Retro Recipe: Creamy Beef with Chive Biscuits
Craving comfort food? Try this slow-simmered beef dinner from the 1965 edition of Betty Crocker’s Dinner in a Dish.
Isn’t it funny how comfort food has just as much to do with memory as it does with taste buds? Beef stew, for instance, will forever and always remind me of childhood ski trips with my dad in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After long days in the cold and snow, my brother, dad and I would regroup at our rental cabin to feast on Pop’s specialty: canned beef stew with a side of biscuits.
In search of a scratch-made version of this wintertime classic, I stumbled upon this recipe for Creamy Beef with Chive Biscuits. Found in the Hearty and Homestyle chapter of Betty Crocker’s 1965 Dinner in a Dish cookbook, this one-pot meal is exactly that. With big chunks of tender beef in vegetable-laden tomato gravy, I make this stew at least once a winter, whenever I’m hungry for something warm and comforting that doesn’t take a lot of effort.