syrup with Asian flavors. The result is delicious! This dish not only tastes wonderful, but looks pretty sitting atop a bed of fluffy white rice.
Brunswick Stew dates back to the 1860s, when it was served as a complete meal. We now use it as an accompaniment to barbecues. It is delicious picnic fare when served with country ribs, coleslaw or potato salad. When I make this stew, I double the recipe and freeze small portions so we can enjoy it at several meals.
All of the women in our family have made this dish. The nice thing about this recipe is that the filling is optional according to the mood of the cook. Some cooks use hard-cooked eggs, either sliced or chopped, instead of the raw egg. Others like to dip the beef roll in beaten egg before frying.
Thirty years ago I spent several weeks at a beautiful mountain lodge in Red River, New Mexico. When we arrived, the aroma of this dish greeted us. It was delicious, so I asked for the recipe and it's been a favorite ever since. Nowadays, my married daughter likes to prepare it for her family.