Westfall Stew

Westfall Stew

This is one of the famous World of Warcraft inspired recipes, very popular amongst the players of the game. This fictional recipe gave us a lot of boos definitely.


  • 1kg of good quality beef for cooking cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of butter divided
  • 500g of mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 2 cups of red wine
  • 1 garlic head, cloves separated and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon northern spices
  • 6 carrots peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup of pearled barley
  • bay leaves
  • minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup of diced bacon
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley

Preparation/Cooking Process:

westfall stew beef meat

We started with cutting the beef salting it and letting it stay for a half an hour or so.
Later we diced the bacon and put in the frying pan with a tablespoon of butter cooked for about 15 minutes, then tossed in the mushrooms, onions and the tablespoon of remaining butter as well as the brown sugar. Cook it for another 15 minutes until the liquid released from the mushrooms has evaporated.
In the next phase we added gradually the flour, then the broth and a cup of red wine.

So far so good, while the meat was cooking in the pot we added the carrots, garlic and bay leafs along with the amazing northern spices which later gave so much flavor to our meat.
We finally added the meat with all of the sauce that was cooking inside the pot and let it cook for about 2 hours, we stirred it from time to time whilst adding water so that it could keep on cooking, at about 2 hours cooking time added the last glass of red wine and water if needed and let sit for another half hour.

westfall stew ingredients

Finally after cooking for about 3 hours remove from the stove and let it cool a bit, there you have it tasty Westfall stew greatly complemented by beer a piece of bread or wine.

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