Monday, October 18, 2010

Manic Monday Recipe~ "Circus Dinner"

The story of "Circus Dinner"

In the day of my husband's great grandmother Adaline, the fall harvest was very important.  With the plethora of vegetables, Adaline decided to create a delicious dinner that many of her family's generations would come to love and make.  Every August, the Circus would come to their town, hence the name "Circus Dinner."  I hope you love it as much as we do!  The recipe is best when you can use fresh vegetables.

Carrots cut in small chunks
Potatoes cut in small chunks
Green Beans trimmed and cut in half
2 lbs of lean ground beef
1/2 Medium Onion (Red or Yellow)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Stick of Butter

Start by filling a large boiling pot with enough water to cover all of the chunks of potatoes.  (Always start the water out cold when cooking potatoes.)  Add salt to help the water boil.  (This water will become a delicious part of the meal, do not pour it out!) 

Then, start browning the chopped onion and beef until cooked thoroughly.
Next, once the water has started to boil, place the carrots into the pot.
After the carrots and potatoes have started to get tender, add the beef (with the cooking juices), green beans, and butter.
Add a dash of salt and pepper and let simmer on low heat for about an hour. 
Serve in a bowl, and add some of that juice!

(My computer won't let me post a picture right now, but as soon as I can, I'll post a picture of the dinner.)

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