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Goulish Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

1 jar Gia Russa Beef Stew Starter

1 lb. beef cubes

1 cup flour

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 bag frozen green peas

Gia Russa beef stock, if needed

1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and quartered, length-wise

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup milk

2 Tbsp. butter

1 gallon plastic storage bag

Flour beef cubes, and brown in nonstick skillet with olive oil. Once cooked to desired temperature, add beef stew starter and simmer. Set aside 8 green peas and add remaining green peas to stew and heat thoroughly. If stew becomes to thick, add beef stock.

Put potatoes into a saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and cover potatoes with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until a fork can easily be poked. Drain potatoes and transfer to a bowl. Add milk and melted butter. Use potato masher to mash potatoes until well mashed. Add additional milk if needed season with salt and pepper.

Ladle stew in bowls. Using the plastic storage bag with a corner cut off, add mashed potatoes and squeeze on top of stew in the shape of a ghost. Add two peas for eyes. Serve immediately.

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