Right now, halloween is upon us. A time to costume our alter egos and hit the streets in search of treats. A time to wear outrageous gets up and ask folks to reward us with tasty morsels of food. A time for spooky tales and scary scenes. A time when the space between living and dead thins. So I share with you an ancient recipe of witches brew. Tell them what’s really inside or make up a list that will turn their stomachs while their intrigued nose begs them to take a bite.

Witches Brew 

3 TBSP olive oil                                     1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt

2 lb stewing beef cubed                         1 tsp salt

6 small onions                                       28 oz can tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic                                   1/2 cup fine parsley

5 1/2 ounces tomato paste                     1 cup water

1 TBSP flour (GF option works as well)    3 large carrots

1 tsp chili powder                                  1 cup cooked macaroni (GF works)

1 tsp dried oregano                               1/3 cup parmesan

1 tsp dried rosemary                             1 cup water

1) Heat olive oil in large sauce pan. Add beef and stir lightly until browned.

2) Add onions and garlic continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes

3) Combine tomato paste, flour, chili powder, oregano, rosemary and both salts. Stir into beef mixture and add water.

4) Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes

5) Add carrots and continue simmer 45 minutes or until beef is tender.

6) Cook macaroni in a separate pot. Then stir in to stew.

7) Add parmesan garnish with parsley.