My boyfriend and I try to get away together pretty often and when we do, there's always a ton of cooking going on. His two favorite meals on the face of the planet are fried chicken legs with mashed potatoes and beef stew with cornbread (he's so southern). I've got the fried chicken and potatoes down to an art form, but I need help trying out a new beef stew recipe.
In the past I've completely made up a recipe and I've done Tyler Florence's, which was a bit pricy for our budget as it included an entire bottle of red wine. Does anyone have a tried and true beef stew recipe they'd care to share; something hearty, big on the meat and potatoes, and cornbread-friendly? I'd be eternally grateful.
Thanks in advance!