I mean value I'm weird. Why is it that thence oft I am much to a greater extent than productive when I've gotten barely whatever sleep? Maybe I'm running on adrenaline. Seriously. Most folks tin barely business office amongst simply a few hours of sleep. I, on the other hand, am slow-moving, groggy too fatigued-feeling when I've gotten a long night's sleep. However, it never fails that when I've solely slept for iii or 4 hours, I'm running around the solid inward the morn similar a crazy somebody ... all hyped upward too total of energy.
It happened today. I was upward until almost iii inward the morn working on the spider web log too cleaning around the house. I swore I'd instruct dorsum to bed 1 time the kids got on the motorcoach for schoolhouse at 7 this morning. Nope. Instead, I stayed upward doing laundry, making homemade egg noodles, watching t.v. too editing spider web log photos. I'm sure I'll pay for it later. Sigh.
But, this recipe is for certain worth spending a footling fourth dimension on. It's goose egg overly complicated, but the final result is a total COMFORT FOOD dinner that your identify unit of measurement volition greatly appreciate. You'll, basically, last braising beef until ultra tender on the stove top inward a rich broth, making my two-ingredient egg noodles land the meat cooks too and thence bringing the 2 components together to simmer to perfection.
NOTE: You'll postulate to instruct HERE for my transportation service on making your ain egg noodles from scratch.
Serves 4 - 6.
Ingredients for The Beef Portion of The Recipe:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 - 1 pound beef roast, cutting into chunks
2 - 3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 - 3 beef bouillon cubes
2 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet (optional)
1 tablespoon tomato plant paste
1 bay foliage (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
Season beef amongst tabular array salt too pepper. Heat upward a large pot or Dutch oven too add together inward the olive oil. Allow pan too crude to instruct really hot. Sear meat on all sides. Add inward plenty hot H2O to simply encompass the meat. Add in 2 chicken bouillon cubes too 2 beef bouillon cubes. Pour inward Kitchen Bouquet. Add inward the tomato plant glue too role a fork to intermission it upward into the liquid. Add bay foliage too thyme leaves.
Bring liquid to a bowl, too thence cut oestrus to low. Cook - amongst lid on - for 2 - 3 hours or until meat is fork-tender too tin easily last shredded. If necessary, add together additional hot H2O every bit the meat cooks if also much reduction of the liquid takes place. Break apart beef.
More than likely, much of the braising liquid has reduced down. Add inward to a greater extent than H2O until in that location is roughly five - half dozen cups of liquid. Taste too encounter if you lot postulate to add together inward some other bouillon cube or two.
Bring dorsum upward to a simmer over medium heat.
By this time, the egg noodles should last made.
Add noodles to the meat/braising liquid. Stir. It volition look quite "soupy" when noodles are outset added.
Reduce oestrus to depression too produce - uncovered - for almost an hr or until noodles are fully cooked too tender. Stir occasionally throughout cooking time and last sure to scrape the bottom of the pan thence that the noodles aren't sticking.
Liquid will thicken during the cooking. However, if your liquid gets also thick also early, simply add together inward a footling to a greater extent than H2O (or fifty-fifty some boxed or canned broth). Taste too suit seasoning, every bit needed. Serve.
07/14/16: Updated photos too made clarifications to recipe.