beef stew has a sour taste- help?
- sweetpotato Aug 26, 2013 08:26 AM
I enjoy making beef stew ( the base is beef stock, crushed tomato, onion soup mix and a few tablespoons of tomato paste) but my husband finds the sauce to be a bit sour. What can I do to remedy this? Thank you in advance. I make my beef stew in a crock pot, if that matters at all.
bon appetit, SP
Leave out onion soup mix. Replace with carmelized onion and the carrots as suggested earlier. Add some red wine
I had the same problem with my beef stew yesterday. The recipe calls for tomato paste and brown sugar, which I used, but it was sour. I started early in the day so the flavors could develop well for my company in the evening, but it was still too sour. I solved the problem by alternating between brown sugar and beef bouillon (I used a paste type.) I kept tasting the stew after each addition, until the sourness was completely gone. My guests loved it.