Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jalapeño-Beef Stew

I know, I know, I haven't blogged here in forever, and realize I have a lot of catching up to do, but I promised Thomas that I would post my recipe for Jalapeño-Beef Stew. It's a recipe I created after hunting around on the Internet for some ideas to use up the stockpiled canned goods we have leftover from the winter. I merged a couple of recipes I found online and added or substituted ingredients I had on hand, which somehow always manages to create the best dish! My picky-eating 14-year-old son loved it; he had two servings the first night and then two servings of leftovers the next! This was cheap, easy, and delicious. The only thing I could find fault with was that you would not want to eat this if you were on a low-sodium diet.

Jalapeño-Beef Stew
  • 1 12-oz. can of roast beef in beef broth, undrained (can you tell I shop at Costco? LOL!)
  • 1 15-oz. can of corn, undrained
  • 1 15-oz. can of stewed tomatoes (I used Italian-style), undrained
  • 1 15-oz. can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 c. jarred sliced hot jalapeño peppers, drained and chopped (avoid touching your eyes or face while doing this and wash your hands well after chopping)
  • 1/2 can (about 1 cup) of water (I rinsed out the stewed tomatoes can and used it with all the good juicy tomato bits in it)
  • 2 T. powdered beef soup base (or the equivalent of beef bullion cubes)
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • dried oregano, to taste
Empty all ingredients in a quart-sized sauce pan. Heat thoroughly on medium-high, then simmer while your muffins or cornbread are baking! I got about 6 good-sized servings from this.

Would taste great with shredded cheddar cheese and/or sour cream on top.

1 comment:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Thanks Miriam

To lower the sodium, I would probably make some changes such as use frozen corn instead of canned, use low sodium beef broth, and use Better Than Gravy Base instead of powdered beef base. But this is a great combo - I think I am going to save this for cooler weather!