Often it is difficult to get beef texture tender in stew, so stewing beef can take hours. Here is a smart way to change that. Put in a tea bag when making beef stew. Any kind of herbal tea will work or black tea is recommended. The tea bag will not only tenderize the beef faster but also add flavor to it.
Option 1: Break garlic into cloves. Put all the cloves in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes. Then you can easily peel each clove.
Option 2: Hammer each garlic clove with the back of a cooking knife, then you can easily peel off each clove.
Option 3: If you have a lot of garlic that needs to be peeled, put all the garlic cloves in a stainless steel bowl or container, and cover it with the same sized one. Shake the two bowls or containers hard for about 5 minutes. Then open them and you will find most of the cloves are peeled off.